After BNKR001 by Allied, the series are back in the game with second release
French producer WAR brings his INVISIBLE EP from a far flung future for the 2nd part of the MethLab collective's cold-toned BNKR series - following up the label's first sure footsteps of Allied's 'Obscurity' EP, which gathered wide praise from us, alongside Mixmag, DjMag and UKF to name a few. The label's aesthetic of stripped down futurefunk with clear techno influences is once again clear, with War bringing his minimal yet powerful and driving sound to the table through 3 distinctive dnb tracks full of unique character, backed with a stunning remix of title track 'Invisible' from towering artist Djrum (Ninja Tune, 2nd Drop, Ilian Tape).
INVISIBLE opens the EP with a mournful quarterstep autonomic feel - delicately shifting percussion with a subtly evolving accent riding on a towering wall of bass. SNOW BLIND brings grit with a solid break that becomes progressively more tribal carving a path for the powerful undulating pulse of its bass weaponry. THE HUNDRED LIGHTS touches down softly with precisely organized morphic percussion symbiotically integrated with huge sub pressure, with a post-rave aesthetic coming through syncopated stabs both playful and mournful. For his remix of Invisible, DJRUM reimagines War's bleached dystopian landscape through more nostalgic ears, with 8 minutes of shimmering beauty and evolving broken Techno - with every moment of audio expressing a deeper narrative.
ARTIST: War & Djrum
RELEASE: 'Invisible' EP
LABEL: BNKR (MethLab Recordings)
RELEASE DATE // 05.08.2016
2. Snow Blind
3. The Hundred Lights
4. Invisible (Djrum remix)