The absolutely huge feat which is Maztek’s forthcoming LP is finally upon us. ‘Warpath’ was rumoured since the drum & bass veteran dropped his first single, a collaboration with Aeph, on his newly created 0101 imprint, which signified a brand new creative endeavour for an artist who’s spent years crafting himself into the genre’s history.
And it’ll be yet another defining output for one of neuro’s pioneers, who’s already paved his way with a number of releases and will continue to do so with the calibre of music showcased throughout ‘Warpath’s track listing.
‘Warpath’ presents Maztek journeying back to his musical roots, whilst he brings through a host of talented artists to collaborate and feature on an epically diverse selection of records. Three years of ideas, work and struggle, ‘Warpath’ is a concoction of both old school and new school, drawing out its hip hop, reggae and drum & bass roots with a passion that modern neurofunk has afforded him. His aim was to bring back the same vibes which got him hooked on the genre, but give them a more contemporary twist, with some tracks purposefully sounding more electronic or acoustic. It’s the acoustic snares and drums prevalent across the album which help translate Maztek’s music into a live setting, which is the reason why his cuts are so devastating on the dancefloor.
First track, Maztek and Redpill’s ‘Electronic Warfare’, sets a standard, slicing deep with every stab of sonic disturbance. Next up, ‘The Dirt’ has already made the rounds alongside his other featured collaboration with Aeph ‘Trajectory’, with both tracks having already caused carnage on dancefloors since they were unmasked earlier this year, with Aeph appearing again to obliterate more speakers alongside ‘What You Got’. Maztek’s standalone delivery ‘Cheeky Dub’ helps to encapsulate the LP’s ethos, a return to the true sound which runs through the heart of all his productions. Notorious frontmen and women like MC Mota, Pendulum’s Ben Verse, Virus Syndicate, Nuklear MC and Miss Trouble also add their vocal crooning into the mix, adding perfect swathes of cool throughout the album’s offerings. Maztek & Gridlok’s ‘Gladiators’ makes a reappearance, yet another heavyweight merging of minds. Tracks like ‘Pandamonium’, ‘Bass Drop’, ‘Back to the Jungle’, ‘Come Closer’ and ‘Timeless’ further highlight the unbridled diversity of Maztek, even within the darker constraints of drum & bass. And this is one reason why ‘Warpath’ will hold up against the test of time, alongside the legacy of an artist who’s been able to draw from an intimidating array of artists for his biggest work of art to date.
Beatport exclusive: 07/04/2018
Full release: 21/04/2018
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Maztek x Mc Mota - The Breaker
Maztek x Ben Verse - Warpath
Maztek x Miss Trouble - Shake The Foundation
Maztek x Nuklear - Trigger
We don't usually give out five stars but in this case it is well deserved. Big up the Maztek.
Ridiculous behavior!!! FIRE from start to finish!!
They are all great!! Amazing LP!!
Love the whole Album!!!
Heavyweight - Looking forward to playing these out
Great! <3 thanks a lot!!
heavy album! will listen to it properly later...
Back with a vengeance!!
Firing LP man. Big up!
Bonkers! Good as it gets, and setting high standards at that. Big up for this mind bending LP...it's truly amazing work!
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sick lp ! good work !
Congratulations on a brilliant project!
Wicked album, Maz - congrats! Will be supporting a lot of these :)
Thanks, Come Closer and Gladiators have been shortlisted for the March show. Big ups! Ed
Full support! Great tunes Matteo.
Wow! What an insane Album! Proper stuff for 0101 Music! Big Big Ups Maztek! On a sidenote I love the fact that the catalogue numbers are all numeric :D (labelboss speaking hehe)
Great EP, Guys! Electronic Warfare and Shake the Foundation for me!!!
bad bad bad bad bad. love this album
wow thats a lot of heavynewsssssss
wicked stuff :) big up!
EPICNESS A HEAD BIGUP -
Great work, big up!
Finally the waiting is over!! Big up Maztek and all others involved for this badass selection... thanks!
Very nice, thanks
really nice LP big up to Matteo
Maztek at his best, this is drum and bass!
Lovely!!! A full spectrum and very on point LP! Every tune is awesome!
Very consistent high quality album. Big respect
2018 is the year of good albums, and Warpath is one of my favorites. LARGE!!!
Really happy to see Maztek launched a new label. This was the best thing to do after what happened with RH and we wish him the best of luck! (The LP is really sickkkk)
Huge LP! Big Up Maztek!
Huge... absolutely smashing it!! Added to featured as well.
Absolutely killer LP! Maztek is always one of the best producers in the game!
Big up Matteo!
Solid album big up!!
Grande LP Mattè, complimenti davvero! Long life Maztek & 0101!
great release ! big ups !
Daaaamn what an album :O Big up Matteo!!
so much value!! greak work to all artist big upzzz
Wicked LP. Digging these
Amazing work, complex and complete! Love it!
wow great album !!! niceeeee
Best of luck with the album and label Capito! Big love!
top quality.. wkd lp from maztek 10/10
Maztek & his amazing new label, 0101 Music, bring what is for the LP of the year thus far...HUGE! Having been a fan of his work for close to a decade now, I can say its been a pleasure to watch him progress & become one of the most original & reliable producers in Drum & Bass, amazing work! Expect full support across radio, podcasts, guest mixes and live sets. Cheers!
nice tunes man, bigups
Cool LP !
With no label restraints holding Maztek back, he can be as creative as he wants, and boy does it show! Can wait to properly dissect it and start working it in to my mixes and shows
sick album. fully supporting. thanks guys
big up fpr Maztek
Great album, many good feats!
Huge ups on this LP killer tunes every one of them!!!!
Large! Full support, TerraHawk, Ujima 98FM
Techstep/two-step DnB, with a dark, deep, eerie flavor. The synth stabs are insane! Reminds me of synth sounds I hear in Jump Up tracks. And excellent mix of both instrumental and voice-sampled tracks!
JUNGLE JUNGLE JUNGLE!!! P.S. Back to the Jungle is the tune.
some amazing tunes on here!
AWESOME STUFF! LOVE IT! :)_
Wickid Album!!! Straight forward!!!
Big and nasty LP. the straight dancefloor oriented tracks are cool but I love the breaky tracks (shake the foundations, breaker...) more - for me these stand out more. Overall a diverse LP that takes maztek's sound to another level. Since I can chose only one, i'm gonna lsit my favourites here: breaker, shake the foundation, back to the jungle, come closer, it's on
Big pack of Maztek sound.
Maztek's huge sci-fi atmospheres are here once again!
congrats with the label and LP! Some BIG TUNES on here :)
Wow. What a collection here!