Jade - The Venom Remix EP [Eatbrain]

As one of the figures that helped define the neurofunk sound, Jade needs no introduction. Drawing from a wide range of influences including Konflict, The Prodigy and The Crystal Method, the Hungarian producer has been producing hit after hit for the last eleven years, with his very first release being snapped up by none other than Black Sun Empire.

A veteran in his field, Jade has become an integral part of the neurofunk scene, and has been remixed by heavyweights such as Phace, Audio, and Icicle. With huge collaborations with Black Sun Empire, an infamous bootleg of Dick Dale – ‘Misirlou’ (aka “The Pulp Fiction theme”), as well as his own highly acclaimed album on Citrus Recordings behind him, Jade has now focused his talents to his own label – Eatbrain.

Originally set up as an outlet for his own work as well as that of his close friends, Eatbrain is now set to become one of neurofunk’s most daring labels. With its first release featuring Jade & State of Mind’s ‘Here We Go’ and ‘Audio Hypnosis’ from Jade himself on the flip, this budding label has forced people to take notice from the very beginning.

The Venom Remix EP follows things up in a big way and can be seen as a statement of intent, with four tracks from Jade’s very own Venom LP getting high profile remixes from some of the neurofunk scenes most prestigious names. With a back catalogue already boasting Jade, Black Sun Empire, Fourward and Mindscape among others by only its third release, Eatbrain is a label with big plans – and big sounds to match.

Jade feat. Rymetyme - Venom (Mindscape remix) [EATBRAIN002-A] by eatbrain

‘Venom (Mindscape Remix)’
The title track of Jade’s own Venom LP, the original remains as one of the most energetic, unique Neurofunk tracks around. This remix comes from Mindscape, another veteran of his field and bears all the hallmarks of another great production. Keeping the catchy MC work of Ryme Tyme that made the original so infectious, Mindscape adds a mean bassline that is sure to drive everyone on to the dancefloor. Boasting the moody vocals of Ryme Tyme along with complex percussion and an ever-shifting bassline, this is an energetic spin on a classic.

Jade & Mindscape - Banshee (Dose remix) [EATBRAIN002-B] by eatbrain

‘Banshee (Dose Remix)’
Originally a tour de force by two Hungarian heavyweights in the game, this track by Jade and Mindscape gets a reworking by Dose. Originally from New Zealand, this Londoner was first discovered by Cause4Concern’s DJ Optiv, and is now a rising talent in the neurofunk scene. Kicking off with an airy synth and strings that seem to cry of impending doom, Banshee builds up and swiftly turns into a dark, bass laden juggernaut. Combining a slick bassline with hard percussion and a submerged sub bass this is moody Neurofunk at its best, and a true successor to the original.

Jade - No Cure (Black Sun Empire remix) [EATBRAIN003-A] by eatbrain

‘No Cure (Black Sun Empire Remix)’
One of the names synonymous with the darker side of Drum and Bass, this remix comes from the legendary Black Sun Empire. Beginning with a dark ominous atmosphere, this reworking of the Jade classic takes an even darker tone. Featuring a fat bassline, unsettling glitches and choice samples, this track rumbles into life and never lets up. Combining the precise, shadowy sounds of Black Sun Empire with the already dark, gritty nature of the original, ‘No Cure’ is one of the sickest tracks around.

Jade & Matt-U - Moblaw (Fourward remix) [EATBRAIN003-B] by eatbrain

‘Moblaw (Fourward Remix)’
Offering no let up, the EP ends with a huge collaboration with Matt-U brought up to speed by the mighty Fourward. Since forming in 2007, Fourward have had releases on Virus, Nasca and Citrus as well as Blokhe4d’s Bad Taste Recordings imprint. Already a dancefloor favorite in its original guise, this slick remix takes things up a gear, with the Austrian four-piece tinkering with the memorable Reese bassline and adding an extra sense of drive, urgency and depth to an already certified banger.

Out now on Beatport


A. Jade ft Ryme Tyme - ‘Venom’ (Mindscape Remix)
B. Jade & Mindscape - ‘Banshee’ (Dose Remix)
C. Jade - ‘No Cure’ (BSE Remix)
D. Jade & Matt U - ‘Moblaw’ (Fourward Remix)

Label: Eatbrain
Cat #: EATBRAIN002 / 003
Format: 2 X 12” Vinyl & Download
Vinyl Release: 5th Sept. 2011
Digital: 19th Sept. 2011

Out now on Beatport 
Venom (Mindscape Remix) / Banshee (Dose Remix) out now exclusively on Beatport!

Vinyl out now:
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Press: Tim Dudley (tim@fulleffectpromo.com)

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