#DisasZt has proven his weight within the drum & bass world through a variety of projects, one of which is managing one of Europe’s biggest drum & bass nights, #Mainframe. As well as DJing and producing, he has brought thousands of fans through the doors of Vienna’s most illustrious venues, pulling together line ups which hand pick the absolute best of the 170bpm genre from around the world. Yet more recently it has been his own music which has caught people’s attention, the same records he has played out in his DJ sets; the live performances which have also seen him perform across the European continent. He has been able to infect his work with the same energy and enthusiasm he has shown time and time again through #Mainframe, now both an events brand and record label. And it’s also the home of #DisasZt’s own productions, including his forthcoming release ‘#Tigerlily’ and ‘#Synco’.
With over one hundred releases in #Mainframe’s catalogue, #DisasZt continues the imprint’s meteoric rise through this release. ‘#Tigerlily’ is the record’s a-side, moving away from the more mainstream build of a dark drum & bass intro and instead going for a different approach. With quickly flitting beats acting as steppingstones into its first breakdown, its sudden break leaves you drowning in layers of bass heavy distortion, punctuated by strings of melody. On the reverse ‘#Synco’ carries on the assault, with siren-like atmospherics adding an urgency whilst tapping notes stab through its slicing drums. Its first breakdown drives you directly through the twisting groove of each hook, which creates the energy #DisasZt is renowned for during his DJ sets.
If there was a time to be aligned to the sounds of the clubbing world it would be now. More than ever, we need to be reminded of the dancefloor and why we love the explosiveness of drum & bass music in a live setting. #DisasZt’s single certainly helps to do this.