Review: Kyoto representing: after almost a decade in the dub game Kwaioto bossman Cam Lasky unleashes his most ambitious project to date Occulted City. As you'd expect from one of the most consistent bass labels to emerge from the east, it's a rich tapestry of rolling percussion, molten tones and textures and dynamics. Highlights include the iron foundry clangs and low end bangs of "Embodiment", the grime flare and fury of "Firestarter", the woozy graveyard semantics of "Quiet Obsession" and the timpani teases of "Enchantress". Fantastical fire.
Review: Serial compilationists LW dive deep into the crucial wave of new dubstep happening right now with this walloping 25 track dubstep compendium. Celebrating all shades and styles across the freshly energised genre, highlights include the trappy edge of LexXxare's "Unknown Gun", DJ Cron's EDM-laced big drop slammer "Fly Up", the eerie mysticism and haunted vocal cries of Muhla's "Sultunate" and the poignant vocal weeps and washes of LTSG's truly unique "Bad Habits". And that's just the tip of the 140 iceberg. Weapon up!