Dutch label Lowriders are a collective with quite disparate tastes but unified in their love of all things bass. Although for them this can mean anything from dubstep to UK Funky, this latest release from Berlin's Doshy veers heavily into electro territory. The four original tracks on the EP all display a slow and dark fusion of old skool electro and a more contemporary urban feel; "DCU" and "Plastic" both grind along like warped booty bass, while "Zoid" and "Hornets (feat Stagga)" explore sinister half-time hip-hop and dubstep grooves respectively. A trippy, squelchy remix from Monky and a percussive extravaganza courtesy of Coco Bryce ensure further bass for your buck.
Rotterdam-based producer Halp leaves his usual home of Seclusiasis to drop the Tic Tac Toe EP on Lowriders Recordings, but thankfully his bright music hasn't lost any of its charm in the process. The title track is a sticky synth combination of booty bass and UK Funky styles, with a breathy vocal and infectious sense of melody, whilst "Baby" is built around a neon synth siren that climbs on a 2-step beat with vocal snippets peppered on top. The final original production, "Bek" is a stripped back juke influenced number with vocoder action. Big remix support is offered; Sduk transforms "Baby" into a dark, raw, sawtooth nightmare, Kramphaft turns "Tic Tac Toe" into a driving footwork number filled with scattered rimshots, whilst Starkey takes "Field" and delivers a subtly progressive version seeping neon from its insides.