Korin Complex aka Jeff from Richmond, Virginia (yep, that's all we know!) is back with more stateside deep dubstep flavours. We're seeing more dope and paranoid beats from states in the US where kush 'ain't even legalised yet, so go figure! "Abyss" is testament to this fact with its rolling bass, delay drenched riddims and smoky/sinister atmospherics. Second offering "Blood Sermon" gets as serious as its title suggests; with an intro that sounds like an alien slithering down a sewer, the low end frequency then blasts incessantly beneath textured, industrial-esque field recordings. Disturbing!
Lifted Contingency are all about bringing in the new talent, and Tone Ra is a perfect addition to their growing catalogue of bass infusions. "Reason" is of the Bristol techno variety, pushing the dancer forwards with a pseudo 4/4 beat hustle and yet never straying too close to the Berlin mindset; "Wanting" is deeper, murkier and the beats are broken down by a sea of fuzzy bass tones; "Moving On" lashes out its heavy snare drums amid heavy swarms of atmospherics and hazy soundscapes. Don't sleep on this material!