Irish producer Hybrasil has very quickly risen to the top of the dance pile despite being a relatively new project. After linking with the likes of Loose Records and Bush Records, he now starts his own new label, also called Hybrasil, with a fantatsic two tracker.
Up first us Anu, a sweeping main room techno cut with big frazzled synth lines running above rubbery drums. There are some icy hi hats and distant melodies also detailing the groove, and the whole thing is filled with a broody sense of energy that will carry floors away. On the flip, Wolf is harder hitting with punchy drums and old school chord stabs injecting real kinetics. Rumbling bass and more clever filters all ramp things up and ensure the track will do plenty of damage on the floor.
This is a great way to start the new label and makes it essential right from the off .
There is no one busier or more on form than Hybrasil right now. The Irish producer is turning out the high grade weaponry left right and centre for everyone from Break New Soil to Kraftek. Here he returns to his own label with a follow up to the first kicking EP with two more vital tracks.
Merkaba is seven deep and moody minutes of house music with warm rubbery drums. The atmosphere is filled with warmth too, from the well sculpted synths that drone and bring menace and the glistening percussive slices that add bite. It’s a brooding track to take you to the next level.
The Man From Sirius B is a more trippy and sci-fi cut. Cosmic synth patterns float about like spacecraft in battle and wobbly bass and drums flesh out the groove. It’s filmic and evocative stuff that shows a different side to this producer and rounds out another fine EP.
The prolific Hybrasil is back with another EP on his own label. The Irish producer has served up plenty of techno heat recently and this new two tracker is another winner on his early but so far on point imprint!
Having just come out of a hectic summer seeing him grace the decks at both of Carl Cox’s sell out shows at Privilege, as well as Sasha’s and Digweed’s Ultra Resistance shows! He has followed this up recently with gigs at Cafe Del Mar and Boxed Off festival, and this man’s work rate is undisputed. His latest EP demonstrates his knowledge and prowess in the studio also!
Oppenheimer is a frazzled main room roller with nerve jangling chords dangling above forceful drums. Clever breakdowns build tension, and when the thing lands again it is sure to blow floors away. Manhattan is then a more house leaning roller with airy drums and hi hats. It’s deep and stripped back but makes for a hypnotic atmosphere that will carry you away.
These tracks show another side to Hybrasil and one that is as impressive as always.