“NËU” means new in German, so pardon us for utilizing that worldwide pun virtually each time Misanthrop and Phaces’s bespoke offshoot of Neosignal drops one other launch, however it’s each true and enjoyable. NËU008 simply dropped at the moment with two singles from Proxima, “Odd One” and “Jumpy” and they positively have a distinct, “NËU” really feel to them (OK, stopping now).
NËU does its personal premieres for the little vignette singles it’s been releasing since late 2017 however since each launch virtually definitely accommodates no less than one dancefloor banger and one chin-scratcher (typically each), so we prefer to characteristic them right here at YEDM anyway. Unsurprisingly, Proxima’s providing ticks each bins, with “Odd One” and “Jumpy” being each dancefloor stinkers and attention-grabbing mindbenders.
“Odd One” appears to be one of the best of all world, with a creeps, cinematic opening which launches right into a bassface-inducing but minimal and steppy drum loop with plenty of darkstep synth ornamentation. It lays out its sound design for the chin-scratchers to research and be in awe of whereas being danceable sufficient that mentioned chin-scratchers can’t assist however skank whereas analyzing.
“Jumpy” is nearly 180 levels from “Odd One” when it comes to type and construction however it’s additionally each attention-grabbing from a composition angle and extremely danceable. It switches beat constructions plenty of time all through, going from D&B to type of a revers dubstep to halftime and again once more. Synth-and-sample-wise, it additionally goes again and forth with each techstep and arduous dubstep-tinged samples.
While not stunning that a pairing of Proxima and NËU could be sensational, the tracks themselves are fairly stunning of their innovation and power. It’s good to see each Proxima and NËU persevering with to poke the bear of creativity and developing with such enjoyable stuff.
“Odd One” and “Jumpy” are out now on NËU.