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06 Aug 12
UK Funky/UK Garage
Played by: Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage
Review: Some truly heavy garage, with sinister textures and dour string melodies all linked to tuff 2-step beats, Buzzin10's "Haunted Garage" is just the tonic for the recent spate of lightweight and honey-coated garage tunes. Their self-titled "Buzzin10" tune from this latest EP in Frijsfo Beats is just as rough and gloriously hectic, while "Dubbed Out" is a charging techno workout that mixes drones and dry snares perfectly.
12 Sep 11
22 Aug 11
Played by: Dubstepforum.com, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Cardopusher, Cardopusher, Kid Suda, Submerse, Chrissy Murderbot
Review: A haven for futuristic garage and bass fans, the Frijsfo Beats label drop their third collection with Cardopusher leading off with the joyously twitchy tropical beats of "Then What" - a crafty mix of popping, finger-snap percussion and filthy, swamped-up bass. Desto turns Kuoyah's "Convex Gravity" into a half-step acid jam a la Girl Unit, while Submerse's "Bubblin" is a brilliantly hazy mix of warped R&B vocals and lush 6am chords. Most frantic of all though is Geiom's stunning "Chip Voices", which almost recalls breakcore kings like Venetian Snares and Kid 606 for its sheer choppiness, were it not for the fact that it still has an inherent groove locked in underneath the madcap sampling.
18 Jun 12
UK Funky/UK Garage
Played by: Sounds Of Sumo
Review: Having dropped his debut LP for Whistla's L2S label last year, bass-step producer Clueless has been quiet for a while now but surfaces in style on this new three-tracker for Frijsfo Beats. "Build" is a driving dubby garage ace, powered along with some crisp and percussion over deep waves of bass looping, while "Dirty Angel" is a more upfront 2-step banger a la DJ Q. The title-tune however is where the real money is - a chaotic Todd Edwards-esque scramble of chopped samples over an edgy yet wildly funky sub-beat.
12 Nov 12
04 Dec 12
Review: Less than a month after his Black Screen album for Frijsfo Beats, Geiom delivers a further EP of driving, leftfield UK funky. "Glesprin" kicks things off with its swampy, malevolent bass, pushed forward with, minimal, techy percussion. "Ferrite Gaps" offers a fairly more conventional UKF style killer, with rolling snares and angular strings, albeit covered in a woozy sense of atmosphere, while "Digitithe" is characterised by its wonky, atonal 2-step rhythms and tunnelling bass.
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01 Oct 12
UK Funky/UK Garage
Review: Despite reading like a member of Spandau Ballet covering Madness, this record couldn't be further from such a thing. The other Martin Kemp is among the stable of artists on DJ Oslek's forward thinking Frijsfo Beats label and here he keeps the standard high. "Heavy Heavy Heavy" sees dub meet garage uptown, with ascending and descending weird sound effects weaving throughout. "Terr" on the other hand, is 2-Step gone up a gear; layers of tribal percussion build and build around an incessant sub bass for that perfect 3am feeling.
10 Oct 11
Review: The latest Point B EP on Frijsfo Beats aptly demonstrates a grounding philosophy of the label; that different doesn't have to mean difficult. On "The Established Order", a steady junglist approach gets offset by swathes of ambient noise, while "Breeding Ground" ups the tension with an eerie melodic chime. "Grave Diction's" hip-hop groove provides some light relief at the midway point, while "Spore Onion" suitably rounds things off with fairy tale melancholia and spacious beats. Much like the legacy Frijsfo continues to build for itself, Point B's tracks are both easy to engage with and yet completely surprising.
30 Jan 12