As the dust settles following the release of the massive Nyctophobia EP from Epilleptech, we move on to Terra Null’s fourth offering which revisits its landmark third release in the “Nyctophobia - The Remixes” EP. Here the label offers two very distinct and unique re-imaginings of what made Nyctophobia so different from the rest, in the form of remixes from two of Drum & Bass’ brightest up-and-comers, as well as one of its oldest and most trusted staple artists. The latter being the force known as Gremlinz, who has not only released on some of the biggest labels in Drum & Bass including Samurai and Renegade Hardware (as well as many others), but may also be listed as one of the chief inspirations for the Nyctophia EP itself. Having a hand in its conception, it felt only right to get the legend’s take on Epilleptech’s “Natural Selection”, to which Gremlinz has, in the most appropriate way possible, taken the darkness even farther than anyone could have imagined. The booming sub bass mixed with haunting effects and percussion propel the listener into the deepest darkest regions of the mind. On the flip, Dexta & Mauoq of the Diffrent Music camp offer a stark contrast to Gremlinz’ deep and brooding a-side. Here they provide their take on Epilleptech’s “Premonition”, in which the duo’s distinctive style comes through in a delightful reimagining of what rhythms and drum patterns the track is capable of. The unique style and sound of this remix and will keep your ears interested long after the track has come to a close. In all, the Nyctophobia Remix EP represents a great diversity of style and sound, an idea which began in Epilleptech’s Terra Null debut. With Nyctophia, The Remixes EP, we see the envelope being pushed even farther, and we more than curious to discover where things will go from here, with up being the only certainty.
released July 7, 2014
Artwork by DEFCE
Mastered by Artefacts Mastering
All tracks written and produced by John Tierney
Natural Selection (Gremlinz Remix) remixed by Gabriel Au
Premonition (Dexta & Mauoq Refix) remixed by Chris Royale and Mauro Campana
Throughout "Under," Dyani presents carefully-produced, soundscapes that, in one moment, invite the body to sway with echoing synths, whistles, claves and, in the next, pummel with waves of thumping hi-hats and bass. Bandcamp Album of the Day Sep 22, 2020