The latest in Car Crash Set's "No Northwest" series sees Vancouver's Daega Sound share the spotlight with Seattle's Kid Smpl for some deep and moody tech winners, including DS' tech-step menacer "Legion" and his equally crystalline and reverb-soaked half-stepper "Winter's Horse". Kid Smpl gets deeper and trippier on "Timber" and almost nails Sigur Ros' aquatic swoon on the excellent "Over".
A tasty four track EP from the marvellously monikered Ill Cosby that blends infectious Rustie-style bleepy melodies with crushing crescendos of percussion and moody basslines. The "Yogurt Terminator" sets the tone for the EP, before the more stripped back "Trap Riddim" adds a dose of funky furore, with crisp beats and thunderous subs. "Audaz" gets the tropical rhythms out, with cowbells and curt kicks aplenty, before "Gold" concludes the EP with vinyl crackling noise adding a vintage sheen.