BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE: 2nd NOV 2020
FULL RELEASE: 16th NOV 2020
By this point, #Tobax should need no introduction. The decorated Russian drum and bass producer has now been affiliated with the #Cause4Concern and #RedLightRecords family for more than three years, his signature clanking, mechanical style of neurofunk making him one of the label’s most popular exports. His latest outing on #C4C, 2019’s #BlurEffectEP, found him at his most experimental, rowdily remixing #Gydra’s “#Beatdown” and even dabbling in grungy techno. Having since unleashed a spree of releases with other respected labels including #Eatbrain, #BadTaste and #PlayMe, the #Samara DJ/producer now makes a triumphant return to #C4C with “#Steinhagel (2020 VIP)”, a jittering rework of his stellar cut from the label’s landmark 2019 compilation, the #20YearsLP.
Retaining the original track’s choppy basslines and syncopated snares, the VIP preserves the best elements of the song’s initial arrangement while giving it a thrilling number of new twists and turns. While some of the additions to the track – like its swirling synth arpeggios – are subtle, yet effective, its most exciting facet is undoubtedly the boundless energy of its second drop, which features electrifying stop-starts and cutting-edge sound design, adding even more intensity to the already unrelenting track. Tracks like this only further cement #Tobax’s already worldwide reputation as one of the subgenre’s most consistent contributors to date; stay tuned for more to come from this prolific mastermind.