EL-P and Killer Mike rolling out a 'fucking brutal' preview from their soon-come second installment of RTJ — crucial thing you should know is that this music should be played loud. Hella loud, in order to have its desired effects. And if the DJ won't turn it up, leave. If it's not unhinging your fillings it's not working.
Originality is the highest accolade in trance, but consistency probably ranks a close second. If so, then props most sizeable to Colorize, and even more so to Robert Nickson. After ‘So Called Loyalty’, ‘Stars’ is his second RNX killer for the label in as many months and another study in low-end tempo, wind-swept synths, pad-pathos and spellbound atmospherics.
What do you think rave music created by the guy widely credited with creating the internet trend seapunk would sound like? Confused? Manic? Synthetic? Neon and set sail on a tide of crystalline pixels? Yeah, these four tracks are all that and more.
Whatever rock Martin Freeland’s been hiding under for the last decade, I’m damn glad he’s emerged from it. ‘Vice Versa’ certifies that M.W.N.N. has all the life skills necessary to exist in Goa trance’s second golden age.