Artist: Mashtronic
Title: Bionic Funk
Label: Bedrock Records
By: Chloe Harris | 14 August 2006
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Dub Mix

Mashtronic "Bionic Funk"

Out Now on Bedrock Records

The Bedrock label is perhaps witnessing somewhat of a rebirth this year. As times change and sounds shift, 2006 has seen the label introduce such names as Kiki, Lutzenkirchen and Misstress Barbara to the folder, joining label faithfuls such as Terry Grant and Guy Gerber, but when Mashtronic first appeared on the label remixing John Digweed's 'Warung Beach' it was the start of a partnership that has quickly grown. With John Digweed supporting much of Mashtronic's work, be it the original productions from their own recently launched labels, or any number of the great remixes they have created, in a way it;s a natural progression that they now reappear on Bedrock, making their single debut for the label with 'Bionic Funk'.

The 'Original Mix' starts in with a fantastic breakbeat and a wobbly funky synth lead that blasts off after just a few seconds. It's a meaty synth with plenty of distortion and movement that rubs the beat perfectly following it up and down and all around until it falls away for a break. The beats continue with tiny laser zap sounds and finally drop off into a huge breakdown that builds with retro 808 toms and snare rolls. The wobble stomps back in taking over the song once again and wiggling on out to the end. Words can not describe what this does on a dancefloor.

The 'Dub Mix' is similar in vein, starting with breaks and building into a 4/4 beat, but takes off with a ringing tone that creeps in slowly before the main wobbly synth attacks. Lush synths find there way to the background while the funk steps in once again. The wobble gets the mood grooving with short breaks to keep you glued, while 808 toms add more definition to the percussion. The lead synth takes off swinging the song through its bounce and then lowers down to just beats. All the sounds twist up together with cool electro effects, pulling and growing to another big peak that slams back down into the wobbly synth.

This is another top class single from Mathias Bradley and Cid Inc. 'Bionic Funk' has the right amount of aggressive sounds to destroy the dancefloor while also keeping it friendly and funky for everyone to get down to. You should also keep an eye out for the upcoming digital only 'Needs EP' should you need a further Mashtronic fix, as this European duo are continually ascending to the top of the scene, and as yet, have not failed to deliver, as they continue to put out great music that's aimed squarely at the dance floor.

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