Review: Following on from their epic start to the year with Pavv's vibrant '9AM' EP, the Southpoint team are back at it again, this time on a grimey vibe as they welcome Defiant in for his debut EP. The project kicks off with the eastern inspired melodies and rawcus synth tones of 'Shinobi', followed by the glitchy 8bit rolls of 'Neo-Ninjutsu' and skippy arpeggiated melodies of 'Yoshimitsu'. Finally, we round the EP up with two belters, the first being a grizzly, synth-heavy roller entitled 'Harikiri, followed by 'Yokai' alongside remnts, a monsterous collaboration, giving this one a final dash of class.
Review: We were thrilled to hear of this collaboration before it dropped on the store and we couldn't be more excited to have it lining the shelves as new school grime heavyweight: Defiant teams up with the explosive vocal presence of Rame for 'Warlord'. On a production level, it's packed with grimey energy, driven by Defiant's outstanding instrumental design and Rame's enthralling vocal performance, making this a must have for any grime selector. Simply Deep have certainly struck gold on this one
Review: We were very excited to see this one hit our shelves as long standing grime standout Dubzta joins forces with the newschool sounds of Defiant for a stacked four track EP. We begin with the rapid fire pulse & string combos of 'Vanquish' which ignites the EP from the off. Next up we have the industrialised choir harmonies and electronic madness of 'Malfunction' before landing on 'Challenger', which looks a favourite to light up dances nationwide with its skippy arrangement and powerful emotive stabs. Finally we finish up on shuffling themes of 'Shoryuken' which takes classic video game samples and lethal synthesis in combination, resulting in some seriously vibrant layering!
Review: Based in Walsall, the Chameleon Audio imprint, headed up by MoJoe and Chemist RNS, has been one of the most impressive midlands based movements in recent years. This latest compilation entitled 'Colours' sees them gather together a selection of their finest troopers, including the likes of Chemist RNS, Aranha, Triple S, Particle and more. We also some exciting debuts from the likes of Defiant and Khabs as well as stormers from S3 Dubs with 'Blur' and Sensi with 'Corvus'. For us the standout track of the whole compilation comes from grimey man of the minute Jakebob alongside fellow producer and vocalist: Rakjay entitled 'Sailor Jerry's. The pair get busy on this one as they lay down some skippy UKG flavours and electric vocal flows.