The veteran Spanish duo come with a three-tracker on their own Booz Muz label
After the success of their single Suffocate, Barcelona duo Underbooz are back with a new three-track release on their own Booz Muz, and it's a hard-hitting release of unashamed dark techno.
First up is Black Dust, which begins with a massive kick, a click and a synth riff, then develops nicely with spacey pads and an emerging acid line that's set to super-distortion. The acid line becomes the lead for a track that's hard, furious and aimed squarely at the dancefloor, where it'll no doubt go off like fireworks on the 4th of July.
The second track, Press Play, is a more reserved chugger, with another massive kick and a bassline in situ from the off, defined percussion, eerie synth riffs and a female sampled vocal saying "Please press play". It's the kind of tune that, although pretty tough, would work great as a warm-up or bridging track in-between two bangers. And then the final track is called Mentalism and is more in the melodic techno category, with big airy synth pads, quirky sounds and vocal samples, all put to a solid backbeat that's less intense than the first two and features a number of breakdowns.
My favourite is Black Dust - it's just so full-on that it has to be heard to be believed! - followed by Press Play, but all three are well worth checking out.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 9 August
Review Score: 8