Crystal Catcha's sound has matured and morphed in the years since he launched himself into the murky bass worlds with his gnarly Flipside EP. Now stirring a much richer, deeper, flavoursome cauldron, his recipes reach out to a much wider dancefloor. Here we find heavy elements of double-bass slapping soul on "Groove With Me" while the staccato riddim and oceanic washes of jazz chords on "She's Gone" instantly allure with sonic sentiment. "It Ain't Love", meanwhile, places so much emphasis on the dynamic synth textures that you barely notice the naked beats buried deep in the background. A very interesting release.
Destination Denmark: Copenhagen's Gaze Ill steps over from Surfase and Cue Line for four firebrand dungeon workouts on Luton-based radio rovers Dubthugz. We ignite with the foggy, weeping pads of "Dawn" before Gaze throws us deep into a sharper sea of glitchy bass murmurs with "Cryptic". "Drones" groans and glides with more of a rolling, liquid tech flavour to the drums, while "Unable" causes instant hench heroics with its paranoid bass stabs and off-beat reverbed-out stabs. Each track getting progressively heavier, Gaze has route-planned the ultimate dub journey. Get to know.