Review: 808's for breakfast, rollers for dinner. If those two elements float your boat then look no further than the latest Tumble Audio epic from Arma. As a project 'Big Tom' is a selection of bouncy bass heavy creations, all focussed around intense rhythmic ideals. The title track itself is a mesh of carnival flavours and drums whilst 'Trippi' plays with more subtle funky drum influences. Next up we have 'Hit The Club' which is a 4x4 housey stomper, leading perfectly into the final track 'Elevate' which brings together fantastic vocal chops and rolling drums for the perfect round off.
Review: The Prjkts imprint is only on its third outing but, they're already on a tight roll, and they've invited the prolific Arma offer some bass truth. The producer starts of with "Safari", a rollercoaster of a tune that takes us from flute-led grime all the way to Berlin techno, which is a similar state of affairs for the tribalistic patterns and intricate percussion licks of "Jungle Drums". "Space Raider", as the name implies, is an intergalactic bass-house trip guided by a warm, woozing bassline and a whole heap of starry melodics, followed by a Foxmind remix of Safari, where the original is deconstructed magnificently thanks to a newer, looser drum pattern that rattle side to side instead of banging up and down.
Review: After appearances on London's Arma Quadrants, Tumble Audio and Circular Jaw, Arma is up next on Prjkts to deliver his unique take on dance music that sits somewhere between UK funky and US ghetto house. From the deeply emotive "Gone2Soon " to the sombre yet bass heavy assault of "Priddy". It is then over to Lee Nardiello aka Motu of Bristol, with previous releases on Roska Kicks & Snares. His contribution is a fierce remix of "Hyperloopanthem". What was originally a bombastic and rhythm driven attack now gets an equally powerful remix up that gets injected with a much deserved grime aesthetic and serious bounce.