The first Heavy Bass Champions release of 2012 from the venerable electro-club label Trouble & Bass sees Bristol's Kenji Kinetic finally dropping some originals after a standout remix of Drop The Lime. On "Jinx", Kenji rocks a fierce mid-130s tempo and switches brilliantly between a dry, Bmore beat and a thick, bassy beat. "NWO" bears more grime influence, while "Frontier" goes on an all out Rustie-style half-step odyssey.
This new split EP courtesy of the cheeky Chip Butty crew sees two leading underground producers, Kanji Kinetic and Dr Cryptic, each submit two of their finest for our listening pleasure. The former squares up tough with a pair of strong contenders - the vintage rave samples paired with modern 4 x 4 vibes of "Morning Sickness" and "The Immortals": all celestial synth clouds and warehouse bounce. The latter proves he's no wallflower either by delivering the buzzsaw speed-bass of "Bronson The Hedgehog" and the absolutely pounding wobble of "Dirty Like Your Sister". Fierce stuff!
With a firmly established pedigree for uncompromising bass blends on the likes of Trouble & Bass, Bass=Win, In The Face and Electrostimulation, Kanji Kinetic link up with Bristol affiliates UTS for a quad of crucial floor attacks that melt down genre definitions with lava-like heat. The two originals come in the form of post-dubstep electro mayhem ("Rebirth") and hard-as-nails loopy techno naughtiness ("Tek No Shit"). Remix-wise "Rebirth" receives a pummelling, beat-heavy VIP and a hype-riddled drum-stuttered revision from cohort Thorpey. This is as heavy as it is essential.
Drumstep & Mutant Bass Volume 2 totals 563MB of content & includes 504 samples at 24bit, with 279 loops between 140-175bpm, plus 225 one shot samples & ready to play patches for soft samplers for producers of grime & dubstep