Rise Audio is the drum and bass label on everyone's lips at present. Causing a stir in recent months, a variety of Rise Audio dub plates have been receiving consistent A-list DJ support from the scenes elite, both in clubs as well as major radio stations worldwide. "Fire In The Sky" is Audio's freshest work - hot from the oven after his debut LP on Virus, Audio brings raw, stripped down drum and bass to the table. Sharp kick drums and a heavy snare pave the way for cosmic and eerie fillers and dark samples. As Audio drops the break, it's easy to see why this talent is steadily climbing the ranks and the raw and stabbing lower end to this track make it Juno's stand out pick. Up next Allied present "N-Sphere"; a futuristic and techno tinged piece of work that's been mashing up floors relentlessly. Anticipation builds from start to finish, fuelled by a driving bassline and hypnotic drum beats.
Two killer cuts here from two of the nastiest producers in the business. Cause 4 Concern step up to the hot seat first with their incredible "Dead Planet" which is all punchy, pounding drum rolls, dark undulating bass and spooked out synth work. Not as aggressive as some of their other work, this one is a secret weapon - watch out! After that The Sect deliver the ominous, eerie "Entheogen" which builds from a post-apocalyptic intro into a grouchy beast with reverberating bass, belching bass and an oriental streak woven in, which comes in and out of focus throughout.