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17 Oct 11
Review: Fast rising Son Of Kick keeps up the pressure with his self coined 'Psychostep' style currently banging up dancefloors. His previous release "Playing The Villain" has now clocked up 2.8 million hits on Youtube as his reputation grows at an alarming rate. His follow up for Muti Music "From Here" is a romper stomper of a tune with comedy arcade machine synths, naggingly familiar samples and a baffling outro. The trio of remixes on offer here are equally bonkers with Rose Ryot's quirky effort just outdoing Pixielord's glitchy version and Night Drugs' bass heavy rework.
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Review: Back on L2S for his second EP, Sorrow goes on an all-out garage assault with these four new tunes, aimed somewhere between Todd Edwards, Burial and Rooflight. The beautiful swirling textures of "Reminiscence", the ambient 2-step jack of "False Sunrise" and the loose and floating samples that flow in and out of "Darth Sharenghis Parkrace" strongly mark Sorrow out as a producer with a fondness both for future garage beats but also deep and dubby arrangements that are utterly irresistible.
28 Feb 11
Played by: Bunny On Acid
Review: Another excellent debut EP sourced by the future-garage heads at L2S, this time showcasing UK producer Sorrow who delivers four highly unique and absorbing tunes on the Existence EP. Dreamy textures and deep atmospheres collide with smartly-sequenced beats on both "Dante's Journey" and "Existence", while "Aesthetics" works up a slinky minimal half-step that's anchored to some brilliantly gliding bass notes. "Jacob's Ladder" rounds things off well with the deepest and most soul-touching tune in the set - a tune that's confident enough to leave long, beatless sections that really hypnotise you after the briefest of listens.
06 Jun 11
Played by: Earl Grey
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Played by: Jesus Pablo
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Review: Some excellent new garage-flecked electro from Russian label Bass Machine, with Soundbwoy Addiction supplying a riveting set of hyped bangers on the In Stereo EP. BM fans will appreciate the bassline/speed garage of the title tune, and the accompanying dub version, "Intro" is the real standout - coming in at a slower, 120bpm tempo, it builds from a clever bass arpeggio and drops into a Siriusmo/Boys Noize-style beat that's packed with canny sample shots that wash over the tune nicely. "Spaceship" is just as good, with Eastern synth riffs layered over a jacking 90s beat, while "Outro" is a subtle bass track that just keeps building.
20 Jul 12
Review: While there may quite an alarming amount of buzz around South London Ordnance for a producer with just one record to his name, it's not hard to understand why he's attracting the attention. His take on house and techno tropes has a very contemporary sound that fits in very neatly with the wave of young UK producers that favour rugged industrial drum hits and nutty sampling. There's a fizzing energy to "Pacific" that keeps the essentials rigid for the mix whilst the decoration flirts with your eardrums. It's all underpinned by a deliciously acidic bassline as a gruesome foil to the pleasantries of the pads. The bassline on "Trojan" is even fouler, dominating the track with its stretched out dark side leanings, but once again there's plenty of light-hearted diversion to be found elsewhere in the track.
07 May 12
Played by: Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage
06 Feb 12
Review: Otherwise known as the man behind the excellent Nottingham based Wigflex label, Spam Chop is now making a name for himself as a producer, and if this excellent debut EP on Mimm Recordings is anything to go by, he has a very bright future ahead. Taking in elements of garage, funky, techno and house, his debut pulls you in many directions whilst maintaining an impressive hold on his own very singular, rhythmic sound. The title track for instance is propelled forward by an incisive 2-step drum pattern, with a bright percussive synth melody twisted and detuned out of recognisable shape, while "Blergz" sounds like caffeinated basement techno, with a convulsive rhythm and tough clattering drums reminiscent of Blawan, given density with a seismic bass rumble underneath, tunneling through the mix like a pneumatic drill. "Frames" is the darkest track of the bunch, as droning low end is offset by strobing, reverb heavy, almost verging on industrial rhythms. Highly recommended.
28 Jan 13
Played by: Mr Brainz / Orpheus:ldn
Review: Nottingham's Spare introduces himself with this five-track calling card on Well Rounded. The guy's sure got vision and these tracks here don't really sound like anyone else. "Slacking" begins things on an ominous note as slow booming bass is sprinkled in fuzzy sonic shards (oh and a posh guy next door can be heard playing the violin). "The Weekend" is claustrophobic dry throated 2-step, "Making Em Seen" is loopy micro-electro, "Spare Room Offence" is like classic hardcore (listened to underwater) and things end with a delicious wobble-banger "Kankie".
03 Aug 12
Review: Infrasonics label boss Spatial takes a trip beyond his own label for this new three track release on Well Rounded, dropping an absolutely mighty tune in the shape of crisp and dry 2-step tech monster "Bring Me". Alongside the choppy thrills of that opener, "Discoborg" boasts a demented set of disjointed stabs over an equally airless beat, while the rooted-noted techno of "You Workin'" slowly builds into a gloriously far out and head-expanding delight.
10 Dec 12
Review: Spatial's mission to explode the conventions of the dubstep and bass scenes from which he emerged continues in fine style with this new house-orientated three-tracker. Sure there are traces of dub and glitchy darkness in "Plastic Relic" but beyond that, there is a real evidence of a more dancefloor-orientated agenda from the Infrasonic boss. "Book Down Way Round" is a relentless anthem with a female mantra delivered over a Paul Woolford-style techno-funk backdrop. However, the title track isn't called "The Slammer" for nothing, it's a heavy slice of the raw, garage-flecked, pumpin' house that hasn't been heard much since New York's Limelight circa 1994!
01 Apr 13
Played by: Mr Brainz / Orpheus:ldn
Review: Despite sounding like an ill-fated 1980s left-of-centre political party, SPD is actually, in fact, Liverpudlian deep-tropical producer Will Dunbar-Sheppard, and this sizzling new EP features four future-facing bass tracks. Deep ain't the word for it; "Habitus" features haunting effects, shimmering piano, hypnotic vocals and gently glitchy beats, "Simulacrumb" is sublime house with glacial synthlines, "Held Hands" is an incredible mix of urgent tropical beats and truly other worldly synth pads while "Street Flutters" ends things in beautifully sombre fashion.
17 Jun 12
Played by: Homegroove Project, Platform, Physical Illusion, Syncopix, Juno Recommends Drum & Bass, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Winter, S Man, Nsekt, Liz-E, Notion, Mikal, Protect Audio
Review: The ever-reliable Shogun Audio imprint, co-owned by DJ Friction and K-Tee, presents the next release in a slew of quality singles. This time the magic is brought to us by the Spectrasoul boys who team up with talented vocalist Tamara Blessa on the title track "Away With Me"; the result is a soulful slice of sexiness with white noise crackling beats and an enticing vocal driving things along. Calibre provides a lush interpretation with gentle, pattering drums and pulsing bass, underpinned by dreamy instrumentals, while dubstep darling Kito gives it the Rustie treatment with a bleepy kaleidoscope of sounds.
22 Sep 09
Played by: Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage