Futuristic. That’s one word to describe the latest compilation from the mighty Bad Taste Recordings. Aptly named Bad Taste Volume 5, the compilation features tunes by some seriously underrated producers from all over the world. The 5th volume in the series picks up where the 4th left off–supplying a bombardment of sub-bass and razor-sharp breaks delivered with laser-like precision. After listening to tunes like Warning and The Bearer, one thing is abundantly clear: the advanced production techniques used in these tunes are not from this century!
Ex-Bad Company producer and current Blokhe4d member Vegas did a phenomenal job scouting the talent featured on his imprint’s latest compilation. Fistognosticated is one such talent, and his tune Warning is about as fierce as any ever featured on the imprint. The Austrian producer combines a motorized triple-kick drum pattern with a series of robotic, granular synth stabs to give his tune a uniquely mechanical flavor. The next massive tune, called The Bearer, is by on-again, off-again Hospital alum Royalston. This track is built around its 3-dimensional percussive elements and an angry, angry lead synth. Its synth belts out squelchy spurts, eventually subsiding to an always pleasant-sounding Reese lead. Lastly, one of the two tunes contributed to the album by Blokhe4d called Bass Dust features Neurofunk-maestro Receptor. Expecting anything less than a violent and volatile tear-out from this tag-team would be foolish. Bass Dust explodes with a formant lead and a bevy of mangled, futuristic sci-fi effects–pure dancefloor raging theme music. This album bangs from beginning to end; check out the full tracklist here.