1/ Uzi - i Captain.
2/ DROMA - The Search.
3/ Jaguar Paw - It Duzn't Exist.
4/ Hektic - Room Service.
5/ SkorpZ - My World.
6/ Laydee Virus - Shadow Cover.
7/ Dredillah - Ay Ay.
8/ Inphekt - Army Of One.
8/ DROMA - A Gun.
10/ Dredillah - Katana.
11/ Inphekt - Phaulius.
12/ Uzi - Fire Burning.
13/ Hektic - If It Bleeds.
14/ Jaguar Paw - The Kings.
15/ SkorpZ - Chaos Theory.
16/ Laydee Virus - Reverse Dimensions (VIP Mix).
After four years of delivering the very finest in dancefloor friendly drum and bass Viral-Mental Records present their 100th release, and have pulled out all stops with the 'VMR Team Vol. 1' album. Featuring sixteen brand new tracks from Viral-Mental Records' artist roster, and spanning everything from ruffneck, jungle rollers to razor-sharp neurofunk. It's time to join in with the celebration!
We are first introduced to Uzi's amen infused, 'i Captain' which gets the album off to a tearing start with it's infectious blend of rolling breaks, smooth sax licks and grimey bass drones. DROMA up next takes us on a deep and moody trip into drum & bass with 'The Search' which expertly combines soothing pads and neuro bassline pressure.
The inimitable Jaguar Paw offers up a filthy slice of heavyweight, steppin' junglism with the P.O.T.U.S. sampling 'It Duzn't Exist' and is closely followed by Hektic's darkly hypnotic 'Room Service', which easily conjures up vintage bassline rollers from the Golden Era of D&B.
SkorpZ steps into the arena next with his epic amen break driven 'My World', a rich soundclash of frenetic breaks and tension steeped atmospherics. Oz's premier mistress of darkness, Laydee Virus introduces us to her latest stripped back neuro flavoured stepper 'Shadow Cover', a precision crafted exercise in ominous soundscapes and clockwork percussion.
Dredillah unleashes his deep, dark jungle/drum & bass fusion, 'Ay Ay' which merges together crisp, 2-step breaks and grime encrusted bass riffs with classic, jungle drum rolls before Inphekt drops yet another trademark, neo-darkside bomb with the menacing, Reese bass riff fuelled 'Army Of One'.
DROMA returns for another stab at the action with 'A Gun', a track steeped in pensive, orchestral swells, sinister movie dialogue and robotnik synth riffage which is closely succeeded by Dredillah's razor-sharp slice of neurofunk, 'Katana', with it's deadly blend of relentless 2-step breaks and harsh Reese drones.
Those machine-like, neuro sounds continue on with Inphekt's 'Phualius', with it's heavy industrial D&B flavour underlined by a subtle Euro-harcore undercurrent. Uzi switches things up in a junglistic fashion with the dub-reggae skank fuelled 'Fire Burning', an intense amen rinse-out with one hell of a catchy vocal hook. One for the 'Lighter' crew!!!
Hektic return's to the fray with 'If It Bleeds', taking vocal elements from an iconic, '80's sci-fi/action classic layered with steppin' breaks and a deadly twin-bass combination. Up next we have 'The Kings' by Jaguar Paw, a moody, minimal jungle piece which expertly combines, crisp beats, killer bassline and cheeky "Inglorious" move snippets.
SkorpZ delivers yet another deep and atmospheric, yet hard-hitting cut with the symphonic 'Chaos Theory' which utilises sweeping strings alongside tearing breaks and bass to utterly devastating effect. Bringing the album to it's conclusion, Laydee Virus drops another tech-step bomb with the 'Reverse Dimensions (VIP Mix)' perfectly capturing that classic pre-millennial dark D&B sound.
With this diverse collection of drum & bass and jungle cuts, there is no better time for you to sample the Viral-Mental sound. Grab yourself a copy of this and join the VMR Team!!!
The 'VMR Team Vol. 1' album is be available to purchase from all good Viral-Mental Records digital stockists now!!!
Jaguar Paw... https://soundcloud.com/jaguarpawlondon
Laydee Virus... https://soundcloud.com/missvirusdnb
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