Pure headphone and home-listening inspiration: Peditah's Fabriclive mix comes strictly mixed form and it's a straight up snapshot of bass music's raw and healthy state right now. Bulging with bangers and exclusives from the likes of DJ Q, Wiley, Bassboy, C4, Mr Virgo and loads more, the Brum badman takes us from the sublime house of Black Loops to the riotous grit of Solo 45 and all shades in between. Fluid and fiery, all recorded in one take, Preditah's delivered one of the most on-point mixes Fabric have released in a long time. Essential listening every time you touch road.
We've been very impressed by the output of prolific Bristol imprint Banoffee Pies since it launched back in 2014. Predictably, this latest mini-album of fresh productions from members of the extended Banoffee bunch contains some real gems. Check, for example, the punchy two-step rhythms, dusty deep house aesthetics and leisurely jazz guitar of Christian Jay's "Palm Grease", the bumpin' jazz breaks of Hansel's "K.O Bad (Edit)", the looped vocal samples and bass-heavy shuffle of Beaner's "It Takes Two" and the electro-flecked old skool house revivalism of Ac$ closer "Clinical". Best of all, though, is Martin Hayes' "Broken Memory", a Rhodes-laden saunter through deep house flavoured instrumental hip-hop territory.