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Lining up a label debut with Dutch DJ and producer Nymfo, for HWARE037. The release holds in store three huge tracks from the multi- award winning musician. Nymfo’s career highlights have been many
Lining up a label debut with Dutch DJ and producer Nymfo, for HWARE037. The release holds in store three huge tracks from the multi- award winning musician. Nymfo’s career highlights have been many and varied, with worldwide successes on Commercial Suicide, Metalheadz and Critical Modulations, nights in his native Netherlands, and support from the likes of Goldie, Friction, Fabio, Hype and many, many more.
Now is the time for HWARE037, as Nymfo continues to develop his sound, finding new avenues for expression and new ways of delivering his trademark techno-edged drum & bass.
On Don’t Stop Nymfo teams up with label stalwart BTK to deliver the storming opener. Tribal percussion soon gives way to nagging, invasive beats. The hypnotic vocal phrase acts as counterpoint, but the real emphasis is on the drums, and then, after the drop, the bass. Things get modulated by pauses and mini-breaks, but the mood remains throughout. Real quality, real underground, and real Hardware.
Top Secret follows next, with blasting, low-slung beats leading to an electronic lift. The levels are instantly ramped up, with Nymfo unleashing the main drum set. You know instantly that this one
will drop anywhere it’s played, so prepare to hear this one wall-to-wall. Growling, upsetting bass is entered next, with the whole effect being one of pure grittiness and grime. Nymfo knows how to rock a party, and does so on Top Secret.
Rounding things out is Ship Wreck. Here, sparkling electronics take over the main melody to start, before the real action takes place. And by real action, we mean one of the heaviest basslines to see the light of day this year. With only room for a percussive beat and some well-placed samples, the Dutch master takes over the low end, directing it for maximum power and effectiveness.