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04 Mar 13
Played by: Smutlee, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage, Dev79, Top Billin DJ Team, Cosby (Car Crash Set), Highgrademuzik Aka Don D Selectah
Review: Although there's a few claimants to the Spooky moniker, this one is a grime DJ who hails from London's East End. Here, fledgling label Oil Gang have coaxed a pretty varied release from the man behind 2010's cult hit, "Spartan". "Coolie Joyride" is a cut up of a familiar Coolie riddim, famously featured in Nina Sky's hit 'Move Ya Body'. "Electric Fence" is swaggering half-time electro dancehall and "Rhythm & Slags (Part 2)" is a menacing electro-grime anthem.
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Review: Prague's Meanbucket have snapped up some raw new talent in the shape of Dutch producer 618. This here is his debut release and with one listen it makes it clear why he's created a buzz for himself. "What You Do" is a brutal booty bass assault with serious juke overtones, while "Amsterdammed" applies heavy bass to the kind of techno heard in Berlin in the good old days. Remix wise, the title track become minimal hip-house by Boeboe, thumping house by Embryo Planet, freq bending electro by Seymour Bits and incredible dark electro-house by Veit B.
03 Sep 12
Review: As his game steadily increases with output on all manner of high-profile labels, it's high time that one of Synkro's highlights from last year makes its way on to digital. "Look At Yourself" is a perfect slice of horizontal 2-step, with clattering drums replaced by shimmering pops and clicks, while the keys and pads blur into one perfectly ambient haze. "Girl" likewise belies Synkro's knack for moody blue synths, but also packs a wriggling acid line that cuts through the mellow tones. "Its" rounds the easy-going styles off nicely with a low-slung groove and more of the finely diced RnB vocals that are sprinkled across the whole EP.
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Review: Heralding the start of the newly minted Church imprint, Happa makes a strong case for the buzz he has received with but a smattering of appearances before now. "Beat Of The Drum" is as percussion-centric as you might hope, and what percussion it is. Ostensibly based around a 2-step wiggle, the monolithic hits that fall with deft swing are infallible in their guaranteed dance-levelling power. Throwing Snow takes said beats into a frantic, juked-out territory on his remix, firing off that instantly identifiable jerky rhythm and a considerable tempo jump. "Bring It Back" is a considerable shift in style, as Happa delves into a menacing electro house well, leaving it to Apes & Seb Wildblood to drop a more casual deep house cut.
27 May 13
Review: For his debut on Phucked Recordings, 1Point5 has delivered a very impressively produced offering indeed. Intricate, 2-step infused beats jostle for supremacy with bouncy dubby bass notes and a slick vocal from Al Rolfe, before they conclude that basically they all win. Remix wise, Moxix opts for a synth heavy post dubstep reworking replete with crying baby sampling whilst Nu-Direction offers up a futuristic doomy D&B revision.
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Review: Maintaining their reputation for the most intriguing contemporary bass skulduggery on the planet, Crackling Claps introduce the fractured, seasick vibes of Genda. The second the dusty, crinkled glitches and surging fuzzy euphoria of opener "Fractal" hits you, you know this is going to take a few listens to get your head around. Sitting somewhere between Morris Cowan, Apparat and Autechre, everything about this engrosses and envelopes. From the spiralling sub-aquatic psychedelia of "Particles" to the soul-stopping synth pulsations and horn washes of "Self Similarity", this bends the mind as well breaking gravity. Make sure Genda is on your agenda...
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03 Dec 12
Played by: Mr Brainz / Orpheus:ldn, Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House, Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage, Hxdb, Ambivalent
Review: Bristol's Arkist is back with this new two-tracker on the relatively unknown Belgian imprint, Inhale. With its jittery, off-centre beats "Two Night Stand" evokes the spirit of the little known 'falling down the stairs-step' school of beats. That, combined with fizzy rave stabs and autotuned vocals, makes for one weird interpretation of swing garage...and all the better for it. On a totally different tip is "Spiderdrudge", an accelerated slice of deep, dark techno featuring elasticized bass notes, a cool snare click and sinister, insect-like percussion scuttling all over it's scaly frame. Gatekeeper also rolls up to remix the latter tune into a haunting, sparse and decadent garage adventure.
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Review: Nottingham/Leeds duo, Sergic and Lyka arrive in fine style here with their debut release on their own label Tumble Audio. "Bulletproof" is a pumping, breaky beast that sounds like bullets bouncing off the armour of an angry robot. Meanwhile "Shame' is all skippy beats, housey percussion and dubby bass, while "Glod" ups the tempo for some wobbly 4 x 4 fun.
17 May 13
Review: It's not every day we come across underground bass artists named after an actress in a 1980s soap, Dynasty, but it takes all sorts as they say. Musically this is seriously next level stuff: "I Can't Hide" is twisted and contorted tribal house with half time breaks and a killer cowbell. "No Way Back" is similarly bonkers but drowns everything is neon synths. Remixers include The Druid Cloak (sounds like a Brazilian carnival stumbling into a rave), Kresy (slow, emotional house) and Rohan (even deeper still; adding melancholic keyboards and cut up vocals for what's possibly the stand-out track).
05 Mar 13
Review: Originally released on a super-limited vinyl, mercifully Wildlife has seen fit to give us turntable-less common folk an opportunity to check out his unique project. Highlighting the strong relationship between punk and reggae of the late 70s, he's taken the reggae originals, the punk covers AND original vocal artists of the time to create entirely new-versions. It's a unique perspective, and one that really works. Some rubs you'll instantly recognise, such as Junior Murvin VS The Clash VS Wildlife and Charlie Harper is an instant charmer. Others are much more fractured and less obvious ("Armagideon Time"), but that makes the guessing game even more interesting. A genuinely interesting project.
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