Review: Data is a D&B producer to keep your eye on. Coming with an ever-promising slew of releases, here he releases his "Selected Visualizations" on Horizons, where he seems to have found somewhat of a home. Exploring the deeper and more experimental side of D&B across the album, we come across such moments as the moody bassline roller, which opens the album - "Sprawl". Later we have the sparse, ticking sounds of "Enemy Within" and the punishing "Termite". Keep on looking and every listen you will find something new. A great album here for fans of the deeper and more underground side of D&B.
Review: Horizons Music come up with another top release this month and this one comes from the man like Data. A four-track EP traversing the deeper and darker ends of the D&B spectrum, this is one all the heads should add to their music collection. Kicking off with "Sinkhole" this one is all about the rough, raw synthlines, rumbling sub bass and razor sharp beats, while "The Chronicle" goes in deep with subterranean bass, cavernous subs, cinematic SFX and plenty of murkiness. "Blindside" continues the badness with dark flavours rolling around a menacing soundscape, and then "Within The Circuit" completes the EP with hollow, clapping beats and grinding b-lines in abundance.
Review: Nice minimalistic track. It's quite progressive and builds up with quirky basslines. A bit on the darker side but that's the way we like it. Very nice. Dissent travels a similar path but has a groove you can't argue with. From the wall of sound intro to the again quite minimal main body. This will have the dancefloor effortlessly skanking and feeling very cool about it.
Review: Soul Trader are laying the groundwork for their forthcoming Year Of Soul Vol. 2 LP with this sampler, a four-tracker which hints at what is to come. Whilst Soul Trader is usually a liquid label, this EP is dark as can be, courtesy of Gerra & Stone, Data 3 and Pola & Bryson. The first of those s on remix duty for the second with 'Molly' and they've flipped it into a stretched-out display of darkness and power. Pola & Bryson have accomplished something similar with their remix of Silence Groove's 'Cheeky Growley', flipping the original into complex blend of bass notes and sharp hi-hat points. Top release, we can't wait for the full LP.