IM045 - B​.​yhzz - Contra EP

by B.yhzz

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Nic Brown Club music has been the subject of some pretty wild cross-fertilisation with other genres of late, none more extreme than this punk mash-up by Polish producer B.Yhzz. "Contra" is a hugely disorientating deluge of beats and noise that is certainly danceable but sadly only for people with 7 jointed legs whose diet consists solely of amphetamines. Seriously though, this is superbly inventive as well as volatile music and I, for one, will be keeping a very close eye on where they go next. Favorite track: REDU.
HOL 04:54
AGES 03:12
REDU 03:20


Polish producer B.YHZZ (pronounced ?be wise?) joins the ever-expanding Infinite Machine roster this July, treating us to his debut EP “Contra”. Stylistically drawing from the same pool as some of our other recent signees, such as WWWINGS, W3C or Ziúr, his EP is aptly titled in that there is abundant counter-cultural energy underscoring the proceedings. Situated on the fine line between extreme club and rhythmic noise, and alternating between tense musique concrète arrangements and all-out cybergrind blasts, “Contra” is a treatise on an idealist mutability of clubbing. Glitched, retriggered and/or mercilessly processed car alarms, tire skids, beer can tab pops and guttural NYHXC vocal samples set the stage for deluges of low-end drone and volleys of gut-punching percussion.

Whereas tracks “AGES” and “REDU” attempt a measure of restraint – the former via a dembow-indebted flow, the latter via a seeming Rotterdam-gabber-in-triplet-form gait, it’s on opener and lead track “HOL” that B.YHZZ pulls no punches.

Overlaid with occasional cyberized interjections and incessant whispered incantations, “HOL” maintains a hypnotic, subliminal groove while pneumatically hammering into listeners, at surface level.

This is the true promise of Eastern Bloc, post-communist, brutalist, unfettered punk – for the first time fully hinted at.


released July 29, 2016

Artwork by B.YHZZ
Mastered by Cyrcular Mastering


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