EBOLA – Mutant Dubstep vol.1 [slq003]
UK based Ben Hudson aka EBOLA delivers a powerful, complicated yet wisely minimal and absolutely danceable new CD-EP to be released July 2008 on Spectraliquid. Known for his unique sound engineering skills and his extreme live performances alongside the likes of Venetian Snares, The Bug, Scorn and many more, Ebola is back with another great album. Previously releasing on labels like Mutant Sniper, Sublight, Noize:tek and Wrong Music his "broken" musical style is varied, with definite grime, dubstep, gabba and breakcore influences. Richard Devine had to say about his latest album: Ebola's new "On a Gastro-Bass Tip" e.p. is a incredibly wicked ride. Intense, broken dubstep/IDM/Experimental Madness. I have been playing it constantly in my car now for 2 weeks!!!! The track "Girlfriend Trouble" is going to be a dance floor hit!"
What you should expect from "Mutant Dubstep vol.1" is two incredible dubstep-influenced tracks with a strong touch of IDM and their respective remixes by END.USER and SHITMAT! Heavy basslines, highly energetic tunes, all gone through an amazing sound production and presented in a beautiful digipack package, this album will blow up your minds. An absolute dancefloor killer! Not to be missed.
3. Painkillers (End.user remix)
4. Teledildonics (Shitmat remix)
This is what these well-known gentlemen had to say about the release:
"Super evolving tech-noir hydraulic-step that pushes two metal fingers into the bloody eye sockets of Skream. The two winners here being lead track Painkillers, and Shitmat's hyper focused screw-influenced take of Teledildonics. Music to both aspire and perspire to."
- King Cannibal/ZILLA (Ninja Tune/Warp/Rag and Bone)
"Ebola just managed to damage my ears even more with this awesome 4-tracker EP...time to buy some new speakers i think!"
- Bong Ra (Kriss)
"Really loving the Mutant Dubstep vol. 1 record! It's refreshing to hear music that is for the dancefloor... but still pays attention to structure. It moves!!! 'Painkillers' definitely leads the pack... but the whole release is fire. You guys smashed it."
- Starkey (Werk/Slit Jockey/Trouble & Bass)
"Exactly the kind of stuff we need these days, breakcore is stale, dubstep is going slowly up its own bum. Nice to hear some good honest BASS stinkers. They should light up the dancefloor, get people waving their crunk cups and gripping their balls gangster style (if they have balls that is)."
- Bruce Stallion (Proboscus/TigerBass)
"Mutant Dubstep vol.1" is the first CD out of Spectraliquid's "Mutant Dubstep" series, which will be complete in September 2008. Stay tuned!