Knee-deep in the scene since the 1990s, Renzo and Freshold have been on an absolute tear lately under their Insomniax moniker, as their latest release on Viper can attest. Able to flex on the deep and dubby side of things all the way through to hands-in-the-air anthems, the drum & bass duo are back at it again with a double-sided single that proves why they continue to be a steady presence in the boxes of VIPs across the board.
Liquid, old-school vibes reign supreme on “Crying Rain,” as the hypnotic vocals and dub-drenched freshness make this one an instant go-to for summertime vibrations. Still, it’s the snarling beast known as “Facehugger” that has us hitting replay over and over. The neuro-creep hook at the core of this razor-tipped alien cut conjures up visions of its namesake alien creature sucking the air right out of you, while the way Insomniax merge the beats and basslines into an untouchable hook will have you thumping your chest and grinding it out on the dancefloor. This big sound from Insomniax hits Friday, so lock in your preorder here, and beware the “Facehugger”!
Available July 7 via Viper Recordings.