Paradox Effects - "Cross Over Bridges" - (6:53) 57 BPM
Not Guilty - "Duality" - (5:09) 174 BPM
Review: Soundia & Plastiks' Blackhill Production imprint has been steadily sculpting a stark sound and MO for nearly six years, consistently excavating deep, restrained and futuristic constructions. Home to a rising new breed of acts such as Larigold, Not Guilty and Joakuim, they run a seriously tight game and this new V/A collection is proof. Highlights include the pure bass elasticity on Inertia's "Sun Rize", Kjubi's sweeping grumbles and flighty breaks on "Stitches", the deep space soul and subtle triumph of Larigold's "Born Ready" and the continuum-ripping grit of Not Guilty's finale "Duality". And that's not even the half of it.
Review: What a release this is. Coming from the vaults of Break, it's unsurprising that Symmetry's summer compilation has turned out to be such a standout collection of tracks, I mean just look at that tracklist: Lenzman, LSB, Break and more. Break's 'I Need You' has been doing the rounds in mixes and sets for a little while now and it's great to see it released, the simplicity of the sample and structure is shows that less can often be more and Break is the king of finding that balance. Lenzman's remix of Ill Truth's In My Soul is a well-made rework of an already fantastic original, its revamped drums injecting the Amsterdam flavour. Again, simple is best and this release proves that.