Review: Uprise have played a key role in Asylum's dubstep adventures since his earliest 140 outings. Now a scene mainstay who appears to spend as much of his time in LA as he does in London, the man who was once part of D&B troupe Vicious Circle returns to Seven's imprint with two more delicious percussion-heavy sub-surgers. "Always Love" is sprung with an immense low-end groove that seems so slinky it's tangibly elastic. Complete with bold drum textures and a subtly executed vocal, it's an instant floor-melter. "Bad Habit" is a touch darker with a gritty scratchy bassline that skitters unpredictably over the rock-solid sub. Feeling love for Asylum? Always.
Review: Whenever we see the Uprise Audio name flickering into action within the store, we know we are guaranteed a treat or two. We aren't disappointed as they welcome in Asylum for two original heaters, kicking off with the fluttering arpeggios and grizzly bass tones of the title track 'Green Rolex'. On the flipside, the party steps up a gear as we are introduced to an array of vibrant bass synthesizer curls and haunted atmospheric design on 'Micro Dose', providing an excellent contrast to the A-side and rounding up an excellent double drop.
Review: Definitely "Maybe"... Eternal Muzik continue to crunch into the new year with four killer cuts from three killer artists. Asylum takes the lead with two caustic steppers: "Maybe" is pure groove poison with its jagged dynamics and alarming darkness while the sinewy step-based "Sinister" allows MC Kolapse the space to spill his demonic tones. Deeper again we find DJ Rodeo in fine jittering, off-beat form on "Shoot Me" and Traumatize closing the show with a riff-focused cut that wouldn't go amiss in a Randall set. Reference points don't come any higher.
Review: It's an all-out bass brawl at Digital 101 HQ as Midlands duo Asylum collide and divide for five straight-up terror cuts. Together they provide the main bulk of the EP with the hair-raising staccato bass cuts "Impulses" and "Override" and the deeper, Bladerunner-style "The Music". Rounding up the EP they play solo roles; DJ Rodeo does that menacing mischief thing that Konichi does so well while Traumatize gets weirded out and croaky. Forward thinking.