Review: A UK producer who's showing huge potential with his house/UKF hybrids right now, Corporal F's latest for Hot N Heavy lends bass music some crafty touches. There's the brilliantly oddball sampling on the house gem "I Like You", some funky garage-flecked 808 funk on "Give It All" and a proper carnival smasher in the shape of "Heat Up". Add to that the heavy tribal grind of "Jungle" and this makes for a hot release.
Review: San Francisco's Hot n Heavy Recordings mark their third birthday with a new action packed compilation, released on the symbolic date of 12/12/12. Featuring 14 fresh cuts spanning future bass, deep house and leftfield garage. Highlights include the tropical melancholia of Laney's "You Need To", the menacing minimal vibes of "Hairdresser" by Allmostt, the sparse, abstract garage of HxDB's "Spectator" and the slammin' raw, retro house of "Darlin" by D3adl1ne.
Review: Celebrating exactly a year of deep bass business, Artifice serve up their debut compilation with 10 blisteringly fresh exclusive tracks... And it's got something for everyone. Fancy a shuffle? Jump straight on Flare's chuggy Carl Craig flavoured "Digital Progression". Need a wide-tied, filo-fax hurling Janet Jackson style 80s b-boy jam? Chow down on Vern & Milla's "Bugeye". More of a sexytime, sensual type of DJ? Then get massaged by the purring velvet chords of Chris Darnoc's "Luke Jaywalker" (before getting swept off your feet by the depth-plunge bass) Want to pretend you're in London, 1999, during UKG's most influential era? Look no further than Harry Judda & James Dusk's "Hands Off". The list goes on. Something for everyone, but delivered with real consistency, Artifice are doing it right.