Review: The Dreamers are an Italian label based out in Turin, and their sound is one of the coolest around right now. Never afraid to switch thing up and fuse genres together in bright flashes of technicolour light, The Dreamers are experts at taking sounds you recognise and distorting into fresh textures, and Audio Gutter has accomplished precisely that with this single. 'Spooked' is a garage influenced halftime cut with oodles of space for the bassline to foment in, its percussion is tightly packed and the entire track stinks of proper UK urban dance music, the product of cross pollination from dubstep, garage, jungle and more. Unreal.
Review: We have seen the fabulous In:flux Audio imprint move around a number of different genres over the past two years and it would appear they are on the move again as Audio gutter supplies this weighty three track explosion. Kicking off with the 160BPM sounding drum chops and spacey synthesizer slaps of 'Chip Monk'. Next, 'Werk Harda' a fantastic display of footwork style drum grooves and warbling sub frequencies before 'Haunted' combines hardcore drums with acidic arpegios and violent bass grinds to form something monstrous. On remix duty, Tik&Borrow supply a system-smacking dubstep rethink of 'Werk Harda', alongside Rapture 4D's super wavy overhaul of the same. What a project!
Review: The In:flux Audio imprint is a project we have a very fond set of feelings towards, primarily due to their fantastic levels of consistency and their rewarding of long term label associates. A perfect example of that is this latest compilation entitled 'Sample Junkie Presents', in which one of their longest standing artists has been given free reign over the tracklisting, which pulls in artists such as Thorpey, Kanji Kinetic, founders: Tik&Borrow and more. For us the highlights on this one are clear, with Coxon's experimental 4x4 roller 'Loose Control' hitting the spot before King Hydra's epic 'Soundboy' original brings a substantial level of grit to proceedings. Fantastic work as per.
Review: As one of the most prominent labels in the UK Bass scene, In:Flux Audio have consistently delivered banging release after banging release, and the most recent edition of their 'Get Fluxed' compilation series shows they have no intention of stopping this trend. They bring some of their classic roster into the field of play as Pavv, Tengu, Zemon and Fiyahman all make return appearances. For us however the highlights lay in Hamdi's super groovy 'Zing Zoom Zoom', which channels vibrant bass instrumentation with super punchy drum riffs. Another instant favourite would have to be the speed garage inspired arrangement of 'Trigga Finga' from bassline high flyer Sekt-87 and In:Flux founders Tik&Borrow.