Eatbrain follow up Billain’s incredible ‘Colonize’ EP with the fresh new introduction to the wider Neurofunk landscape of Russian production trio GYDRA.Withpowerful and raw production on the dark side of Tech, this multi-headed force smash their way into Eatbrain in relentless style with their CYBORG EP. Formed in 2014, and composed of individual producers Mizo, Menfort and Bes, they’ve been dominating the Russian DnB scene with their legendary Neuropunk events and podcasts. Their militant aesthetic and innate feel for eyeball shaking funk proves once again Eatbrain’s skillful ability in picking the strongest of emerging artists, able to hold their own alongside their roster of seasoned pioneers.
Layered paranoid pads lure listeners into PSYCHO’s huge half-step intro, with MC COPPA’s deadly serious vocals punctuating the darkness and keeping the vibe on edge. Massive rolling beats are backed with an edgy plucked synth that really drives the heavy discomfort.
CYBORG’s mournful pads give way to a stomper of seriously chunky proportions, with the kind of cheekily syncopated horns and stabs that can drag the Jump-Up crowd into Neurofunk territory. Ideal for accompanying a rogue hybrid of man and machine as it carves a destructive path through a neon future cityscape.
TIME KEEPER’s deceptively liquid opening soon spills away into bleakness, with verdant and light pads scattering into darkness; as the lushness evaporates in place of a descent into deep dystopia. The drop is both bouncy and heavy, punctuated with bursts of funk breaks and brass stabs – an awesome balance of dirty and playful.
The epic daunting vocals of BLIND GUARDIAN instill a feeling of fearful majesty, fuelling mighty anticipation of the track’s powerful drop. Percussively dynamic and packing some serious bass punch – a perfect balance of funky, Sci-Fi aggression.
With the ‘Cyborg’ EP, the multi-faceted Gydratrio make a heavy mark in Neurofunk – raw, powerful and determined – these are true soldiers of the darker side of Tech.