Review: Following an outstandingly successful launch, dubstep site-come-stable FKOF returns with the able assistance of Matt Pulsar. Still operating under his mesmerizingly hypnotic Subreachers guise, each of these four cuts leads you down the darkest dub alleyways possible. Highlights include the heavily reverbed rim-shots and subtle sluggy bass murmurs of "Hanbo", the spacious delicacies and expertly edited amens on "Icecrack" and the church-like gothisms and harrow hollowed tones of "Immortal". This fire ain't going out any time soon.
Review: Celebrating three years of deep consummate beatsmithery, MindStep curate the inaugural MusicForYourMindStep compendium. Fifteen exclusives, baked by the label's family and close affiliates, each track surges at the very forefront of sub science, pushing the label's remit further and further into the future. Highlights include the sodden slo-mo tribalism of Feonix's "Cafeweiss", the overwhelming sense of atmospheric oppression on 11th Hour's "Ishwara" and the muffled jazz and scratchy dub drums of Trashbat's "Arrowhead". And that's only a fifth of the stark sonic soliloquies MindStep have commissioned and compiled. Dig deep and discover your own highlights.