OVD002 - Dalek One - Witchcraft EP
Already having garnered support from the likes of Mixmag and other vital tastemakers around the globe, Overdue's continued onslaught is led on by none other than the highly talented, US-based artist Dalek One. Keeping the torch brightly lit, the eerie soundscapes and forward-minded arrangements, spellbound within the ‘Witchcraft EP’ serve as a perfect follow-up and yet another example of superb quality.
Going straight for the flip-side, ‘Witchcraft’ lunges straight into a tribal encantation of overdriven tape - rhythms like water luring you towards mammoth bass surges - ecstatically driven forward by bold drums and unparalleled groove. Swaths of low frequencies hitting your every fibre alongside enthralling percussive movements - danger of high impact on sound systems guaranteed. Lowering the needle on the other side, ‘Breakthrough’ does literally that. As it sets off with a rainy storm - industrious drone and thunder - metallic clangs propelling us onward into what turns out to be an absolute destroyer, full-on armageddon kind of banger. Heavily overdriven bass surges kick some sense into you as the off-kilter drums and experimental switch-ups keep you yearning for more. Minimal sound system music executed at it’s finest. Finishing off this highly combustible collection of music, ‘Terror Strike’ leaves no prisoners as its tribal atmosphere baits unsuspecting listeners into a low frequency rapture, showcasing Dalek One’s intricate sound design once again.
OVD001 - Zygos - Venery EP
Fellow countryman Zygos has lit the fuse for his sonically abysmal ‘Venery EP’. A highly prolific talent, who’s productions undoubtedly had a considerable impact on the scene within the last year, including various massive vinyl outings on labels such as Unity Through Sound, Rarefied or Subaltern Records & support from vital figures like Sleeper or N-Type.
OVD001’ serves profound bassweight on a 12” platter, setting the tone for future releases. Garbled voice echo reverberations intermingle with sneaky percussion grooves in ‘Resilience’ - eerie down to the core. As sub frequencies come into play the psychedelic atmosphere continues to twist itself further only to re-structure itself into a straight banger, giving way to thick mid-bass pulses and a dense Dubstep onslaught. ‘Tension’ heads off into coherent territory, leading the way into a beautifully broken groove held together by heavy snares, fluid drum fills and organic foley. The devious second drop reels us back in, elegantly surmising the up-tempo feel of this wonky beat. Flipping the record for its conclusion, listeners are being met with the supreme title track ‘Venery’, hypnotically pacing onward in a four-to-the-floor steppers style. Spearheaded by the percussive lead, we’re left dazed and skanking. A full-force Dubstep rave - reminiscent of underground techno, executed masterfully.