Croydon's next generation bass ambassadors are flying the flag hard with their latest compilation. 13 exclusives from some of their most exciting creative contributors from around the world, Deep Dub Inside 2014 is a great representation of the scene's currently healthy - and mercifully underground - state. From the rolling, funky and melodic twists of YYA's "Rosanegra" to the punctuated bass sermon of Hkay's "Retribution" to the fathomless star-gazing depths of Nereeda's "Before" to the space sax slinkiness of Neurosplit's "Amsterdam", there's a great sense of forward-thinking creativity coded deep into every cut. Essential for all low end lurkers.
Earlier this year while in Sacramento, 6Blocc set up a meeting with Junior Demus to discuss dubplates. What became of that day was three tracks for Digital 6, one of which has been spun on its head by no less than seven very different producers. Enter "Jungle Stabbin'", first taken on by the legendary Marcus Visionary who puts a dancehall spin to the tropical sounds, before 6Blocc take on his own work for a switched-down, hip-swaying, dubbed-out take. Rootikal strips it back to original reggae stylings in his offerings, with a particularly nice brass hook added to the final track.