Review: As far as labels go, we were super impressed with the standard of content that the team behind Articulate were able to mass across 2018, and therefore were super excited to see their latest release appear on our shelves. This project boils down to four futuristic funky bangers, with Ali McK & IYZ leading the way on their industrial masterpiece 'Trenches'. Next, we take a look at Nuaura's patois infused thrill ride entitled 'Lost', which fuses electronic leads with potent sub pressure perfectly. Following this, Doc Zee strips the arrangements right back on 'Kick Back', before Ali McK, IYZ and Retrospect join forces on the fierce designs of 'Quentin'. An excellent way to kick off the year!
Review: As one of the standout projects in the early days of basslines revival movement, Low Pitched have been on somewhat of a hiatus for the last 12 months, which we are extremely happy to see finishing as they unveil the first edition of their new self titled compilation project. This release sees them bring in the sounds of Fork & Knife, Ali McK & IYZ, Spookz, Sirmo, Kaizen Karnak and more, boasting a weighty UK funky influence throughout. For us, the stand outs have to include Killjoy's lethal original 'Spring Loaded', which is driven by well processed drum patterns and groovy bass instrument. We also have to shout out Bassravers for their colourful contribution in 'Dope', an infectious ball of energy from start to finish.
Review: As a label and collection of artists, In:Flux have been consistently impressive for some years now and there are few ways better to summarize this than a compilation. This 13 track collection, entitled "Selection Box 2017" is bursting at the seams with bassy goodness. We see long term label favourites Palize and Tengu all make fantastic appearances as well as a few absolute heaters from Connerz, Zemon and the wonder kid of the moment: Hamdi. This release also features exclusive VIP mixes from Clean Shirt, Dr Oscillator and J69, making this a must grab for all 4x4 fans.
Review: It's time for somewhat of an explosive apperance on this one as we see the highly anticipated return of Roadman Joel who again gets busy alongside his compadres at Tumble Audio for one of the biggest and baddest bass music selections on road. As ever with a Tumble compilation, the genre range is exceptional, from Sergic's breaksy brilliance on 'The Prince' to the super cold speed garage episode in 'Jawnz' and the grimey, tech infused drum slices of 'No Bootlegs' from Timbah. This a fantastic project from start to finish, with our two main highlights being Leda Stray's super funky pulser in 'Ashtray', Rame's lively vocal appearance of Ali McK & IYZ's 'An Again', and the acidic expressions of Arctic's 'A Little Bit More Reese'.