Was Great

by Alerstorm

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Alerstorm is one of the figures who sets the tone for 0101 Records in 2019. Following his ‘Used to Say’ EP on the label, he’s set to drop another destructive cut which has just as much of a formidable reverse. ‘Was Great’ and ‘Nakamura’ explores Alerstorm and his technical ingenuity, beginning the New Year with an undeniable slab of hard-driving bass rhythms which demonstrates his penchant for sonic-driven chaos.
‘Was Great’ presents an A-side which is slick, unforgiving and peddles forward through rattling drum quakes and punching synthesis slicing through the mix, creating an elevated path into the record’s first drop. It’s one which takes you along for the journey as you’re left to freefall from an intimidating heighs, with the path punctuated by zipping beats and rolling breaks. ‘Nakamura’ is delivered in the same raucous fashion, whilst its grooves lie underneath a chaotic bassline. The throbbing pads of ‘Nakamura’ are a defining part of the track’s breakdown; as it becomes more and more overbearing with its rattling weight, the dancefloor appeal of ‘Nakamura’ is unmistakable through each shattering bass-quake.
Each track is a return to form for 0101 Records and Alerstorm, with the roster of 0101 Records steadily growing over the past twelve months. Although with the imprint being led by such an esteemed name, it was only apt that Maztek would draw from the producers who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary drum & bass, highlighting the mechanical prowess which has made its darkest pits so notorious.

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released February 18, 2019

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0101 Music Haarlem, Netherlands

The year of artist lead independent imprints is now upon us, with those who have helped build the genre from its roots taking centre stage to build platforms for their own creative endeavours.
One of these artists is neuro-stalwart Maztek, a defining name within the underworld of drum & bass and one who has helped carve its path within the world of dance music.
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