One-half of Neosignal (alongside fellow-beat scientist Phace), the reclusive mad scientist known as Misanthrop returns to center stage for the first time since the release of his self-titled album late last year. Deep in the studio trenches refining a new sound, the Hamburg-based producer comes roaring out the gates ready to blur boundaries and test the limits of drum & bass as a genre once again.
While his aptly titled Blurred EP dips into jazz, funk, and leftfield territory, don’t let that scare you; Misanthrop still has his eyes on the dancefloor and flexes his signature tech-driven sound on each and every outing.
Take the bit we’re premiering below: “Random.” Right from the dizzying intro, you know you’re in for an off-kilter ride guaranteed to shoot you off into space and whiplash you back to Earth before the shuffling sci-fi tinged groove comes rolling in. With expertly placed mentasm stabs and blasts of dopamine-inducing basslines, Misanthrop seems bent on cleaning out the carbon between the synapses with left-field chord progressions and hypnotic, alien melodies.
It’s a sound that clearly sets Misanthrop apart from the pack and yet one that never feels out of place in today’s future-leaning world of genre-blurring experimentation and dancefloor love. This one hits tomorrow on Neosignal (the imprint) so lock yours in here.