The time and effort put into Maztek’s most recent release on 0101 Music can be seen through its ridiculous levels of production and how pivotal its track listing has proven to be on dancefloors across the globe. With 0101 Music created primarily to host the album, giving Maztek full creative control over its release, in the wake of its success the head honcho has decided to bring a host of artists on board to have their take on his biggest release to date. The first unveiling is RedPill’s rework of ‘Shake the Foundations’ ft. Miss Trouble.
Whilst the original juxtaposes the husky tones of Miss Trouble alongside Maztek’s precise sound manufacturing, RedPill contorts the track into another sure-fire hitter, with his aggressive mentality becoming more prominent as its kicks into gear. And over the years RedPill has made his mark, renowned for his membership within drum & bass outfit Bl4ck Owlz and his background as a multi-instrumentalist is clear to see through his expert compositioning. Perfecting the art of merging dance music and metal, his releases on the likes of Noisia’s Invisible Recordings have ensured his longevity. But having also dropped cuts of destruction on Eatbrain, Bad Taste, Cause4Concern, Neurofunkgrid, Major League, Kinetik, Druid, Kosen and Mindtech, Redpill’s hard grafting has catapulted him into the limelight.
RedPill takes a more frenzied approach to ‘Shake the Foundation’, slicing up the mean vocals of Miss Trouble and distributing them throughout the record’s intro. As the track begins to wind up, its more jutting dancefloor edge fully envelops the track’s relentless drive and you’re taken along for the ride. RedPill’s drums come thick and fast, cutting across the mix as it becomes almost overbearing. This record is a tearaway anthem, an offering for any drum & bass set and one which is sure to get crowds moving.
There’s more to come from Maztek and 0101 Music; the fan base which he’s slowly been amassing is beginning to flood the world of drum & bass. His LP tour has been hitting every major city and alongside the list of ‘Warpaths’ collaborators, the LP’s remixes are about to once again set Maztek onto the agenda.
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