Deep Fields (Internal Frequency remix) - (4:16) 140 BPM
Misty Morning (original mix) - (4:59) 145 BPM
Tetrahedron (original mix) - (4:09) 143 BPM
Tetrahedron (Rednote remix) - (4:10) 142 BPM
Spacedub Engine (original mix) - (5:22) 140 BPM
Habibi (Outro) (original mix) - (4:20) 140 BPM
Quiet Storm (original mix) - (4:28) 143 BPM
Review: As always with Iron Shirt Recordings, they have brought us a serious box of weight as they welcome Dubmentalist inside for a dizzying display of dubwise delights, unleashing 15 originals, all sizzling with original flavour, ranging from the weird and wonderful to the downright disgusting, exploring a wide spectrum of dubstep influences to be enjoyed by all. From the murky backdrops of 'Blacksmith' and quirky metallic designs of 'Tetrahedron' to the high energy 4x4 slaps of 'Riddim Of 4' and crunchy LFO one-drops of 'Cyber Lovers', this is a truly masterful collection of dubstep heat. Our favourites for this one have to include the gorgeous harmonic layering of 'Deep Fields' & 'Misty Morning', alongside the apocalyptic notation and gnarly synth design of 'The Concrete Beast'. Awesome work!
Review: If there is one thing that we could never criticise about the Iron Shirt Recordings team, it's their consistency, with a bulging catalogue of original bassy slammers, they always seem to hit the nail on the head. This latest compilation plays testament to that as they unleash the fifth edition of their 'ISR' series, welcoming back a host of dubstep heavyweights, including L Nix, Roklem & Sebalo, Jaswan and more. The whole feel of the project revolves around system-ready rollers, welcoming a host of exciting newer names to the table at the same time, all of whom deliver the goods. For us, there are a few real highlights, with the clunky, clock-like drum ticks and lethal bass crunches of Basura & Dalek One's 'Pure Destruction', next to the eastern melodic flicks and grizzly synthesiser pulses of 'Ruffhouse' from JWire and the intense drum triplets of Split's 'Midnight Hour'. Another seriously beefy body of work!
Review: Iron Shirt Recordings have had some impressive drops in recent times, with this latest selection from Dubmentalist being the cherry on the cake as we are treated to fourteen fantastic tracks across the course of the album. From the tribalistic dubby tones of 'Pipeline' and 'Murdera' to the more stripped back, metallic twists of 'Monday', this album really showcases the depth of dubstep as an extended genre perfectly. We are also treated to four awesome remixes, as we see the likes of L Nix, 1147, Split and Flashball13 all join the team as they express some fantastic rethinks. Excellent stuff once again on this one from the Iron Shirt team.