Under the control of Martin Clark, Keysound has been one of the more reliable imprints mapping the slow mutation of dubstep, garage and grime. Though its early years saw appearances from the likes of Kowton, Skream, Burial and Zomby, recent releases have seen the label develop its catalogue with a range of under the radar artists, maintaining a critical distance from flash in the pan trends with albums from Sully, LV and LHF, and singles from the likes of Beneath and Logos. Now the label delivers their first compilation; some 14 tracks deep, it's the perfect encapsulation of the fresh music Clark regularly represents on his Rinse FM residency with Dusk. Featuring a host of unheralded talent in the form of Rabit, E.m.m.a., and Samrai alongside established producers such as Beneath, Visionist and Gremino, the compilation's material is representative of the forward-thinking material Clark has been particularly vocal about of late, united by what he describes as a "130bpm heartbeat".
DJ-friendly full length tracks