Ctrl_Alt_Del - Destroy All Dance Floors
Electro, D'n'B Ctrl_Alt_Del are Paul and Yamon, an Electro duo from Luton in the UK, and with 'Destroy All Dance Floors' they have presented a very interesting little EP that provides an urbanized slice of Industrial Electro.

'Destroy All Dance Floors' is a 6 track journey through Industrial, Dubstep and drum and bass, with all sorts of influences making an appearance.

Opening track "Destroy All Dance Floors" has a delicious Drum and Bass beat, backed up by some big wobby basslines and an acerbic vocal line and the track just storms along.

This is will be a hit in the clubs, as it is eminently dance-able, and reminds me of artists like The Prodigy, Pendulum and South Central.

This is followed by the dark Dubstep of Monsta, where the pace drops a little, and a heavy groove sets in before "Everybody In The World Is Doing Something They Shouldn't" which grabs the groove from "Monsta" and injects some pace, and a bit more energy into the bass-line.

We then have 51 second burst of "Bitch Killer" which is essentially Aggrotech with a sample of a screaming lady over the top...its odd and definitely out of place, but I get the impression there is a reason for this short burst of 4 to the floor.

This then launches straight into "For All Your Tomorrow" which reverts back to a nice Drum and Bass rhythm, and a lead line reminiscent of early Prodigy , accompanied by bursts of deep and dirty Dubstep to break the track up nicely.

Finally we have "Yellow", but don't worry its not a Coldplay cover...Straight from the off we have big distorted synths in our face signalling that Ctrl_Alt_Del and 'Destroy All Dance Floors' will not go into the good night quietly.

Whilst "Yellow" is perhaps a mellower track than some on this EP, its constantly shifting melodies and sound palettes mean that it is an interesting if experimental track to end on.

Ultimately, this EP offers a lot in terms of an urban take on the Alternative Electronics scene, full of Drum and Bass, Dubstep and a general willingness to embrace Electronic genres outside of the traditional Industrial genre.

That said, this is not perhaps the finished article, it feels like Ctrl_Alt_Del are just getting into their stride with 'Destroy All Dance Floors' and that there maybe needs to be a couple more hooks along the way to keep the listener coming back for more.

However there is plenty of potential in this duo, and this release is still strong in its own right, with a mixture of danceable and experimental style tracks to engage both your mind and your dancing shoes.

If you are looking for something else in your Alternative Electro, Ctrl_Alt_Del may well be it!
4
Brutal Resonance

Ctrl_Alt_Del - Destroy All Dance Floors

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2013
Ctrl_Alt_Del are Paul and Yamon, an Electro duo from Luton in the UK, and with 'Destroy All Dance Floors' they have presented a very interesting little EP that provides an urbanized slice of Industrial Electro.

'Destroy All Dance Floors' is a 6 track journey through Industrial, Dubstep and drum and bass, with all sorts of influences making an appearance.

Opening track "Destroy All Dance Floors" has a delicious Drum and Bass beat, backed up by some big wobby basslines and an acerbic vocal line and the track just storms along.

This is will be a hit in the clubs, as it is eminently dance-able, and reminds me of artists like The Prodigy, Pendulum and South Central.

This is followed by the dark Dubstep of Monsta, where the pace drops a little, and a heavy groove sets in before "Everybody In The World Is Doing Something They Shouldn't" which grabs the groove from "Monsta" and injects some pace, and a bit more energy into the bass-line.

We then have 51 second burst of "Bitch Killer" which is essentially Aggrotech with a sample of a screaming lady over the top...its odd and definitely out of place, but I get the impression there is a reason for this short burst of 4 to the floor.

This then launches straight into "For All Your Tomorrow" which reverts back to a nice Drum and Bass rhythm, and a lead line reminiscent of early Prodigy , accompanied by bursts of deep and dirty Dubstep to break the track up nicely.

Finally we have "Yellow", but don't worry its not a Coldplay cover...Straight from the off we have big distorted synths in our face signalling that Ctrl_Alt_Del and 'Destroy All Dance Floors' will not go into the good night quietly.

Whilst "Yellow" is perhaps a mellower track than some on this EP, its constantly shifting melodies and sound palettes mean that it is an interesting if experimental track to end on.

Ultimately, this EP offers a lot in terms of an urban take on the Alternative Electronics scene, full of Drum and Bass, Dubstep and a general willingness to embrace Electronic genres outside of the traditional Industrial genre.

That said, this is not perhaps the finished article, it feels like Ctrl_Alt_Del are just getting into their stride with 'Destroy All Dance Floors' and that there maybe needs to be a couple more hooks along the way to keep the listener coming back for more.

However there is plenty of potential in this duo, and this release is still strong in its own right, with a mixture of danceable and experimental style tracks to engage both your mind and your dancing shoes.

If you are looking for something else in your Alternative Electro, Ctrl_Alt_Del may well be it! Apr 13 2013

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steve Fearon

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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