Destruct: Urban Reflection

RAW kicks off new label with Attack EP

By Marisol Arteaga
Published on LatinoLA: April 22, 2004

Destruct: Urban Reflection

After two successful CD releases, Surveillance Sound proudly unleashes its new break-core label, Destruct. Destruct is self-reflection of man in his man-made environment and his tendency to destroy the world. The chaos, the harshness, the vitality, Destruct exemplifies this juxtaposition of urban destruction and urban beauty. For Destruct, this is represented musically with the use of sounds, tempo, and a style that reflect this philosophy. Surveillance Sound concentrates on hard dance music, and the Attack E.P. represents the rough break beats that are the focus of the Destruct imprint.

The launch of Attack E.P., marks the relentless ride fusing hardcore and jungle elements. Attack E.P., is based on rugged break beats that call to mind the rhythm of a running city. These sounds are punctuated by deep bass drops so low you can feel them in your core: more than just aural this is physical power. These influences reminisce on the cacophony of the city in musical form.

With ?DJ Gangsta? R.A.W. grounds his track with an MC vocal that reflects the west coast sound and his home city of Los Angeles. With four separate bass kicks and a pitched down amen break, ?DJ Gangsta? moves through the streets of L.A.. With its cold and sinister feel, ?Storm? is a darkcore track that threatens to take you down the empty alley of a post apocalyptic city, until you?re rescued by one of the deepest bass kicks you?ll ever hear and feel. You?ll come back to life as this song as it propels your forward through the bleak urban landscape it recalls.

The Attack E.P. brilliantly draws from the myriad of influences for the modern producer. For Destruct, these influences are the city. From the European hardcore dance flavors that are favored in its capitals, to the American hip hop use of the looping break beat, to the brilliantly used west coast vocal sample, Destruct is setting out to destroy your conceptions of what the break beat can do. It forces you to get on the dance floor.

About Marisol Arteaga:
For information and press requests please contact Marisol Arteaga at Surveillance Sound marisol@surveillancesound.com

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