The fledgling London label enlist the sounds of Killjoy for RDWRK002
Though he’s not one of the most prolific producers, Killjoy is certainly more about quality than quantity with a string of brilliant releases on labels such as Tumble Audio, Project Allout and Champion’s Formula Records. He’s back again with 2 huge tracks on fresh label RDWRK and, as usual, he’s not pulling any punches.
With the underground UK Funky scene picking up more and more momentum every day, ‘Understand / Banzai’ is a brash reminder that when it comes to dark Funky vibes few can compete with Killjoy.
A-side ‘Understand’ is a moody cut with bulky drums and flashes of ragga vocals lead by a chunky square wave bass riff. The aggressive main bass does give way to a more rounded, sub focused sound but even that is backed up by an angry wobble. ‘Banzai’ leads you into a false sense of security with soaring pads and vocal chops before descending into a sub rattling bassline/high pitched lead combo with another foundation of expertly mixed drums. Both tracks are dancefloor destroyers; then again we didn’t expect anything less from Killjoy.
You can stream ‘Understand’ below and buy the full release here.