DJ Yubba / DeviantWorld's Fattest Split

Label:Praxis – Praxis 12
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


a1DJ YubbaAcousta4:51
a2DJ YubbaBurgermeister4:50

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): Dedicated to the VFM/Dead By Dawn massive and all U.K. gabbas amen.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): If this doesn't get you yubbaring, then you're no yabba!



  • DJFUNK2DJPHUNK's avatar
    Perfect release
    Pure hard core 4 trackers

    A stunning essential to have

    • traffic_cone's avatar
      A truly fantastic 4 tracker of gritty underground 90s hardcore. On the A side, "Acousta" starts out with a strange scratchy vocal sample - which is actually fragments of the vocals from an obscure 1993 hardcore track "Poep Op Je Buik" by Rootzo (best known for being sampled by Ilsa Gold for "4 Blond Nons") - arranged into a rhythmic sequence, which builds up gradually before a growling hoover launches you into full on hardcore madness. But then half way through, the track changes gears entirely, with the hoovers twisted into a new pattern, now joined by some skittery breakbeats, sounding like an early techstep d&b record being played at 45 - showing a glimpse of the sound that would come to be known as breakcore. I think this got the most play of the tunes from this record - I know Mark N played it a bit for one.

      "Burgermeister" starts out with a timestretched vocal sample and a pounding kick, which starts out quite linear 4/4. But then the sample gets twisted around a bit, and the kickdrum pattern gets more aggressive - eventually joined by some equally frantic chopped amens in the middle. One of those tracks that does a lot with a few simple elements, and also has hints of the early breakcore sound that was to come.

      On to side B - "Dubious" also has some interesting sample use, this time taking some "sexy" moaning samples (which are familiar, but I can't remember the source) - but rearranged into anxious screaming, joined by that all important distorted 909 and a gloriously deranged screetchy main riff. Some crusty hip hop breaks are added in the middle for texture, and then as a final touch, the main "riff" gets even more demented for the final section of the track. This track was one of my first introductions to underground hardcore techno, as it was licensed to the "Technohead 4" compilation - and as a I kid I remember thinking it was one of the heaviest things I'd ever heard - and to be fair it still is.

      Finally "Darkness" rounds off the EP, which is a powerful blast of straight-up industrial hardcore, with a relentless kick hammering away alongside layers of weird noise. Similar to what labels like Epiteth and Napalm were doing at the time, and just as good.

      Overall, this EP maybe isn't as notorious as "Goat Of Mendes" or "Dystrophic" but for me it's the best thing Praxis ever released.

      Although I am still curious about the artist...I can see that DJ Yubba is Jason Mendonca (Disciples of Belial etc), but there doesn't seem to be any details about Deviant...was this Jason too, or someone else? And did they make any other tunes?
      • DeathMetalVet's avatar
        Wish I still owned this one. This record is badass...
        • disquescdsoccaz's avatar
          Solid and noisy gabber classic from the nineties! Recommanded to make some dirty hardcore mix!


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