Two talents, one from Lithuania and the other from Estonia. Together Marius and Mark make a formidable team. Recently emerging from the European underground scene, they tie together the darkest aspects that arena has to offer. And this brand new release epitomizes not just the work which Logam's prominent label has to offer, but also what Marius Kirjutaja and Mark Bogdanovas are about to bring to the world of drum & bass.
Going under the pseudonym Mean Teeth, they expose another level of destruction to your speakers and with the help of tastemaker Trilo they're about to prove unstoppable. With only four previous releases under their belt, once before on US torch holder Santoku as well as Bad Taste and Plasma, it's time to fully indulge in the sound they've established from their very first output.
Featuring a nastily foreboding intro, ‘Hatch' leaves you freefalling through revving bass and crushing snare. Its bassline zips and tears through the composition with every layer gradually bolstering the mix. You're made acutely aware that these guys mean business and they're not about to go easy on you. It's the type of techy, no holds barred drum & bass which has made the genre so overpowering in recent months.
Like a science fiction movie, ‘Leviathan' focuses primarily on atmospherics throughout your introduction. Before long, you become enamoured by the crunchiness of its bass riddims, with each pad adding another stepping stone within its configuration. It's lumbering, whilst still swift in the way it throttles your aural senses and you'll find yourself unable to untangle yourself from its grasp.
Already showing themselves to be of a high caliber with their previous two tracks, ‘Escape Pod' follows the same pattern, fluctuating quickly between frequencies and elevating bass notes. Crushing snare adds another sphere, once again returning to those carefully spaced out rifts which are slowly becoming their signatures.
Then lastly, comes ‘Gun Squad'. Featuring Trilo, who's already established himself amongst his competitors, they combine to create an unfathomable force. Trilo brings the pain, demonstrating why he's so revered whilst he merges his production style with Mean Teeth to exorcise a demon of musical proportions. Together, they round up an EP that'll launch their reputation, as well as bring Santoku even further onto the forefront.