Review: London-based producer East End Dubs is wildly popular, thanks in no small part to a self-released series of digital-only singles that joined that dots between dubby, late night murkiness, contemporary deep house, and bowel-bothering, bass-heavy house. Here he graduates to Metroline, delivering a four-track EP of hazy, late night chuggers and sparse, eyes-closed tackle. "Argo", featuring a spoken French vocal, delays aplenty and atmosphere for days, is probably the highlight, though Snilloc's fluid remix of "Summa Dis" - all twinkling blues piano, hissing cymbals and intoxicating after-party rhythms - pushes it close. Low-key bonus cut "Hoxton" is also worth a listen, if only for its clandestine simplicity.
Review: East End Dubs is one of the true heroes of the minimal techno underground, taking the best of classic UK tech house and the burgeoning sounds of 'Rominimal' as heard on his respected Eastenderz and Social vinyl only imprints. You can certainly count us surprised then that his latest offering come via Jamie Jones' Hottrax, but rest assured he hasn't compromised on his sound at all. Matter of fact, he sounds right at home. He debuts with a full release featuring three cuts on 'Rhythm 494', featuring the tough rolling and functional 303 jack of "Acid Roll", the heads-down hypnotic swing action of "Black Light" or the trippy shenanigans of the title track which is perfect tackle for that Fuse London afterhours session.
Review: Judging by his bulging gig calendar and the frenzied hype surrounding his Soundcloud profile, Londoner East End Dubs is on the fast track to cocaine house success. His style - deep, hypnotic and curiously wonky - is clearly in-step with the likes of Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones and Maceo Plex, without exactly sounding like any of them. This latest EP for Act Natural contains numerous reasons to be cheerful, not least the snaking late night hypnotism of "Charlie Foxtrot". More suited to peaktime plays is the bubbling "She Loves It", all zippy beats, fluid grooves and muted vocal samples.