- Release Date 2016-09-26
- Label Othercide Records
- Catalog OTHCD005
With support from the likes of underground overlords Counterstrike and quick-fire turntablist Dieselboy, their titanic slabs of bass have certainly been making the club rounds. Whether it's played out by fellow artists or during their own time behind the decks in countries across the globe (including debut shows in the US and Canada) they're sure to be recognizable amongst the scene's diligent fan base. They create their own vision for electronic music, taking inspiration from a background which stretches into the furthest corners of its ingenuity.
Their first LP 'Beat the Drum Hard' was released in 2012 on PRSPCT and this follow up single kick-starts their earlier energy. That's immediately clear with 'Darkseid', named after the fictional supervillain from DC's universe... And it's easy to see why. There's a clear affirmation of their hardcore roots, with a buildup that's fist pumpingly heavy. A groove then grasps your sweaty, anticipating palms following a climatic drop; each sub quake submerges you even further into its arrangement. Comic book sample snippets protrude between every segment that allows you to collect yourself. However, you're not given long before once again the track explodes with carefully articulated stabs. 'Darkseid' certainly delivers if you're looking for a harder fix.
On the reverse, you're met with heavy distortion and grating snare. Sinister Souls take you back out into the murkier waters, this time fronted by MC Mike Redman, who's interesting vocal style compliments the lumbering half-time bassline. 'My Soul is Sinister' definitely channels hip hop's stylistic features, before it breaks down the tempo which is switched up dramatically. With this track, Sinister Souls are still the producers you know and love, but it's a refreshing direction to find them going down. A direction their sure to continue pursuing for their forthcoming releases.