Destination Croatia for the next M.U.D adventure as label newcomers 207 and Kodin lay down three examples of industrial strength futuristic gritty grooves. "6 Block" is a physical roller, all elbow jabs and shoulder rolls by way of well-oiled drums. "Scelestic" takes us down a deeper, more reflective path but still rolls with precision tuned rhythm dynamics and ghostly bass tones hanging ominously like low hanging clouds. "Tanc" is the silkiest of the set thanks to well-spaced detuned synth stabs and another lesson in liquid-like kick/snare patterns. Looking for a bit of rough on the side? Look no further than label boss Demon's remix of "6 Block". Rocking.
Four slabs of thoroughbred soundsystem dubstep from Londoner Alive on Dubtribu: "Stepping" sets the tone with its molten low-end creating an ultimately funky, slippery experience, "Murda" follows and is more on the straight-up dungeon business flex with big dubby echoes on the stabs and rim shots. "Native Wolf" develops both themes with a rolling drum arrangement and a vocal textures that becomes an overwhelming foggy lead element before the buried, muddied skanks break through the thick mists. Finally we hit "Sensi Dub". A lighter exploration of contemporary dub, the reflective light shimmers from every processed guitar strum while the strings ooze cinematic drama with subtle but persistent charm. Complete with a VIP of "Native Wolf", this ticks myriad boxes.