Review: Having previous collaborated with Youngsta (both individually and his and Truth's Shadow Project), Cimm makes his official Artikal debut with an ice cold 85BPM strutter. Lean elements, each one crisper than a frosty night at the cracker factory, fuse to create a spacious space-age funk groove that's sprinkled with a woozy but pristine triplet cascade and a melodic fluidity that really comes into its own after the breakdown. The vibe might be frozen but Cimm is just warming up.
Review: For us, this is without a doubt one of the hardest 140 two track drops we have seen on the platform this year as the team at Sentry unveil an eastern inspired work of brilliance from North London's Cimm. We kick off with Eagle Eye, which takes vibrant, organic eastern style string melodies and layers them demonically with gritty bass notation with incredible affect. We are also gifted 'Old Scratch', which switches the motive to a more dubwise arrangement, without losing that eastern melodic tint. This one brings out more typical dub elements such as super wavy delayed chord progressions, lazers and crunchy drum creations.
Review: It's been a fantastic 2019 for dubstep, as we have seen the newer breed of artists become seriously established and flourish. We see one of those flourishing artists here, as Cimm steps out on Artikal music with three absolute heaters, kicking off with the long awaited percussive switches and glittering plucks of 'Godsmack'. This is then followed by this bubblin synths and lethal reesey extensions of 'Stonebridge', which leads into the more unusual rhythmic persuasions and expansive LFO movements of 'Wolf Council', rounding off this project nicely.
Review: When we heard the news that Cimm had an album on the way, we could barely contain our excitement. When we then learnt it was to be featured on Sentry, our expectations tripled, and boy does Cimm deliver! The project takes the name 'Unknown Caller!!' and is a perfect embodiment of what today's deep dubstep scene represents, from the irresistible sub pressures of 'The Corner' alongside Rider Shafique to eastern-dub hybrids of 'Blue Sapphire' and lower tempo bass quakes of 'I Am Jack Travis'. The collaborations are fruitful on this one, as Cimm also invites Youngsta, Mr K, SGT Pokes, Riko Dan and Animai to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the strongest dubstep projects of the year.
Review: First he links us up, now LX One is spinning us out and darking us up on the second outing for exciting new label Vantage. As you'd expect, it's a broad vista as LX One rolls out more soundscapes from his viewpoint. "Get Head Spun", a collaboration with man-of-the-moment Cimm, lives up to its title; swampy and just on the right side of savage, rather than going for the jugular it tickles before it slaps you with toxic bassweight. "Darker Ground" also boasts a fitting moniker as we're body slammed with symphonic stabs, trippy textures and stark moments of chilling minimalism. Serious dancefloor advantage.
Review: Sentry Records has put together some serious releases over the last few years, showcasing the latest and greatest in dubstep and its surrounding genres. We are therefore introduced to and absolutely storming compilation here as we reel off bangers from the likes of dubstep legends such as Caspa, Truth, Sukh Knight, Youngsta and more. For us, the highlights of this incredible compilation are quite clear, kicking off with the stunning production of 'Judas' from Nomine, who brings forward his uniquely metallic sound design on mass. Another absolute heater we couldn't forget is the spooky yet satisfying 'Crocodile' from Dayzero, packed with wicked drum flavours and haunted overtones.