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TUBE 10011
05 Dec 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
Offkey - (5:03) Biggest-selling track on this release
Surface - (4:52)
Airway (digital exclusive) - (3:53)
from $1.86
Review: Tuning in to a very similar sound as Bristol-based dubstep pioneer Pinch and the rest of the Tectonic crew, Blackwax steps up with a three-track offering on Tube10. Title track "Offkey" sees an echoing vocal loop trapped between hollow, clip-clop beats in a vacuous space of sound, which is deeply hypnotic and compelling. "Surface" gets a bit more funky with tropical SFX and bongo beats, underpinned by a rib-crunching bassline, whilst the final track in the tripartite - "Airway" builds from euphoric intro into a Night Slugs style synth work out with shimmering, multi-coloured sprays of uplifting sound.
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