Review: Conrad Subs is one of those heavily underrated producers that seems to consistently push out music regardless of how much attention is cast his way. He plugs away and you can tell in the maturity that emanates from his music. The creativity on 'Smash' is evidence of that, a funky, infectious bass line running perfectly through the centre of the track. 'Sayonara' is just as creative with its harsh, steppy percussive work that underpins a swinging, wonky concoction of synthy basses that wouldn't be amiss in a Souped Up or Dispatch release.
Review: The hyper prolific Conrad Subs returns to Original Key with a five track celebration of everyone's favourite strategy boardgame. "Risk" is a light-stepping vocal piece with slimline keys and a dreamy vocal from Lady D-Zire. It's a summer sizzler and it's backed by four more bruisers. Highlights include the late 90s Urban Takeover style jump-up homage "Bassline Kickin", the ravey slamboree of tubular bass and industrial strength breaks "Nothing Says The Same" and the smelly rolling opening track "All Massive". Take some risks today. We're looking forward to Conrad's "Monopoly" EP...
Review: Put this release on, close your eyes and you can almost see Boomtown: the sprawling crowds, the bucket hats and the fat stacks of speakers undoubtedly blaring out something that sounds a lot like Conrad Sub's Boombox EP. A combination of ragga jungle and harder flavours, this release epitomizes the feel-good yet moody take on music so common to this side of the scene. 'Batty Rider' rolls and rolls, with Break-esque sub-bass dives and growling sine wobbles that beautifully transform into rowdy jungle. 'Flood Out' features some more chilled out jungle atmospherics that still pack a punch, once more containing a mid-way switch into naughty breaks. The other three also all absolutely slam - sick release.
Review: Conrad Subs is rising up the ranks so rapidly, some people are using his name as rhyming slang for 'naughty dubs'. Chow down on this edition to Liondub's ever-sick "Street Series" collection and you will be too as some of his most beautiful and his most sharpest and unruly designs are on display right here. The title track "Magnify" is a gilded dreamer laced with soul but behind the vibes there's a whole cannon of gully locked and loaded. From the stripped back minimal funk and style of "Transfixed" to the absolute breakbeat bombardment of the brilliantly-titled "Splurt", highlights swing from every possible rafter.
Review: Conrad Subs' jungle number Leave Dem has been on repeat here ever since it came out on Nuusic's recent compilation, The Sound of Nuusic. So we're excited to hear him back on the label with a full-length EP and it's just as good, with a nicely spicy mix of broken and rolling sounds spread across five tracks. Title track is proper down and dirty jungle, with the old school sampling and roughshod vibes to boot, 'In Check' is more of a rolling thing and doesn't mess around, whilst on VIP duties is his Days Are Numbered - what a rework this is. Simple but powerful. Check this one out.
Review: After a sizzling string of killer EPs on other labels, the currently unstoppable Conrad Subs returns to his own Maad Ting imprint with this smoking jungle shock-out. Peppered with dubwise vocal samples, Andre The Giant-sized subs and a rolling sense of damagement that's strong enough to crush a warehouse, it's another thoroughbred shockout from the rising star. Go get your radar and lock this man down on it.
Review: With releases on STAT, Inna Rhythm and Soul Deep Digital already under his cap this year, Conrad Subs makes his debut on DJ Hybrid's Deep In The Jungle with five more rowdy workouts. "Rampin" tickles a pungent whiff of Bristol thanks to its harmonic bassline riff, "Dubrock" is all trippy drums and gunshots, "Spit Shine" takes us deep into the rave with a Binga-style jitteriness while "Let Me Go" turns us inside out with its turbo bass shots, sirens and rampant drumwork. Finally "Basic Replay" closes on a slick sick steppy fix. Easily Conrad's most comprehensive and hardest hitting collection so far.
Review: With upwards of 20 releases this year, it's been a crazy busy 2018 for rising new-gen breaksmith Conrad Subs. He's not showing any signs of slowing down either as this return to DJ Hybrid's Deep In The Jungle imprint proves... There's a wry nod to speed garage on the Rip Groove saluting "Special Request" and the 187 Lockdown referencing "Come Selecta" while elsewhere we have rapid ragga chats on "XXL", deeper sci fi funk on "Sound Killa", absolutely savage breakbeat shattery on "Lions Dub" and stone cold jungle finale "Run The Track". Pure drum craftsmanship, watch out for the sweet bluesy sample on the intro because it's the only respite Conrad's going to give you. Just the way it should be.
Review: First name Conrad, last name Subs: one of the most prolific and consistent newcomers strikes breakbeat gold once again on new northern collective Nuusic. Each cut pokes a different corner of jungle's dark underbelly; "Days Are Numbered" hums with soulful reggae sunlight a la Potential Badboy, "Rumble" is a serious party track with a brilliant use of a classic sample and darked out rolls, "2 Step Flex" taps deep into a ragga vein, "Sweet Sweet" is all about the dancehall vibes while "Footwork" closes the show with a mutoid bassline that goes through various shades of nasty from reverse wobble to crushed lecky pylon. First name Bad, last name Man.
Review: Dirt mode initiated: following his firing Deep In The Jungle EP, overtly active fast riser Conrad Subs continues to chomp into 2018 with wild rolling abandon on this debut for Dubsoul. Flexing a full dynamic spectrum, we're treated to all shades of his dark low end psyche. The rolling jungle flavours of the title track, the stripped back tribalism of "Double Deuce", the clever twostep breakbeat switch on up "Puzzle Box" and the all-out balls-out amen roughage of "Stuck To The Wall" with JOE. Stinking through and through.
Review: Not many people pump out music at the rate of knots managed by a certain Mr Conrad Subs, a highly prolific producer whose styles ranges widely all over the scene, from stuttering jungle strikes to flowing liquid lusciousness. Here he's firmly sitting down in the heavy chair, wiggling his bum and getting comfortable, as he lays out across four-tracks on Ten Ton Beats in spectacular fashion. 'Fatman' is an especially potent slice, as sharp wooden drum hits permeate throughout its wobbling, swelling bassline that packs a shedload of attitude. He also teams up with Damageman on 'Finally', a powerful weapon that makes tidy use of a cool little sample to give that extra bit of oomph to an already big drop.
Review: Conrad Subs has more than one release out this week and it's entirely different to this one, proof of his stylistic flexibility, especially considering how hard he's killed this rolling liquid two-tracker on Liquid Flows. 'Keep Holding On' stays away from the common liquid mistake of neglecting the bassline, instead its gentle yet energetic melodies sit above a wide, deep and satisfying low end. 'Tropic Thunder' also packs a big back end but also heightens the feeling of frivolity and lightness with its upbeat stabs and funky flow. Lovely.
Review: Choose Conrad Subs. Choose Deep In The Jungle. Choose a lifetime of being happy-slapped by amens and tickled in the gut by long rumbling subs the size of elephants. Choose collaborations with DJ Hybrid like the swaggering "Rinse It". Choose absolutely slamming Urban Takeover-style 96 era jump-up "Rough Beats" and skank so hard you give yourself a hernia. Choose sexy vocals like the ones on "Through My Eyes". Choose the insanely brutal slammage of "Imperial Roots" and feel like you need to take a long hot shower afterwards and still feel like you're covered in engine oil. Choose this EP and double dropping every track tune fi tune. Choose bludclart jungle. It's the ravers choice...