Review: The guys at FatKidOnFire make a major step here in tightening their grip around the top plinth of a now crowded dubstep landscape. They do this by bringing a phenomenal four track expanse to the table from the likes of Binary, who certainly doesn't disappoint. We begin with the shifty, unearthly tones and dubstyle delays of 'Cataclysm' and the hellish tripletted rhythmic plays of 'Decoding', before hitting the stuttered drum work and chilling half time percussive stabs on 'Kill You'. The EP rounds off perfectly with a top draw collaboration alongside Ceiva, which goes by the name 'Skeleton Dance', another unpredictable arrangement stuffed full of haunted sub pressure.
Review: While we understand that it has more to do with a dogged mind and a dedication to producing wild-eyed dubstep and breakbeats, we've always thought that Binary's name doesn't quite do the man's music the right justice. To us, it sounds wide and uncontrollable, an almost 3D aesthetic to its wages of bass and percussion. The producer is up on Encrypted Audio with a bag of new cuts under the ENC25D banner, a four-pronged mood setter to please the heads and nudge the dancers. From the echoes of "Infirmary Dub" to the cavernous pits of "Trangression", Binary's output kicks down the doors and leaves no surivivors, which is a good thing if you're dealing in hazardous levels of sub tones travelling through the air like bullets. BAD.
Review: Binary's material is kicking off left, right and centre at the moment, and we seem to mentioning his name a lot at the moment, not to mention the fact that his deep, mindful style of ninja bass, a take on the genre with a noticeable stealth to its beats. "Mind Killer", for example, is a dark has cavernous roller filled with booby traps at every turn, morphing and winding in a wormhole of dread. "The Box" is equally tenebrous in its choice of sonics, but here the look and feel is a lot more dubwise, taking inspiration from the Mala tradition. The only difference is that Binary takes it one step further into oblivion. Rah!
Review: It seems difficult to imagine anything stopping Dalek One's reign of supremacy across the more grizzly realms of dubstep, with his recent run of releases being nothing short of outstanding. He makes his return here alongside the 786 Recordings crew for a stomping selection, kicking off with the vibrant sub designs and glitchy leads of 'Echo Signal'. This is then followed up closely by the super techy bass designs and metallic percussion of 'Nobody Got My Style' which unleashes more groovy rhythmic instrumentation over the top of a lethal sub line. Finally, 'Binary' gets involved for the final showdown on 'Shackled' a grotty electronic roller, packed with gargantuan bassy flavours and minimal drum work. Fabulous!
Review: Germany's Robotmachine Records steps up with a gorgeous little collection of tracks by some new names in the game and delivers a fine lesson in electro-ridden foul-play. Das Muster's "Immaterieller Export" is a noisy, Drexciyan blaster with all guns blazing, whereas "Astral Exit" by =UHU= is a spacier, more sci-fi kind of track - a glorious mashup of electro squalls and battleship sonics. Thomas Kress gives us "Fabelhafte Welt Der Anomalie", another nasty and hard-hitting power-cut, whilst Bruno Binary's "Binary Control" takes Kraftwerk-style robotics and adds a harder edge to create yet another floor-burner.