Mothership (with Grym - original mix) - (5:15) 140 BPM
Crown Of Light (original mix) - (5:15) 140 BPM
Did you know Press's full name is Press Play? Well it is, and this sexy sub-soaked six-pack explains just why. "Meridian" is a liquid riddim roller adorned with a crazy vocal sample that sounds like it was taken from a 1920s US railroad gang. "Overdone", meanwhile, comes with the much more traditional deep-tech flavour we're familiar with. Further on we find Tzr taking the previously released "Sins" to a confession booth and squeezing out every deep, dark admission possible while "Mothership" urges the troops out of the trenches and marches forth to fight the biggest bass battle we've ever experienced. "Crown Of Light" completes the set with a fittingly dramatic message thanks to some epic halfsteps, rising chords and an overwhelming sense of dense atmosphere.
With a title like Emotional Responses, this couldn't be anything other than an expansive collection of deep dubstep cuts. Helpfully, there's plenty of variety within that, from the flowing pianos and next-level lift music chic of Eggchan's "Jamalla" and the dubwise toasting of opener "Emotional Responses", to the tumbling beats, calming chords and off-kilter vocal cut-ups of Killeralien's "Lovin". The EP's best moments, though, are those which look to go even deeper, with Eggchan, Killeralien and Nastassja's wonderfully intricate and organic "Amygdala" standing out. Killeralien and Dirt Deep Drilla's woozy vocal excursion, "Never Proclaim", is also worth a listen.