Bjarki and Johnny Chrome Silver’s elusive bbbbbb Records returned with their latest mover in the form of Cucumb45. The vinyl-heavy imprint is quickly building a rep for rave-ready jungle on steroids. Hailing from Reykjavik, these kids have a certain grungy vibe to their sound that probably came from the rebellious but elegant culture of frigid Icelandic youth. After two limited vinyl releases the crew is back for number 4 by the Bjarki alter ego.
In typical bbbbbb style, sharp percussion and a breakbeat foundation direct the title track into the psychedelic rave jungle. Like Bjarki on massiv acid, this the Cucumb45 project flips the script on old versus new for a fast paced connoisseur vibe. The five-track EP goes on to head of bounds when it comes to dance trends of the past. To start the B-side, 'akureyri' locks in a club-style groove for an after dark jig packed with clap.
As if Bjarki is now reserved for the masses, Cucumb45 paves the way for what's next in rave culture. Planning a quick turnaround on the Icelandic producer's label, Cucumb45 may return in April for the project's sophomore release on the label. These two have the right recipe because I can't get enough of bbbbbb. Supercharged drums and breaks wild in any form. Get ready dance fan, club culture's about to get shook.