Kodiaks are no strangers to DPR or the underground of South Wales from whence they hail. Having a lengthy education in all things breakbeat and techno, they've put out a number of momentous tracks over the years and some equally tight remixes to boot.
It's with this tutelage of 2 and a bit decades of all things bass & beats that they've stated an affirmed message, ''we want to make some dancefloor damagers, plain and simple; taking some of the old guard characteristics that we championed in our DJ sets, like Koma & Bones, Evil Nine, Freq Nasty & Bassbin Twins, and mixing them with the new(er), i.e. Lone, Pangaea & Untold, it born Growler. We think the track speaks for itself''.
A raw amen break is accompanied by a tribal undertone in the groove, bass growls underneath and the width comes with disjointed 303, detuned pads and glistening synths. There's an abundance of energy, grit and atmosphere to keep the track interesting and the dancefloor engaged, whilst providing enough to crossover between tougher house & techno.
As for The Mule, is there such a thing as tribal-electro? If so, you heard it here first! The guys have really made something unique here, raw bass & bombs drive a beast of a drumline, whilst detuned pads and glacial synths wind their way through a truly memorable floorfiller.
With such a formidable track in Growler, we've asked some equally solid producers to step up with the remixes. Aubrey Fry has been stratospheric at the moment and his remix has certainly gone there too with recent visits to imprints like Bedrock & LNOE. And Ragdy, who's a newer name on the lips, but making some amazing dub-garage sounds out of Bristol at the moment, good enough for Martyn  to champion.
released July 28, 2023
Kodiaks, The Running Man, Paul Blandford, Aubrey Fry, Ragdy