Review: We were very excited when this one began to knock on our door as the magnificent Indigo Movement return alongside the futuristic 140 sounds of Aztek with his super 'Synesthesia' project. We begin with the airy textures and exciting movements of the title track 'Synesthesia', before it then gets dark and grimey on 'Sippy Cup' as grizzly synths and shuffling drums get to work. The vibes continue a plenty on 'Wide Eyed' with a stripped back composition and spooky stabs, before we finish up the EP with a look at 'Behind Enemy Lines', a classic grime shellout, complete with electric horn melodies and military drum marches.
Review: Kissdafunk is one of the legendary house music nights born out of the North of the UK (formed by Glyn Tolley and DJ Rob Tissera), which over the years helped carve the scene and pave the way for an unprecedented amount of DJs and producers. It makes perfect sense then for them to start a compilation series reflecting the past whilst looking ahead to the future, and an exciting one it is too. Here we have just shy of 40 full length tracks, for a mere L8.99 and packed full of dance-floor dynamite, with; Will Gold, My Digital Enemy, Carl Cox, The Squatters, Paul Morrell, and Kryder being just a handful of the talent on offer... Get stuck right in!!
Review: Now as far as compilations go, this without a doubt has to be one of our favourite dubstep selections of the year so far as Dank n Dirty unveil seventeen original creations, featuring high profile appearances from the likes of Aztek, Arta, Liquid Memoirs, Enigma Dubz and more. For us, this compilation showcases so much, from the emotional tones of 'Shaking & Withdrawn' from Legend4ry and the dubwise inspired arrangements of Otz's 'Moody Dub', to the super shuffling rhythms of 'Kashmir' from Khromi. For us, there are some real standouts to this one, the first of which comes from living dubstep legend: The Widdler, with his spacey, dub-infused original entitled 'THC'. As well as this, the potent collaboration between Roomate and Dokter named 'Overstanding' packs a serious punch.
Nicky Boy Floyd - "Triple Double" - (4:44) 140 BPM
Saanen - "Messed Dub" - (5:04) 140 BPM
Yin Yang Audio - "Jutsu" - (5:15) 140 BPM
Aztek & Muhla - "Fsake" - (3:36) 140 BPM
JTATA - "Tactile" - (5:01) 140 BPM
Forslab - "Mechanism" - (5:05) 140 BPM
Nomad - "Twitch Fingers" - (5:02) 140 BPM
Dziga - "Inchain" - (4:41) 140 BPM
The Cosmos - "Insomnia" - (2:24) 140 BPM
Review: Flying straight out of Croydon, one of 2017's most impressive dubstep imprints: Dubtribu return for a fantastic end of year compilation. This 14 tracker sums up everything you need to know about the label, it's dark it's dangerous and it's incredibly weighty. From start to finish this compilation explores the vast distance of dubsteps boundaries, from the haunting vocals of 'Disappear' by Platypus to the wonky rhythms of Nicky Boy Floyd's 'Triple Double' and back around to the neuro inspired sounds of 'Jutsu' by the magnificent Yin Yang Audio. Highlights for us include the dubwise inspired sounds of Nomad's 'Twitch Fingers' and the spooky LFO's of 'Insomnia' by Nottingham based up & comer 'The Cosmos'.