Hide Rate

A 5 track breaks ep (20m 45s) — released May 17th 2024 on Love Love Records

Love Love host a collaborative release by two of the freshest contemporary Avon producers, Best Pest and Kursa. Kursa (also one half of S.Murk) has built a notable following in the UK as well as in the USA, playing out often at big stateside events with his own style of tight, maximalist bass music - think Tipper, Eprom, Noisia etc… Ben Pest is no stranger to Love Love with 2 previous solo releases under his belt, best known for his crunchy techno & electro and ripping hardware live-sets. Here they come together for a 5 track genre-hopping EP, each flexing their respective production sensibilities, splicing elements of dubstep, grime, hardcore & garage together, along with a healthy dose of multi-dimensional sound design, to make some of the noisiest modern dance music going.

Opening track 'Hide Rate' takes the shape of mutated future garage that glides forwards effortlessly before breaking down midway with expansive sub-nautical melodies. 'Lard Style' invites fellow Bristolian musician Fat Dave (Scheme Boy) along for an absolutely slamming acid breaks affair with one of the cheekiest grooves to ever bother a subwoofer. The A-side closes with 'Having An Obnoxious Moment', a furious clattering 'ardcore piece with heavy nods to early noughties grime that pushes the dial way past 11. A track so hard it'll knock your Kangol off and make you wonder what year it is. The B-Side focuses more on half-time rhythms with 'Big Square Wheels' providing more than enough grit & glitch for any extraterrestrial bass addict, whilst closer 'Totally Kippered' explores some seriously skronked out, spooky low frequencies.

Full of slapperssssss, sound design and mixing is incredible on these - Deft

What an absolutely ridiculous link up! such flawless & advanced production - Nikki Nair Rinse FM

Fresh! - Warlock Kool FM

I really love the squelch on Hide Rate and the use of the sample of Having an Obnoxious Moment - Silas Gray BBC Radio 6 Music

yes ben! Lard Style doing the bits for me here! track names on point as well - Giant Swan

Good god! - Clouds

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