Keysound are proud to announce the third installment in their Rollage sub-series. This EP is from Blackdown, with Dusk joining on co-production duties. "C-troit" is a name revived from a lost, unfinished track by Blackdown in the very earliest years of dubstep. A hybrid of the names Croydon and Detroit, it's a heuristic for the place between Greater London's bass-led music and the halcyon synths of early Detroit techno. Now that there's a growing body of dark, 130bpm-ish rollage, from within the Keysound camp and crews beyond: the EP seeks to throw warm light into the shadows, with the tracks "Godlike Power", "Clueless ft Dusk" and "Halcyon Skies (Rollage mix)." The EP's closing cut "The Greatest Concert (RIP PMC)" was written by Blackdown in the days immediately following the passing of his father. The tracks in the Rollage series are designed to be mixed together as one flow.
Brunswick Sound welcome Gastah to their catalogue, and it feels like they've just gone and recruited a producer who will have plenty to say over the coming years, and who is surely a keeper in terms of voracious grime deployment. This mighty fine extended EP kicks off with the gully sci-fi bass of "Apollo", surely an instant classic, while other tunes like "Ether" and "Sun's End" carry enough melodic swing to render them accessible to all sorts of DJs outside the grime equation. The likes of Plastician, or even Wiley, are probably shedding a little tear right now just thinking about what influence they've had on the UK bass scene...