Cern and Teknik - Traitor by Renegade Hardware published on 2012/03/21 17:05:02 +0000 HWARE20 A) Cern and Teknik - Traitor AA) Cern and Menace - Schemer Formats: 12" Vinyl / Digital Download Release Date: April 2012 Shrouding the Renegade Hardware sonics in a darker hue for HWARE20, Cern comes forth and brings you 2 fresh cuts to make you stand up and pay attention, powerful collaborations provide the theme with Cern teaming up with Teknik and Menace respectively to devastating effect. For the lead track Cern joins forces with New Zealand's Teknik for the militant 'Traitor'. A heavy tech step 2000 era influence, updated with precision for 2012. Unsettling vibes with a dark menace yet classy in its execution. Beats with attitude to prickle the nerve endings of the numbed. Maintaining the sinister vibe for the 2nd track we find Cern enforcing the New Zealand connection further by pairing up with Menace for "Schemer". Where broken beats connect with undulating low bass groans and rasps, scattering procession busts in all directions. Quick in pace and evolution, the twists and turns in the arrangements progression keep you locked in until the end.