The Fire Of Combat (original mix) - (6:35) 175 BPM
Despite only having been producing as a duo for a couple of years, C-Sonix have clearly acquired a solid set of D&B skills, as this latest EP on Melting Pot demonstrates. The darkside bass and creeping atmospherics of "The Fire Of Combat" is a killer, while "Cold Blooded" is even more renegade, weighing in at a breakneck tempo and with some insane orchestral dropouts thrown in. Heavy heavy stuff.
Appearing on Soul Deep once more for another helping of 2013-fresh liquid funk, German newcomer C9SMO gets emotive with four tracks wrenched straight from the heart. Rolling smooth and deep, "She's Not There" is heavy on the goosebumps. Taking inspiration from the likes of Lenzman, Marcus Intalex and S.P.Y, there's a techy slant to the record, as "Make My World" steps and claps with a funky bassline breaking up the rollers. The whole release rounds off in a huge way with the irresistibly epic "Transit" rumbling like a far-off electrical storm. More stunners from Soul Deep, get involved.
If silly, off the wall, slightly obnoxious jump up D&B is your thing then look no further than Cabbie for the answers! The Pollution Recordings owner gets down and dirty in first track, "Darkdark" with a melange of thumping drum kicks, relentless SFX and distant menacing vocals. If you've not yet had your fill then fear not, "Astroids" is but a click of a button away, with driving siren-like synthlines, clinking computer game bleeps and more mid range wobble than a Caspa tune to the power of ten. Rowdy.
A modern day master of jump up, Cabbie steps up for a rambunctious release on Leicester's finest DJ SS' Formation Records. Channeling an Original Sin meets Taxman vibe in "Very Different", that "Thr33"-like warping bass packs a punch and is guaranteed to be a dancefloor hit. "It's On" pairs shuffling breaks with warping synths and parping bass; "The Groove" maintains the hype with siren like blasts, whilst concluding cut "South Number" rounds things off with a flurry of tense metallic SFX, raucous stepping bass and buckets of energy. Brock out business!