Review: A sweeping, crackling intro full of anticipation, beautifully enunciated beats and glitchy gurgles eases us into "Zebra's Crossing". A gorgeous murmuring bassline calls the shots from below in the slightly perturbing sketchy soundscape, in which downtempo, almost trance like atmospherics dominate in the distance. Up next, "Night Life" is a further existential exploration with a minimalist Perez/Rockwell style sensibility, with a deep, menacing b-line and glitched up beats shuffling round another in pared down glory. A nice release on the Dutch label.
Blue Motion & Amplitude - "Everything Is Nothing" - (6:26)
Blue Motion & Keosz - "Drowned In Stars" - (6:44)
Blue Motion - "Catch A Falling Star" - (5:14)
Blue Motion & Keosz - "Drowned In Stars" (VIP) - (5:18)
Review: Ever tried to kiss a star? NOT recommended. It'll take you millions of light years to get to the one you really fancy, and by the time you get there, they'll already be dead. Sad, eh? Well cheer yourself with this selection of deep, dreamy D&B compositions. Preparing for his album, the label boss has teamed up with various peers for four widescreen audio adventures. "Everything Is Nothing" is an Autonomic halfstep number with all manner of lacy winks and twinkles. "Drowned In Stars" develops the groove with an insatiable clicky riddim and sexy breathy vocal. "Catch A Falling Star" shoots us into hyperspace with serious levels of trancey charm while the "Drowned In Stars VIP" manages to combine classic dub ambience with tripped out jungle amens. Amen to that!
Review: Denver label Plush Recordings proudly present a decidedly plump retrospective of their output from the past two years. Across the count'em 36 tracks some familiar names are naturally present displaying the various slants on the Plush output - be it gloriously liquid funk or half step hip hop embellishments to more atmospheric strands of the drum and bass. Commencing in style with the jazzy textures of Contract Killers, the subsequent and exhaustive selection contains highlights almost too numerous to pick out and thus our best advice is to let you dig in and find your own favourites!