The sixth release on Kapsize marks a departure from the norm, as previously it has remained an output for head honcho Joker's work only, but here L-Wiz, the dubstep duo from Sweden, take to the helm. Blending beautiful, hypnotic synth lines with stunning melodies and plenty of bassweight to make your speakers shake, it makes for essential listening, make no mistake. First up, "Straightjacket" eases us in with a delightful mélange of chiming SFX, deftly rounded beats and swathes of synths wrapped round a velvety b-line. It's got that same enticing pull that characterises Joker's "Purple City", but with a more pared down ambience. The layered melodies and textures are executed with a half step swing, a touch of R&B plus the kind of nocturnal bass that make it a defiant dancefloor staple. Up next, L-Wiz take things on a more easy-like-a-Sunday-morning tip, with hazy, swooning synths, dreamy atmospherics and a pervasive sense of nostalgia. An outstanding release, which comes highly recommended, not just by us but by also by the likes of Plastician and 2562 who have given it the heavyweight support it deserves.
Swedish duo L Wiz have been playing the dubstep game since it first began. Having cut their teeth on Caspa's Dub Police over five years ago, their mission to expose the more touching, melodic side of the genre reaches its zenith with this beautiful trio of tracks. "Sorrow Hill" is a cinematic ode to long lost memories; gazing far off into the distance with delicate pianos and staccato guitar strums, it's the duo's most emotional lick to date. "LSDance" follows suit with its soft keys and bubbling bassline that flirts merrily with the kicks beneath. "Dim The Lights" closes the show on a seductive tip; all sleazy synths and slo-mo beats and dreamy melodies. Lush.