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BTK – Megahertz

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artworks-000043238382-22did8-crop_1.jpgLabel: Renegade HardwareScore: 6/10

One of half what seems to be D&B’s hardest working duo of late, Brazil’s BTK goes it alone this time for his latest musical excursion on Renegade Hardware.

Incorporating the vocals of the unmistakable Redman once again (as previously utilised on Drop It), Megahertz is a roughneck roller. Crisp percussion and subtle fills work in tandem with a scratchy lead synth and head rumbling bass. Reggie Noble’s lyrical snippets are punched in and re-pitched for extra effect. The pads are moody, keeping the overall tone for Megahertz at deep and dark.

There’s no let up with AA side track, Be Yourself. Looping filtered vocals bubble on the intro before rock guitar lead lines and thumping kicks build up for relentless dance floor stomping to commence. Be Yourself sets it’s edges a little harder than it’s A side counterpart, it’s guttural synth work making sure of that.

Two solid tracks from BTK, I’d definitely say that Megahertz is my pick of the two. Not overly blown away by either of them considering his past pedigree on Hardware with tracks like Inception and It Gets Rough Sometimes but the A side is still definitely worth checking this out for.

 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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