Ukrainian badman Fade steps aside from his ever-developing Faded Music platform for this couplet of brisk, brusque bangers. "Circles" is a stripped back pneumatic stepper, all spooked out, sirens and slimline riddims. "The Locust", meanwhile, really does hum like a plague of winged blighters, gnawing through everything in their path. With added amens and an ominous lo-fi buzz weaved deep into the dynamic, this is devastatingly dark and funky in equal measure, and comes with a heavenly switch by way of a rushy synth pattern on the breakdown. Powerful.
Goldfinger has been making his name as a master of the gnarlier side of dubstep, amalgamating hefty wobble bass together with eerie yet seductive tones - all programmed for the peak time hours, of course. It's a remix affair of his "Taxman Begins" track, with Starkey Street, Kicks n Licks and Darkham all making a name for themselves as the new dons of the subbass levels. Nasty, rip-roaring belters, the lot of 'em...