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June 14, 2004

Kaiser / Rawthang - Nu World Order E

Even more heavyweight EP action forthcoming on Shadow as we continue our quest to bring you the freshest sounds from the worlds freshest up and coming producers. Here we have two of the very finest untapped production outfits out there at the moment in the form of Puerto Rican DJ/producer Kaiser and Oslo’s Rawthang duo.

The first 12 on this double pack comes from Kaiser who has been part of the global underground scene for sometime now and has only just started to receive the attention he deserves. Having already clocked up a couple of releases on Friction’s Transparent recordings and with forthcoming releases on Trouble on Vinyl / Renegade Hardware and Technical Itch / Freak recordings - it’s no surprise that Kaiser is gathering high profile fans. Optical, Tech Itch, Trace, Dom & Roland, Pendulum, Cause4Concern, Dylan, Concord Dawn, Kemal & Black Sun Empire among others have been turned on to Kaiser’s rolling technoid DnB and have subsequently all been giving his tracks some heavy rotation.

The same goes for these two new slices of breakbeat warfare that we snapped up from this burgeoning talent - ‘Nazgul’ with its high riding cymbals, morphing synths, airtight percussion and crunching bass; and the cinematic ‘The Ark’, that shifts and phases through an intricate sonic landscape as the heavy breaks roll through. Trace, Kemal, Cause4Concern & Pendulum are currently all digging these out of their crates on a regular basis.

On twelve inch number two of this EP is the Norwegian duo Rawthang who are similarly being heralded by some of the scene’s heavyweights and garnering worldwide acclaim since their remix of Shy FX & L Double’s ‘The Sh*t’ on Flex Records back in ‘99. Rawthang signed two singles to the widely respected Black Sun Empire collective that gained them support from the likes of Bad Company, Dylan, Dieselboy, Teebee, Ed Rush, Skynet and Trace. The guys drop here with two heavy tunes; the techy roller ‘Genome’ that gathers momentum as its basslines rumble and edgy breaks shuffle ahead; and the blistering amen onslaught ‘Darkness’ - both sure fire adrenalin shots for dance floors the world over.

….This is the nu breed.