Dropping on Monday like a disgusting pick-me-up for the week to come – Seba and previous-Bite-the-Belt-interviewee, Paradox, are back in the studio together for the first time in three years. The results culminate in the form of a new Secret Operations EP and I can assure you that it’s everything that you’d expect to hear from the power-house duo – unquestionable breakbeat supremacy.
Techno over-tones roll out over opening track Delusions – a terrifying bleep pulls the sense of traditional broken beat rhythm away towards something far more sinister. And then there’s Future Now, a wobbling warrior of face smashing snare velocity complete with drop-accompanying American dialogue sample snippets – naughty.
We managed to get the chance to ask Secret Operations label owner, Seba, himself a few questions about the release before it lands on the 8th (December):
So how does/did it feel to be back in the studio again with the drum-technician-extraordinaire, Paradox?
It’s great to be back with Dev. We were planning to do some more tracks this summer, but I went on US tour. We still got some sketches that needs to be arranged and mixdown properly, so expect to see some more work soon.
“Delusions” is inspired by minimal techno. It’s a perfect fusion between the analog feel of techno and the retro d&b feel of breakbeats. “Future now” is a typical Seba&Paradox amen track, with heavy distorted bass stabs. This is the sound that we are associated to.
Favorite out of the two?
I must say that “Delusions” is my favourite, even though it’s not the most popular one on this 12”. It is more experimental and that makes it more interesting for me. I like trying new concepts rather than trying to recreate a working concept that I’ve already explored several times.
Stay locked in to stores and the Secret Operations website for purchase – get rinsing on the SoundCloud link below to sustain yourself until then.