Hot on the heels of their sophomore release with DJ Rocca, Cyphon Recordings welcome Tijuana’s Cyborg Nerve to the family for the third installment in their busy label schedule.
A new project helmed by the Cedillo brothers – also known for their work under the monikers Soul of Hex and Mano De Fuego – Cyborg Nerve’s sound tips the hat to the roots of Detroit electro and techno.
The Vicario Musique Recordings bosses have already made a mark under their Soul of Hex alias, pushing their cosmic, vibrant take on deep house. It’s caught the ear of labels and artists across the world; the likes of Delusions of Grandeur, Freerange Records and Quintessentials have shared their music and they’ve even earned the Larry Heard seal of approval, with the legendary Chicago producer stepping up to remix their 2014 track ‘Lip Reading’. As Mano De Fuego they’re also getting their music into the hands of pioneering figures in the American dance music scene – summer of this year saw them release a shamanistic debut via the inimitable Underground Resistance.
For their debut outing as Cyborg Nerve, the pair deliver four tracks of old school electro grooves. Title track ‘Cristalizacion’ kicks things off. A slice of intergalactic electro; celestial pads soar above warm bass and staccato drum rhythms. Their eponymous track follows and takes the energy levels up a notch: a warbling bass line drives the track forward, whirring and revving while crisp hats fizz overhead.
‘Tijuana 3000’ is another cut that’s custom-made for the dance floor. As with the title track, the duo call to mind the interstellar jazz-tinged electronics of Detroit outfit Galaxy 2 Galaxy, as they pair cosmic twinkling melodies with a hypnotic acid line that takes centre stage. ‘Machine Effect’ brings the EP to a close. Like its name suggests the track is powered by a raw, machine funk groove and precise drum programming – no bells and whistles, just pure cosmic vibrations to move your body.
I can appreciate the quality here.
QUINN / PARANOID LONDON
I already love MACHINE EFECT. Nice EP!!!
KEVIN REYNOLDS / YORUBA
Very nice! Machine Efect is my favorite! Sharp as a razor.
Lovely bit of techno that.
JASON KENDIG / HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM
Already obsessed with Soul of Hex so this is right up my alley.
LELLO/ BASIC FRAME
Great electro tunes!
I like the rawness of Machine Effect!
Love Tijuana 3000 amazing relentless bizniz!! Love their stuff as soul of hex Wicked release!
Proper Drexciya style. I like it
THE SILVER RIDER
Mental stuff… love SOul Of Hex and feeling pretty keen on this too!
Cyber Nerve sounds good to me!
STEPHEN FLYNN/ NIGHTCLUBBER
Yep big fan these guys and the Larry collab from a while back!
Already a fan of their work, the Mano e Fuego release on UR is a favourite of mine from last year… Proper future Detroit Funk business. Very nice!