Title: 500 Days EP
Label: Kombination Research
Cat #: KR049
Release Date: 12/03/2012
01 Kontra – Carbine (Original Mix)
02 Kontra – Home Alone (Original Mix)
Kontra goes deep and dark with this two-tracker for Kombination Research; the heads are already dropping and the ribcages are rattling. Comprised of Nuke and Ivan Devero, the two have been solid forces in the Spanish Techno scene as Nuke has been masterminding the CODE parties at Fabrik Club in Madrid, while releasing tracks on labels such as MB Elektronics and Hardgroove, and Ivan has been hailed all over Spain for his DJing skills and the multitude of his productions.
“Carbine” is the most subliminal of the two, with a bubbling sub bassline and some haunting atmospherics. The menacing mood never lets up and it’s the moody stabs that steal the show while a jackhammer snare bangs away in the distance. Things get rowdier in “Home Alone” with a frantic, percussive riff and snappy drums. The industrial sensibilities are even stronger here, but never get in the way of the pounding groove.