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October 18, 2004

Kontrol - Into Oblivion EP

Having had releases on Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, 31 Recordings and Tech Itch and having honed his production skills by collaborating with the likes of Futurecut & Calyx, Toby Kontrol weighs in with a double pack of original heaviness to seal his long connections with Moving Shadow. This guy lives and breathes drum and bass and has been heavily involved in the scene since the early 90’s. This decade or so of influences comes out in this EP most notably in the title track ‘Into Oblivion’; An ode to the old school which transports you back to the Blue Note days with its pulsating pads and shifting breakbeats, as the almighty robotic basslines thunder in; injecting a heavy underground groove.

The brooding vibe continues throughout the rest of this thunderous EP. With the Kung Fu samples and liquid metal basslines of ‘Eagles Shadow’ and the huge chord shifting synth lines and crisp breaks of ‘Slipstream’ to the atmospheric Sci-Fi beats of grand finale ‘Borrowed Time’ with its rising acid lines and extra terrestrial distress signals.

With a new release ready to go on Hardware it looks like Kontrol’s time is finally coming. Those in the know will surely agree.