Driving his dusty dub wagon through the complex planes of modern bass, confidently cruising the leftfield hand side, Drew is slowly building a very solid reputation for creative boundary pushing. Too hip-hop to be dubstep, too subby and twisted to be trip-hop, there's some real character to his cuts. Examples include the woozy strings and lolloping Thievery Corporation vibe of "Strange", the fine balance of dreamy elements and snarling bass on the EP title track "Defiance" and the Shadow-esque slumber-stamper "Hope". Confidently deep.
Welsh sludge merchant Feonix lays down an early treat ahead of his debut self-titled album. "West" comes with drums so loose, carefree and easy they don't even know undergarments exist. Complete with a down-pitched Alborosie vocal shot, it's an instant killer. "Honne" is much more of a slow murder joint; chill, spacious and eerier than a midnight meander through Chernobyl. Finally we hit "Central", a cut where high levels of intense drama are maintained through an ever-evolving drone and epic space between the tribal drums. Bring on the album!