This release by Birmingham-born and Melbourne-based producer Arctic (aka James Black) is Liminal Sounds' first foray into releasing original material. They're off to a good start as Black's star is on the rise, and he's delivered four cuts of prime future bass. "Off Peak" is top notch 4 x 4 with a smidgeon of moombahton for good measure (his VIP mix dubs these vibes out), "Three Stripes" is killer half-time 8-bit moodiness, while "Seeps" is sinister post-dubstep with flashes of UKF. Breen also steps in the ring with a punchy staccato-hop punisher, rounding off things with a TKO.
Birmingham's James Black may have done a runner to Australia but at least under his artist name, Arctic, he delivers a subtle a nod to his home country's current climate. Here he delivers four slammers (and a VIP mix) of prime bass music including the 4 x 4 rattler "Takin It Back", the psychedelic mayhem of the skippy garage rave of the title track and the fizzy, 8-bit wobble-fountain of "Inside (Arctic mix)".