Robert Natus One might get the idea that this prodigy hailing from the North of Germany is far too young to look back on such an extensive string of releases, but Robert Natus aka Pneumatik aka Brainshaker aka Mekaneck has been there, done it, got the souvenir. From an early age onwards, completely hooked on the raw, unbridled energy only the fastest and purest loop techno can offer to such an extent, Robert did not focus on any other thing but producing one hit record after the next and working on his impressive DJing sets. With now over a hundred releases to his name on prestigious techno labels such as 4x4, Compound, Planet Rhythm, Highball-Music, Construct Rhythm, Holzplatten, Subsounds, Fine Audio, Overdrive, Utils, Blackout Audio, Future Frontier, collaborating with some of the most renowned artists the scene has to offer - DJ Rush. Glenn Wilson, Arkus P. and The Liberator Brothers -, there is nothing that can stop Robert who has recently launched two own imprints Bitshift and Systemcalls to unleash his own vision of hard stomping techno onto the world and is currently working on his first longplayer, "Straight". "Addicted" is his first release on Felix Kröchers imprint Compressed and the name already says it all.
A1: “Dangerous Course“ Heavy hitting kicks and dark rolling bassdrums that rapidly fire away create a monstrously brutal atmosphere that gets even darker when the building up energy accumulates in a gigantic breakdown which, with its droning basses and dangerous sounding synths plus a perfectly timed speech sample raises your hair. It can"t get any more dangerous than this!
A2: “Skidplate“ Natus does the impossible and shifts up a gear with this incredibly harsh and abrasive burner that punches the listener straight into oblivion. Incredibly fast hitting beats and screeching and hissing noises that break up the wall of irresistible bass power drive you insane in no time! The eerie little melody that accompanies the breakdown does the rest.
B1: “Adrenaline” Within seconds, the adrenaline level raises to a maximum with this hellraiser. With an insane sample and wildly rampant Beats that break resistance in no time and whips up the body, there is no other way but give in to the power of this ultrahigh octane track that plays on the mind big time with its weirdly delayed and filtered breakdown.
B2: “Calm Down” Well, there is nothing calm about this one! But there is, thanks to the breakdown filled with ambiental bleep noises and some spaced out sonic trickery - enough space to give you goose bumps before the racing drums shred away again. An amazing sensation.