Review: The Artikal Music imprint has been providing us with heavyweight belters for quite some time now, so when we saw they were teaming up with Akcept for a two tracks vibe out we couldn't be happier. The title track 'Might Of The Trinity' is a subtly spooky roller, packed to the rafters with mind boggling sub work and unpredictable snare delays, topped with eerie ride cymbals and marching drum rhythms. On the flip, 'Night Crawler' is a more mellowed out exploration of space and texture, with dubbed chord structures shimmering left to right above smooth drum movements and perfectly crafted bass tones.
Review: One of New Zealand's most outstanding dubstep producers Akcept has the honour to follow up heavyweights DBridge and Nomine on Youngsta's very own Sentry Records. The Tempa-affiliated legend established his record label earlier this year and is dedicated to present nothing but the finest content spanning across from different genres and styles he truly loves. Nevertheless this next and third instalment, due to release on the 6th of October 2017, holds down two brilliant 140 bpm clashers once again. Both "Dreader Than Dread", a rather dub influenced single, as well as "Howl" which covers the lower end, are a legitimate and respectable nod to the soundsystem culture.
Review: Yet another deep dub talent to emerge from New Zealand; Akcept builds up the fire lit by FKOF hype late last year with three more distinctive low-end lickings. "Madman" rolls with a funk that very few deep dub tracks aim for but can't quite achieve. As Akcept proves; it's all in the swing and timing of the percussion. Those after a more immersive wash of sonics should jump on "Transit" while those looking for a stepped out, flute-wooing, time-signature gamechanger jump on "Forgotten". Time to Akcept our fate...
Review: Ebb and Akcept have been hanging around in the same circles since their first releases bagan to drop, but this is the first time they collaborate and appear on the same EP. The collaboration comes courtesy of the young Fox & Hound Recordings, with the toxic sway of "Wild Wood" unleashing on the dance-floor - bleeps and broken beats all-round! Ebb drops to of his own tunes as a follow-up, with "Sun Drips" entering a much noisier, more industrial landscape of beats and sounds, and "Yearning" bashing out all sort of dread vibrations thanks to a rolling sequence of bass drums. Sublime tactics.
Review: Averted Vision are wasting no time in getting their singular strain of bass music on the map and, thanks to this second collaborative EP, we're getting to know even more talents from the Kiwi land. Ebb's "Cheshire Break", as the name implies, is a distorted and wonderfully loose bundle of sonics tied together by a detuned jungle break at its core, while "Trigger" by Embargo is just some straight-up dubstep nastiness with a grimey touch. Lowquid & Bokeh team up for the percussive missile that is "Signal", but "Sewer Rat" from Akcept is what catches our attention - it's the breaks, you see, they just work every single time...
Review: Bay Area bassmith Dom Mali makes his Tuba debut with a quadrant of sublime steppers. "Neo Dub" has a simple but deadly allure as its elastic sub is stretched into a pulsing groove that builds on every twist and turn. "Secrets" is the early bird soundtrack, all crisp, dewy and full of hope while the oceanic ripples of "Fisherman's Dub" sees us reeling out for a trout but catching a barracuda. Finally we lean back and chill with "Benzo", all flutes, tubular subs and lazy beats, it's an instant soul soother.
Review: Let's just list the amount of stone cold bass OGs on this collection: Krust, dBridge, Om Unit, Danny Scrilla, V.I.V.E.K, Von D, Moresounds, AU, Oris Jay & Chris Innersound and whole load more of soundsystem culture's most innovative craftsman working at the deepest levels of the low end coalface all feature on this immense and forward thinking document. Including the curator Amit himself. Every track is a highlight, each one and abyssal, immersive experience but essential highlights include the toxic bass bounces of Moresounds' "They Can't Handle It", the 23rd century UKG of Oris and Chris's "They Can't Handle It" and Krust's big screen masterpiece "Escape From Finland". Amit deserves a holiday. Or a massive trophy. Or both. Bass compilations don't get much bigger than this.