What can be taken from a name like ‘Alone in the Dark'? The music creeps out from its track
title and grabs you unaware, a biting, snarling collection of tracks ready to hold you captive
And leading this assault is Wresker & Kilobite, two inventive names within drum & bass
who are about to take you on a rollercoaster of distorted basslines and unforgiving build.
Discovering his love for music at an early age, German producer Wresker turned his hand at drum & bass after playing a wide range of instruments growing up. Being perfectly positioned in the city of Berlin, he drew from the cities inspiration and found himself in one of the best cultural hubs to develop his production skills. On these next three cuts, his counterpart Kilobite followed a similar path. Taking influence from a sound which is currently holding the torch within European venues, they've come together alongside Druid Records to create a quality package. One that's about to be explored.
Title-track ‘Alone in the dark' really sets the pace. Quickly fired out beats hit you in succession, with flailing drum routines smacking you head on in every round. Be careful what you find within its darkly lit composition, because it's likely you'll be dragged in on first listen. You're given a slight reprieve midway through, before once again you're taken down pitch black roads whilst being shot at from every angle. Prepare to be jumped, because that's exactly what Wresker & Kilobite have set up on this musical trail.
‘Calculon' takes a techier approach, with spaced out pads and fluctuating synth. A gradual elevation leaves you free falling through a whirlwind of quickly snapping beats and peddled kick drum. You're sped through a dynamic make up of twisted bass, yet underpinned by a groove that helps to keep the momentum. There are no signs of stopping at this check point.
Then you have ‘Gravitron', a foreboding mixture of weirdly provocative stabs at a high frequency, catching you obliviouslyevery time they throw a punch. It takes you into another world, breaking out of a strict paradigm often adhered to by other producers yet they still manage to capture your attention. This is what Wresker & Kilobite are becoming renowned for. Taking production into a rougher sea and breaking the mold... Music not the faint hearted.
Beatport Exc.: 03.10.2016
Release Date: 17.10.2016
Source: Druid Records