It's the same issue that some had with his Next Level full-length, which seemed to promise in its title a decisive turn in production quality. "No More Pain," though, is a producer trying to manipulate an oft revisited '90s sound, but struggling to construct a track that is challenging enough to be considered a break from his roots.
Anton Zap, however, continues to steadily increase his stock with an extremely well-balanced construction that aims its focus directly to the floor. The Muscovite immediately jumps in, relaying those snares and cymbals with fierce precision while adding a crunching kick drum and playful handclaps. Zap has produced some of the most accomplished EP's on Underground Quality to date, and his own Ethereal Sound imprint has had a promising start. His remix of "Pain" rearranges the best qualities of the track with a real distinctiveness; the keys he uses resemble a much more atmospheric, dub influence in contrast to Jus-Ed's all-out house-funk take while three, simple 707 cowbell taps provide a frame for other elements to move into the forefront.