Review: We are very excited to see the guys at In:flux make a very potent return to their release schedule with this one as they employ the talents of Fork & Knife, an artist who is continuing to impress upon every drop he lands with. We kick this one off with a look at the industrial drumwork and pulsating bass tones of the title track 'Acid Pan', before landing on the super creative rhythmic twists and eski style synths of 'Goblin Choir' and downright grimey carnage of 'Tombstone'. On remix duty, we see Dunman step forward for an extremely vibrant dubstep rethink of 'Acid Pan', with label founders Tik&Borrow working their steppers magic on 'Tombstone'. Tasty stuff all around!
Review: As one of the primary recording outlets for the well respected Slime Recordings team, Downplay have been on a fantastic roll of late, topping it all off with this latest offering from Fork & Knife. As a producer, Fork & Knife is extremely versatile, but often sits in the space between grime, funky and garage, a perfect way to describe the title track for this one which goes by the name of 'Risky Business'. Following this we fall into the more glitchy drum rhythms and colourful percussive patterns of 'Porsche 928', before we finish up with the smoothened out more subby 'Won't Mix' of 'Risky Business'. Very tasty stuff indeed on this one!
Review: The Raw Tactics discography has always been an impressive one, and the catalogue has just been improved again with the release of this brand new new three track project from Fork & Knife. Here we have been treated to a sumptuous slice of techno intertwined with bass themes, as the title track combines glitched out arpeggios with rolling drum work and distorted 808 subs, resulting in a really groovy overall composition. On the flip side we are then treated to some more creative energy with 'Canyon'. This is a grimey stinger, incorporating beautiful organic woodwind motifs with scattered drum punches, lively bird sounds and explosive horn stabs, for a really well thought out arrangement. This is definitely an EP with a wide range of sounds, perfect for numerous DJ's to slide into the mix.
Review: Fork & Knife always seem to provide us with the freshest, most exploratory bass sounds available, but they really come into their own every time they go anywhere near the In:Flux Audio label. These are 4 powerful bass bruisers, ear-shattering and self-destructive at every turn; "Good Morning", "Logan" and "'Sneak" all blast out some pretty ridiculous levels of wobble on us, pushing the limits of what is deemed acceptable in a club. And we love that kind of gear. Bless up, In:Flux!
Review: The Raw Tactics discography has always been an impressive one, and the catalogue has just been improved again with the release of this brand new new three track project from Fork & Knife. A funky hybrid theme runs throughout the project as we kick off with 'Bring Your Crew', a percussive masterpiece, weaving with rhythmic prowess as colourful percussive blips and slaps run riot providing the lead melody. On the flip side we have the soca inspired drum compositions of 'Like This', bringing the full samba into play whilst poignant sub pressure lurks below. On remix duty, Common Underground steps up with his futuristic refurb of 'Bring Your Crew', bringing mellowed lofi synths to the front without dissipating any of the energy of the original.
Review: It's been a long time coming, but we are very excited to now see the 1Forty imprint dropping their releases through Juno, with this latest compilation project being the latest, showcasing just how strong they have become as a musical imprint and brand. They here return to their grimey, 140BPM roots with four absolute heaters, kicking off with a high energy, war-ready combination between the legendary Killa P and rapidly rising Fork And Knife. Next up, NothingNice arrives on production duty with more heavyweight flavours, over which Dizzle Kid & Killa P provide the vocal artillery before 9TRANE teams up with Fork And Knife for a monstrous 4x4 roller, dripping in OG grime energy. Finally, Hayz takes old school to an entirely new level as he employs super nostalgic synths and melodies over minimal, authentic drum patterns on 'High Top', to put the finishing touches on an awesome selection!
Review: The guys at In:Flux really do deserve a lot of credit for their tireless contributions to the UK bass scene over the last few months, having made themselves one of the most prominent Northern imprints within the wide span of the genre. We are here to celebrate and enjoy this compilation celebrating five years of activity from the label. They pull out all the stocks for sure, inviting the likes of Brent Kilner, Pavv, Pelikann, Dr Oscillator, J69 and more to join in the party, with our specific highlights coming from Tik&Borrow themselves, the leading forces behind the project. We look forward to many more years of the In:Flux wave continuing to run!