Bridging the gap and joining the dub dots with musical clarity and abundant talent, Dutch newcomer Dub Archipelago returns to RedVolume with a masterful seven tracker that takes us right back to the foundations before surging us far off into the future. Developing from melodic and soothing to heavy and meditative, each of these densely textured cuts bode just as well at home or on headphones as they do through a soundsystem. Those hungrier for the heavier flavours should jump on the palpitating bass thunder of "One, Two" or the stark skanks and guttural low end grumbles of "Untitled Meditation". Other highlights include the majestic walking bassline, keys and mild melodica whispers of "Lift Off!" and the mesmerising layers of bass and dynamic space at play on the tripped out "We Are Lonely People, Yes". Original dubwise material.
FKOF-approved duo DYAD make their Abyssal debut with two stunning slices of contemporary deepness. "Fenris" is a sonic warrior charge; the beats chug with unstoppable relentlessness and the bass tears menacingly while the synths build gradually with a bold sense of triumph: this will do nothing but elevate on every play. "Legion", meanwhile, ploughs through the atmosphere with more of icy dynamic as several layers of bass roar for your attention over crisp cold synths. Massive.