Back in the building! BCUK warned us they were packing heat.... And here it is. Most should be familiar with their agenda-setting comeback track "Equilibrium" from earlier this year with its cinematic strings, second drop and gutter-scraping bass. If you've caught one of their rare shows this year you'll also be aware of "Nomad". Soaring, electrifying, soulful and textured with just a smidgeon of air-guitar magic, it's an immaculate composition that shows the foursome aren't back for cashback nostalgic whimsy - they have their eyes on the future. Immense.
Serious dubby goodness emanates from starter track "1.4 Days", giving this release from the Bad Company UK fellas an instant place in this month's good books. Rumbling away at breakneck speed, the switching rhythms take things further and further down into the abyss. "Refuge" stops momentum in its tracks with a severe, old school homage to the techy glory days of D&B where cinematics and junglist breaks were king. "The Fear" washes out the top end for a sky high sound and finally "Jellyfish" continues that addictive vintage sound. It's like the sound of every great night distilled into one bassline.