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MACH X 02

by MACHINIST MUSIC

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Virion 06:08
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Back to Back 06:30
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Metal World 06:08
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Downcast 05:40
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Gozu 05:35

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Continuing its celebration of a decade of filthy signals, Machinist Music delivers the second installment of the MACH X series. This six-tracker showcases the full range of the label's flavours through nine artists in five countries. Despite the range in sounds, Machinist Music's aesthetic remains cohesive. MACH X 02 is a perfect summary of the label's offerings and sonic focus.

Label boss Dioptrics makes his first appearance of 2021 with "Virion." True to his signature sound, this roller is controlled in its nastiness and has just the right balance of elements. Desolate atmospherics and driving sub-bass juxtapose the funk on this trademark Drioptrics affair.

Closely following his 2nd LP, Everything and Nothing, longtime dnb stalwart, and friend of Machinist Music, Soul Intent, joins forces with Chromatic for "Back to Back." This crisp, high-energy roller is a controlled demolition for any illegal rave, socially-distanced block party, or health-order-compliant livestream—timeless dancefloor dnb danger.

Longtime journeyman and Bassdrive mainstay LJHigh joins the Machinist Music gang with the aptly-titled "Metal World." Post-human vibes and minimalistic approach characterize a track that continues the decade-long ethos of Machinist Music's consistent release of filthy signals. Anyone unfamiliar with LJHigh is advised to take note. 2021 is his year!

Following his deep and soulful outings on Ink's Architecture imprint, Loomis offers his reverent re-interpretation of John Rolodex's "Until the Sky Takes Me." Virtuoso-level string arrangement combines with breakbeat proficiency to elevate this remix to the upper echelons of cognition.

Romania's Ruffie joins the Machinist Music posse with "Downcast", a modern interpretation of classic Reinforced and early Metalheadz flavours, carefully executed by this emerging practitioner par excellence. Keep your eyes peeled for a Ruffie solo release later in the year. Bare ruffige!

Label founder John Rolodex joins forces with Greek sound architect Skru on a breakbeat workout inspired by Japanese taiko drumming and the enigmatic Takashi Miike film "Gozu." In the wake of classic cuts by Photek, this sought-after dubplate sees the light of day by popular demand. A slice of angular breakbeat pressure for the true heads.

Lovingly mastered by T.Power at RM Mastering
Words by Dr. Benjamin from My Secret Identity

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released April 8, 2021

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A mechanical heart pumps techstep lifeblood with control and precision. Deep knowledge of prior innovation effectuates the application of perpetual motion. We face the future with the strength of titanium plate and spark of the synthesized transhuman soul. ... more

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