Review: Stupid fly turn out four tracks of unadulterated, sub bass driven dubstep on Dub Sauce Vol 3.
DJ SnipaZ twists bass in the throbbing "Bernard?s Watch." Kidonabike?s "Muffin Man" samples the film, Shrek amongst huge breaks, Scott B cranks up the adrenalin on "The Walk Up" before Septic Insurgent finishes things off with the warped "Betrayed."
Review: Since launching in 2010, DJ Snipaz Bassclash records has racked up quite a back catalogue of releases. Here, the dubstep/grime DJ/producer gathers together some label highlights. The original CD version of this release was mixed; this, though, presents the same cuts in DJ-friendly, unmixed form. For those with a passion for wobble-powered bass music, there's plenty to enjoy, from the cyber-skank of Vermin's "Wired" and twisted rhythms of Matta's "Chest Rocker", to the marching beats of Requake's "Lazy Ladies" and the jungle/dubstep mash-up business of JKL and Devious' bowel-destroying "Battle For The Mind".
Review: For the uninitiated, Low Voltage is the moniker given to a series of sparse, atmospheric deep dubstep releases from the Phantom Hertz label. Here, they offer a neat overview of the series to date, picking 25 of their favourites. For those seeking clandestine, subterranean thrills, it should be essential listening. Opening with the sub-heavy minimalism of Lysergene's "Hammer Fall", Best of Low Voltage flickers between stoned paranoia, spooky intensity and off-kilter bass pressure. Picking highlights is tricky - Reamz's intoxicating "Tapeworm" aside - but there's more than enough goodness to warrant further investigation.