Grawinkel – Jzaz (BB010) [HNYBSS Premiere]

Following well received releases on the likes of Artikal Music and Badman Studios, Leipzig’s Grawinkel has quietly built some serious pedigree for himself over the last couple of years. Sitting on a stack of heavyweight material I’m sure, he takes his twisted sub-heavy sounds home for his latest release with an appearance on homegrown German label, Boundless Beatz. ‘Hornbill’ EP offers four of his signature sound-system tools ready to tear up Leipzig and beyond, including today’s premiere, ‘Jzaz‘.

Grawinkel sets up this latest project with one of his characteristically haunted warblers in the form of ‘Scared‘. It marches it’s way through the twisted bass designs and doesn’t really stop from here on in! Today’s premiere ‘Jzaz‘, delivers the beefiest cut on the EP and like most of Grawinkel‘s productions, is a stomper worthy of a towering sound-system, highlighted by the subtle melodic notes and crunchy textures that ooze from beneath the dominating sub pressure. The following ‘Version44′, provides a second portion of stifling pressure, though not too dissimilar to the previous cut, this one is sure to leave a mark by way of the powerful, face smacking percussion, destined to do damage on a shaken dancefloor! And finally, ‘Swing Hop‘ marks the end of the EP on an energetic note, packed with lively low end designs, alternating as is bounces from the wet and the wonky to the rough and the gritty. The finale track provides some much needed variety to the EP and one that leans on some of the more notoriously abrasive sounds of dubstep!

By welcoming the talented Grawinkel to the label, this should be Boundless Beats‘ most successful release so far and hopefully proves to be the catalyst for the label in giving a platform to the plethora of German producers ready to share similar bass-driven bangers. There’s plenty more out there but as Grawinkel proves with this release, he’s certainly on the way to become a leading force.

Hornbill‘ EP is out 22/10/2021 and available to download from the Boundless Beats Bandcamp.

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