Lowriderz are back at it with another smasher of an EP and if you thought their previous ‘Jungle Wars’ EP from 2018 was good, then open your ears and get ready to one foot skank all over again. Released everywhere on 12th June, this collection of beats is nothing short of a welcome return to the world of Serial Killaz.
‘Back’ is one dangerous lead to this EP that would no doubt take anything in its path and give it a good bashing. You know the vocal sample already and wrapping this around a single sine wave is the perfect complement alongside the regular breakbeat switches.
Distant Future and Steppa Style link up for the ride on ‘Dub Stye’ and ‘No Shop Talk’ respectively. Both feature heavy ‘96 influences with pitch bent basslines, tons of vocal shots and bubbling beats that will have you sticking flyers from the past all over your bedroom, flicking up a lighter and trying to invent a time machine.
‘Dubplate’ and ‘Stop’ could have been a double A side release and their stark variations compliment each other perfectly. On one hand you have a tough roller with a singalong style riff. The flip, more of a flexed out riddim, however, both contain that all important Serial Killaz element. Original roots and foundation.
The flavour for 2020 is without a doubt full circle from the mid 90’s and if Lowriderz have anything to do with it, long may it continue.
Lowriderz is a drum & bass project from St.Petersburg, Russia. Initially in 2013 he worked together with Alpine Dub, a producer from Estonia. But later the project was completely transferred to the management of Roman; who was previously known for the project Contract Killers. In 2014, his debut ‘Badman’ EP was released on the Digital Terror record label, which received great support and kept him on top for a long time. Since 2015 Lowriderz launched the podcast URBAN WAVE. Over the past 6 years he has made releases on such labels as Digital Terror, Co-Lab, Multifunction, Soundbully Audio, Gun Audio, Switch! Rec, Kosmos Music, Smoke Signal Audio, In Beat We Trust, Hooverbass, Calypso Muzak, Serial Killaz, Street Life, GRID, Original Key and Time Of Night Recordings. In 2020, Lowriderz together with Ozma opened their own record label Ozriderz Records. Performing at such festivals like: Pirate Station, The World of Drum & Bass, Hospitality, VK Fest, Breaks Arena, In Beat We Trust, Kazantip, City Flow and many others. Throughout his musical career he has been performing together with one of the best dnb and jungle MCs in Russia – Smoky D.