Review: It's been a brief minute since we heard from the Bristol native, but we are very excited to see Beanzo back where he belongs as he unveils a spicy five track collection with this weighty new LP entitled 'After Hours'. We begin with melodic drifts and pulsating bass drones of the title track, before 'Telekinesis' delivers an eerie expanse of reverberated percussive pops and dizzying subs alongside the sweeping bass jitters of 'Toothache'. From here we take in the raucous horn stabs and syncopated string plucks of 'Formula', giving the EP a more expansive feel, before rounding off on the more stripped back, synth-lead half-time flavours of 'Backchat'.
Review: Straight out of the west of the UK, Beanzo's own 'Siege Collective' have put together their second compilation release, featuring some of the most exciting names in grime music at this time. Having released a similar length project earlier this year focussing more on dubstep flavour, the Siege collective banner is keen to not be pigeon holed into one area. Consisting of 6 tracks, this project cover the grimey spectrum perfectly, from Beanzo's own grimey monster 'Nomad' to the wavey synths of Jakebob's 'Firing'. We also see fresh weight from Rajkay with 'Range', Tsundr's 'Test Your Might' and Mojoe's trappy roller 'Skylight'. This release even delves into devil mixes, courtesy of Swedger's fresh version of 'Big Lick'.
Review: Much like squashing a fly with a sledgehammer, Sheffield's Project Allout, counter Bristol's bass supremacy with this mammoth compilation. Yes, the second instalment in their eponymous series boasts a frankly absurd 39 new fresh bass cuts. It may take a while to get through it all, but that's half the fun. Inititial highlights include the speedy claps, fizzy hats and taut wobble vibes of "Manners" by 1Thirty, the horror move trap thrills of "Black Missile" by "Familiar Face" and the voluptuous house bass of Mooney's "At The Top".
Review: When it comes to underground dance music labels in the, it's pretty safe to say that Brighton based imprint: Southpoint is one of the most accomplished in regards to genre diversification. With releases popping off across grime, bass, garage and breaks, it only makes sense that they would pull together a dubstep compilation at some point. For this powerful eleven track selection, Glume steps into the hot seat on curation duty, welcoming a fearsome roster to the project, featuring JFO, Muttley, FLO, Arkwright, FLO, Drime, The Greys, Hamdi, Beanzo & more. Our immediate standouts from this well sourced collection of sub-heavy sizzlers include The super crunchy percussive influxes of Toka's 'Lickback', alongside 'Pressure Dub', a dubwise shackout from the Dub Kulcha team.