Inspected boot up the genetic life form machine for some artificial funk and fury courtesy of a rollcall that should have any self-respecting tech-bass head salivating. First up is Bristol free-thinker Culprate who flips his successful "Diablo" into a crafty halftime stamper. Skope dons his Mallux cap for a BSE-level neuro romp that's home to around ten different bass textures that all work in harmony. Deeper again we hit the real leftfield sages: Billain's "Specialist" tips a nod to the rave foundations before dropping into a raffish groove that gets subtly weirder and weirder as we progress while Posij gets animated with a zoo of rising tones and textures that seem to run out control before being reigned in again. 23rd century funk.
Skope's alter-ego Malux continues to chomp into the tech D&B spheres with gusto. Following his insane remix of Billain this year comes his debut on Cause4Concern's C4C imprint. One original, one remix. Naturally from such a camp they're premium, uncut gear: "False" is a whirling rolling with layers of stretched bass textures over a dangerous electrical current groove. "Dead Beat", meanwhile, sees him repurposing Optiv & CZA's 2014 wood-block mindwarper into more of a funkier cut with swaggering sandpaper bass and awesome twists on the fills. Nine thumbs up.