Mayhem & Logam are back for the ninth installment on Santoku Records. The two Atlanta heavyweights maintain a consistent style that showcases their love for both Neuro and Minimal funk. SAN009 is a dynamic release, representing the manifold layers that comprise Drum and Bass music. Intense, intelligent, innovative, and intriguing; “Infinity” has plenty of vibes for the deep heads and just enough grit for the “bass face” lovers.
The title track is a precision piece of neuro funk primed to sweep feet across any dance floor. Infinity builds from an intriguing array of synths that merge gracefully into an attention grabbing melody right before your ears; creating the space for the clean and somewhat nostalgic drum beats to flow in smoothly and coalesce the sounds into a single shape. This shape is given extra dimension when the in your face bass line drops, focusing the track’s energy and setting your shoes to auto pilot. The song weaves in and out of its layers and give this A-side credence to it naming, arranging an infinite mind scape and maintaing a constant groove sure to satisfy your head space and your bass face.
Backing up this solid piece of work, is an equally as masterful, while different style of cut on the rear side of the release. Aphelion combines a lush and deep sound with underground darkness that swells together as a remarkable piece of progressive drum and bass from the minimal spectrum of the genre’s wide lens. Crystal clean and chilled out sounds are the foundation that the track builds on, creating an ice cold zone that is quickly juxtaposed by a rumbling and gritty low-end attack. The track maintains this love/hate relationship following spaced out sonics through the breakdown before hammering home with its blistering bass line business; sure to cross arms, rock shoulders, and bob heads from front to back. Not one to miss, this track’s sure to light fire to your sets unexpectedly, this B-side is prone to be quite the weapon for drum and bass Dj’s across a range of sounds.
released December 1, 2014
All music written, arranged, mixed, and mastered by Anthony Rotella & Thomas Numprasong