Botnek Drops "Buffering..." EP Featuring Snails Collaboration "ur 2 cool"


Consistently pushing the boundaries of modern sonics, Botnek delivers their blistering 4-track EP Buffering... After kicking off the package with "ur 2 cool," a mammoth "vomitstep" collaboration with fellow Canadian Snails, the duo maintains a pace of 128 with the breakbeat / electro hybrid "Simple Sounds." They also remix their own track "Losing My Mind" into a darkwave / industrial-tinged monster before closing out the EP with "Pickles!," a quirky house number reminiscent of the pioneering sound Botnek has become known for.
In an emblematic combination of Botnek’s pioneering sound design and tongue-in-cheek persona, “ur 2 cool” is currently dominating the festival circuit. The Beatport Top 10 Electro House track has attracted a laundry list of support, including Skrillex on his OWSLA Radio show, TJR at EDC Las Vegas and both DJ Snake and Knife Party at Ultra Music Festival Brazil and Japan, respectively. It also received accolades from several leading music sites, including Billboard, Dancing Astronaut, and This Song Is Sick. “ur 2 cool” arrived after a busy summer for Botnek, who made their own appearance at EDC Las Vegas before joining collaborator Snails on his vast “Slugz City” tour.
2016 has seen Botnek flourish, in what has been one of their most prolific years to date. After kicking off the year with a massive remix of Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out,” they released their Connecting? EP, which gained support from David Guetta, Afrojack, and Martin Garrix. In September, Ookay commissioned the Canadian duo to produce an official remix of his festival anthem “Thief,” and they stayed true to their roots by flipping the future bass track on its head in a grimy 128BPM house rendition. To close out the year, dance music’s top sound designers bring it home on Buffering…