Long-known to neurofunk fanatics lurking in the dark underbelly of the drum & bass scene, AKOV steps up to the spotlight for Mindtech Recordings with four technoid thrillers sure to conjure up visions of a robot-ruled apocalyptic future still to come.
The beats are crisp, the bass grinding, and the cinematic atmospheres give each tune an epic vibe that is captivating. “Mantra” runs it red with a steady retro-groove peppered with classic stabs and a twisting rhythm that just won’t quit while bits like “Turbulence” and “Wartalk” stomp and kick in all the right places.
Still, if you’re looking for the standout tune of the bunch, head straight to “Retribution” as it captures all of the very best elements that AKOV is capable of delivering in one place: intricate stabs, crunchy beats, and a robotic bass-driven groove that is pure future funk.
This one is out now so boot up and keep your eyes out for more as AKOV is sure to be returning with more filthy pressure in the near future.