Acclaimed chilled bass imprint Fent Plates introduce new face Demain, adding even more clout to their repertoire in the process. "Everywhere" is a sparkling slice of springy soulful two-step. Capucine's vocals sooth the soul instantly while the beats tickle all the right places. Remix-wise J One adds some cool piped instruments and more dubbed out effects on the riddim while Lex adds dreamy pads and a neat shuffle on the two-step. Elsewhere on the EP we find "Deep Cover" (a lush sub-heavy shuffler) and "Strange Fruits" (lo-fi jacking house with warm organ work and shimmering guitar splashes). Watch out for Demain, if this is anything to go by he's got heaps of potential.
Having recently made a lot of noise with his fiery collaboration with Majiika, "Avoiding The Issue", UK basshead Rob Sparx returns with two new nocturnal beats on Fent Plates. "Broke" is a dubby mix of detuned vocals, heavy hats and subtle bass textures that make for a warm yet menacing dubstepper, while "Try To Remember" is a pleasing counterpoint - full of bright top-end synths and strings as well as a delicate vocal from Dee Ellington sitting on top of an itchy funk-step kit.