Review: Dubstep has arguably never been in a more consistently top quality position, with nearly every release boasting incredible levels of both innovation and bass-driven mastery, a theme into which Infernal Sounds most certainly deliver with Bukkha's brand new 'Badda Dan Dem' selection. We kick off with Killa P's highly impactful vocal feature on the title track, slapping the mix to pieces with a well processed vocal line, followed by Blackout JA's more dancehall influenced toasting over 'Rise Of The Beast', a seriously weighty dubwise sound for the system. Finally, we round off this selection of three collaborations with Gaze Ill joining the party on 'Stems Dub', another swampy design, pushed forward by it's distorted flute lines and shimmering percussive inputs, putting the final touches on yet another top quality selection!
Review: Next up from Joe Nice's legendary Gourmet Beats imprint, the steppers vibes remain strong as Bukkha arrives on the scene packing a scorching new original. As a composition 'Sekkle Tune' is a track designed to push any system to the maximum, boasting a pulsating sub-line combined with minimal drum arrangements and froggy delay inputs, shaking any room to pieces. We also get gifted a fabulous remix addition, as RDG makes an appearance, reworking the track into a less subtle stomper, packed with dizzying delay spikes and the occasional tooting horn.
Review: Straight out of Kingston, Jamaica, Moonshine Recordings team up with the unstoppable force of Bukkha for a melodic masterpiece of an EP. Featuring multiple original vocal performances, this EP entitled 'Unity' sees Bukkha delve deep into his dub roots, especially with the vibrancy of the first track 'Unite' featuring Clinton Sly. The combination of dub-style drum arrangement and airy woodwind melodies on this and 'A Burial' featuring Don Fe makes for very enjoyable listening. The stripped back dub-reggae stylings of 'Peacemaker' alongside Blind Prophet and the murky drum and bass switch ups of 'Dark Future' round the EP off perfectly. This is another fantastic look at dub music from a different angle, a scenario that Moonshine Recordings have become synonymous with in recent times!
Review: We here see yet another fantastic offering from the Foundation Audio camp, who seem to have an incredible level of consistency of late, as they invite DTR in for another scrumptious three tracker. The title track on this one goes by the name of 'First Rhythm' and is an instant winner for us here at Juno, looking into stunning soundscaping and chord progressions, followed by the incredible dubwise horns and vocal slicings of 'Between The Lions'. We then welcome in a fantastic addition on remix duty as the ever-dependable dubstyle sounds of Akcept are brought in on remix duty for 'Walls Of Babylon', and oh does he not disappoint!
Review: As ever with the Moonshine Recordings crew, we are in for a serious treat with their latest drop as they welcome in Parly B for three tracks of pure fire, alongside some exquisite dubwise collaborations. We begin our dive into this one with the slow marching drums and reggae-style chord syncopations of 'Heart Clean', alongside Mystic Pulse, before moving swiftly into digi-dub delights of ;The Program', this time employing the high tempo production talents of Bukkha and Dubbing Sun. Bukkha also gets involved on the final track 'Come Ya', a dancehall inspired electronic roller, driven by it's nostalgic drum sounds and Parly B's impactful toasted vocals!
Review: Now as a label; we have been absolutely loving what the Moonshine team have been putting forward recently, constantly expanding the realms of modern dub music with some incredible results. This latest masterclass from Tubby Isiah is a testament to that as he rolls out 10 new dubwise scorchers, overspilling with system-ready subs and delicious spacey drum arrangements. There really is something for everyone on this one, from the hypnotic delays and brushing drums of 'Silverback' alongside Versa, to the traditional horn reverbs of 'Only Me' and almost dubstep style rhythmic approach of 'Do It Jah'. We also think the collaboration with Bukkha entitled 'Hold On Driver' is nothing short of outstanding, combining long spacy breakdowns with glistening instrumentation to create something truly special.
Review: Gather round, Moonshine Recordings presents a third chapter in their 'meets' series that turns its focus toward select vocalists from the UK sound system scene. Up next is Bristol OG and Young Echo member Rider Shafique, introduced to Moonshine Recordings following sessions with Parly B and Mowty Mahlyka. With riddims and versions built by the Moonshine family - Baodub, Bukkha, Dubbing Sun, Inner Echo and newcomer Joyful Lion- Shafique's vocals have been sweetened by master at the controls, Sam Binga. Coming through most soulful and acoustic on "March Out", find urban chase themes and sequences in "Horns Of Glory", splashy space echoes and rainy vibes in "Dubbing Out Of Babylon" to the killer snares and walking keys of "Natives Dub".