Review: Premier neurofunk connoisseur - Dubape - is back on Mainframe with one of his most audacious, ferocious and diverse offerings to date. His production talent is equally apparent this time around, laid out on 'Parameter' with a precision befitting the instrumental's sharp, biting quality. 'Fungus' is probably the most downright dirty of the bunch, with thunderous atmospherics and a punishing, pulsating back end that ricochets about the range. Dubape shows he can make minimal with the best of them on 'Mantra', which makes up for its overt devastation with subtle sub bass wobbles and energetic fluidity. Another stellar release from the Austrian crew.
Review: The sheer amount of quality dubstep we have been receiving in the store is so pleasing to see, with producers pulling out new tricks every week to keep the genre as fresh and vibrant as it has ever been. We begin this project from Dubape with a peek into 'Trapped', a phenomenal piece of steppers production, laced with irresistible eastern string work. Next the rawcus horn roars of 'Gargoyle' step into the driving seat, followed by 'Burn' alongside Hiloxam, an alien-like roller, housing some very cool sounds indeed. We then finish up the project with the syncopated hat rhythms and choppy synth work of 'Virus' with Scooped, rounding things of in good fashion.
Review: Right about now we are absolutely thrilled to be jumping into a brand new box of dubstep delights, as the Surfase imprint bring forth this crazy compositional collection from Dubape. We Begin our trek with the enlightening title track 'Attention Span', which weaves subtle dubwise grooves with tense atmospheric meanderings. Next, the eastern inspired latherings of 'MT' and the swampish LFO lead lines of '12' are set loose amongst the tracklisting. Finally, the EP rounds off with a bang as the reckless rolling drum reels of 'Awake' usher forth beneath a bed of soulful horn harmonies and twisting melodies, bringing a refreshing switch up the whole project.
Review: It has to be said that the consistency of Boka is something quite phenomenal to take in and witness, with this latest outing from the deadly duo of RDG and Dubape being a perfect example of that. We kick off with the title track 'Storm', which through amazonian atmospherics, gnarly basslines and subtly eastern string plucks kicks us off with some serious flare. Next, the spacey synthesizer moves of 'Drift' add something very different, before 'Brok Out' darkens the vibe with raucous bass movement and satanic vocal delays. Finally, the scattered drum expressions and pounding 808 subs of the speedy 'Decoy' round off the originals, with RSD's old school wobbler of a 'Brok Out' remix adds the final touches to a wicked selection.
Review: It appears that Boka are back at it again as they bring together two veteran names in RDG & Dubape for a thrilling new original by the name of 'Drift'. From the off we can tell we are in for a good time, as cascading waves of vibrant delay structures and choppy drumwork are woven together above a combination of pulsating sub tones and haunting woodwind action. As a piece of soundscaping, it's a stunning creation, maybe not one for the ravers as much, but most certainly one for the listeners!