The Hungarian powerhouse that is Muzzaik returns to Great Stuff to kick off 2014 with a fearsome double-helping of pumping house music.
Roar leads the charge, with rubbery off-beat bass and rapid-fire riffs hammering away alongside peppy, snappy percussion, all cooked up into a steamroller of a groove. A big snarling breakdown broods with dark tension, with an intense snare roll building things up further and clever FX trickery worked into the fills. It's got more than a hint of '90s hardbag / hi-NRG to it, and is all the better for it.
Gravy continues the theme, with classic house rhythm permeating the hard-hitting beats, fizzing stabs and a rampant b-line dusted off with huge swathes of FX. Pulsing pads in the breakdown work their way around an old skool vox cut-up and ever-rising synths to help set up an enormous drop. Supercharged house music for big rooms.
If you've been looking for a cure for your January blues, try this on for size. Hungarian house at its most explosive.