Review: As far as labels go, there aren't many who have been floating around the bass music scene for as long as Future Follower Records. It seems that they have a point to prove here as they unveil an absolute goliath of a project, featuring fifty stunning original creations, packing a perfectly processed punch to round out 2019. The project as a whole finds itself landing between bass, breaks and garage, with some incredibly catchy productions involved, including Dephex's warbling 'Warfare', the super metallic shuffles inside the Bean VIP mix of 9TRANE's 'Heard Me' and the bass blasts of DubReaper's 'Ask Me'. There is something for everyone on this massive selection, giving the Future Follower camp a perfect send off to 2019.
Review: As one of the standout projects in the early days of basslines revival movement, Low Pitched have been on somewhat of a hiatus for the last 12 months, which we are extremely happy to see finishing as they unveil the first edition of their new self titled compilation project. This release sees them bring in the sounds of Fork & Knife, Ali McK & IYZ, Spookz, Sirmo, Kaizen Karnak and more, boasting a weighty UK funky influence throughout. For us, the stand outs have to include Killjoy's lethal original 'Spring Loaded', which is driven by well processed drum patterns and groovy bass instrument. We also have to shout out Bassravers for their colourful contribution in 'Dope', an infectious ball of energy from start to finish.
Review: As a consistent label project, it's hard to ignore how much work LW Recordings have been putting in over the past few months, bringing forward high quality compilation after high quality compilation. Here we see them unveil the 12th edition of their 'Sublime Breaks & Beats' series, boasting twenty five original scorchers. For us the immediate highlights have to include the super groovy chord movements and catchy bass melodies of 'Simmer Skank' from Zemon, alongside Blackboxx's smooth roller 'Closer' and Eater's punchy trap sheller 'Pop It'.
Review: There really seems to be no stopping the LW Recordings collective as they march forward with the third edition of their Leftfield Bass Selections series, this time bringing together 25 powerhouse anthems, perfect for turning any dance to a zoo. Styles range from the futuristic breakbeat themes of 'Justice' from Paket, to the more relaxed 4x4 UKG rhythms of 'No One Gives A' from Flawless Order & G 'Baffled' Smoove. For us the immediate standouts from this one have to include Devil Dragon Tatoo's tech funky hybrid in 'Shaman', Brick Top's abstract riddim smasher in 'Prometheus' and of course Deep Impact's potent rework of 'Hot Ting', originally put together by Lady Waks & Mutantbreakz alongside MC Steppa Style.
Review: As one of the most prominent labels in the UK Bass scene, In:Flux Audio have consistently delivered banging release after banging release, and the most recent edition of their 'Get Fluxed' compilation series shows they have no intention of stopping this trend. They bring some of their classic roster into the field of play as Pavv, Tengu, Zemon and Fiyahman all make return appearances. For us however the highlights lay in Hamdi's super groovy 'Zing Zoom Zoom', which channels vibrant bass instrumentation with super punchy drum riffs. Another instant favourite would have to be the speed garage inspired arrangement of 'Trigga Finga' from bassline high flyer Sekt-87 and In:Flux founders Tik&Borrow.