Pythius prepares to drop his ‘Upheaval’ EP
Since the eruption of Pythius into the Drum & Bass scene with his ‘Abandon‘ EP on Blackout Music and performances such as his now legendary breakout decimation of the Blackout stage at Let It Roll festival, his rise to dizzying heights in the scene’s community of creators has been faultless. Now, following the release of his debut ‘Descend’ LP on Blackout, he has cemented his place in the history of Drum & Bass whilst demonstrating his adaptive abilities in unleashing the diverse forms of heavy genres that the LP holds.
Pythius started out as many producers do, with his early days dominated by live performances with bands as a drummer and a focus on rock and metal. His desire to build more than complex percussive structures and realise full compositions led to starting to produce, compiling his many influences across trance, techno, metal and particularly the early 2000 era of tech-fuelled drum and bass from the likes of Black Sun Empire, Konflict, C4C, Vicious Circle and Concord Dawn and finding his unique euphoric and weighty sound on this journey. His respect for melody and musical components continuously comes through alongside the powerful dirt that often provides the foundation of his creations, and further experimentations in other genres such as synthwave, techno and metal will almost certainly emerge in future.
A coincidental connection with Black Sun Empire in Utrecht led to music and ideas being shared, and invitations to play at blackout nights soon evolved into an invitation to release on their seminal Blackout label, with the anthemic ‘Air Raid’ getting released on his debut ‘Abandon’ EP. Further releases on Blackout followed, with the ‘New Order’ and ‘Heresy’ EPs and his remix of ‘Telekinesis’ ft. Coppa‘s track ‘Fight Club’ laying an immaculate trail of aural carnage at raves everywhere, as well as his remix of Cause4Concern’s track ‘Moongerm’ and original single ‘Battlecruiser’ on the C4C Recordings imprint.
With live shows at some of the biggest drum & bass events in the world behind him, including Let It Roll, Sziget, Pirate Station and Animalz, as well as ongoing support from some of the scene’s biggest names such as Black Sun Empire, Noisia, Ed Rush, Audio, The Prototypes, The Upbeats and Dirtyphonics – Pythius is a creator and performer with deep support in the areas that matter, matched with an array of profoundly impactful releases. Expect a future with his name starkly embedded in its history!
Next up for Pythius is a new EP entitled ‘Upheaval’ which sees him collab with BSE and Redpill on 2 of the 4 tracks. Today we premiere ‘Auxiliary’ which is a heavy, neuro infused stepper with a tonne of energy thrown in for good measure, prepare yourselves for an all-out assault on your eardrums! One day we’ll get to witness it on a massive system and when we do…all hell is gonna break loose!
Check out ‘Auxiliary’ below and make sure you grab yourself a copy of the EP when it drops on Blackout Music on 16th April!