In recent times, the underground D&B scene has been defined by the dark and technical sound of neurofunk. And repping that style for Technique are the Spanish production team known as Gradual. Beware asserts its personality right from the intro, demonstrating that Gradual aren't shy of adding a little funk to their neuro. The mighty mic man Coppa rolls through to lay out the groove, and even amidst the swirl of dark atmospherics, the urge to get your head nodding is irresistible. Then the heavy grind of the bass that sweeps in from the drop takes the heat up to the next level. Then Swamp does things a little differently. Opening with high strings and a hint of approaching drums, Gradual draw us into a light cloud of chill-out ambience. This is savagely punctured by a blade of low-end, signalling the approach of something far more dangerous. That something is a stompingly percussive pattern of drums and bass, but that's just the beginning as the beat switches up and builds even further. If you haven't caught up with Gradual's movements yet, this is where to get on board. This release shows just a few of the facets that these guys can bring to their sound. Along with the cold scientific studio skills, they've got a raw funky rhythmic sensibility, adding up to a clear understanding of how to keep raves electrified. They've got a lot more to show off, so better pay attention.