Review: Deckstar and Steve Brooks proudly present their second Nu Wave compilation, which continues to showcase the very best in UK garage and all things bass-related. Steve Brooks actually features throughout, but this series is reserved for some of the lesser known names on the label and a few upcoming talents to boot. There's many cherry-picks here, but our personal bests have to be Morrt's gorgeous "Want U" - a driving house stomper - and Zak Moore's "Come On" for its incessant electro bassline and general rave goodness! Many remixes and other killers to choose from, though - dig in!
Review: Bolton's Digital Abyss are committed to releasing the 'deepest and dirtiest bass' and with the Dark Matter EP it seems their A&R skills are on fire. This EP compiles output by six different producers, all of whom have a mastered various forms of bass and house. Highlights include the Green-Velvet-goes-4x4 vibes of Aaron Jackson's killer "Stank", Burkie's totally warped garagey take on Robin S' "Show Me Love" and the stark, precise and sinewy UKG of Nick Hannam's "Shapes".