Review: Naughty enough to make you have daddy issues, Froidy follows up appearances on Invicta and DnB Allstars Vas with his debut EP and, as he dutifully hints with the title, he's well and truly brought it. The title track features a Ragga Twins sample over a tense dancefloor bassline while the rest of the EP gets progressively darker and heavier; 'Diickhead' is a whole maze of bass flavours and textures tightly woven over rattling beats, 'Give It Up' counters a dreamy, almost trance-like breakdown with a series of killer depth plunge basslines while 'Mad Shots' closes the EP on a mean and meaty one thanks to some well sculpted bass drones. Don't slip on these Froidy ones.
Review: It's time to really dial it back to the old school as the legendary Project Allout here return to give us a dose of nostalgic bliss, as Froidy arrives on the scene with a back of 4x4 niche bangers. We kick this one off with a look at the lively title track 'Wub Ting', an original that combines carnival chords with wild wailing wobbles to bring life to any party. The high energy vibes continue into the catchy vocal slices of 'See Things Clear', along with the high, whining synth patterns of 'In My Lyf'. Finally, we finish our delvings into this project with a look at 'High Grade', a straight scatty screamer, combining rapid fire LFO machine gun fire with classic bassline drum work to round this one off in good spirits.
Review: It's that time we look forward to so much again as Project Allout return again with another fantastic package, this time dipping and delving into the familiar realms of speed garage and bassline with three tracks of pure vibes from Froidy. The title track '2 High' is a super energetic piece of bass music, drawing from niche-inspired sound design and incredibly skippy drum patterns, followed by the smooth vocal tones and twisted bass synths of 'Things You Need'. We finish the project up with a look at Froidy's 'Tomorrow' remix, another niche driven spectacle and one we feel would rip the dance to shreds for certain.
Review: Over the years, there are genuinely very few labels that have been able to amass as impressive a catalogue as Project Allout, a label that continue to unleash bass and grime music at the highest level as me move into 2020. This latest compilation release takes the title 'Keep It PAR, Volume 2', and is a terrific showcase of the different styles on offer within the imprint, including music from PAR allstars such as Dubzta, Moony, Dutty Tingz, Daze Prism, JT, Killjoy, Palize and more. For us, there are two clear highlights, with the super groovy twists of 'Baby Boy' from Venz being the first, followed by the smooth garage flavours of 'I Dont Know' from Lushen.
Review: When we look back over both the roster and discography that we have seen the team at PAR assemble over the years, it is very difficult to not be incredibly impressed, with back catalogue boasting arguably one of the strongest selections in UK bass music. We here see them set out on another goliath conquest as they present their ninth birthday release 'PAR IS 9'. This project features a host of exciting guests, from heavyweight veterans such as Garna, DeadbeatUK and Moony, to more new school hard hitters such as S3 Dubs, Daze Prism and more. Highlights for us include Dubzta's grimey sheller 'Side Effect' and the madness of Sekt 87's skippy belter in 'Surge & Rush'.
Review: It appears that Skillzy's now infamous PAR label is at it again, gathering and arranging an absolutely monstrous compilation here, featuring heavyweight riddims from some of the coldest names currently working across the grime and bass sphere. We see exciting returns for label favourites such as Juzlo, Dubzta, Daze Prism, Killjoy and more, who have all previously featured heavily on PAR. This compilation offers something for everyone, from the sharpened, evil grime chops of Garna's 'Peroni', to the UKG prowess and skippy rhythmic bliss of 'Kobe JT's most recent PAR appearance with 'Selecta'.