Review: Oh boy.. Three of modern bass music's finest players collide for the first in a series of collaborative long players on Deep Medi. The results - as you'd expect just reading the line-up - speak for themselves. Every artist's signatures is coded deep into the collection; Kahn's unpredictability and robustness, Commodo's grit and funk and Gantz often unfathomable depths and eastern twangs are all present as we wriggle and writhe to the detuned harmonies of "Crystal Collect", get twisted on the tripped out drum dynamic of "Kibosh" and lose ourselves in the spacious jazz-minded drums of "Unmistakeable". Truly unique.
Review: When a new Deep Medi release hits the store, it's become standard procedure to become fuelled with excitement, it's only natural right? This time we see the ever creative sounds of Gantz return with a super experimental four tracker. We kick off with the illuminatory journey that is 'Fugazi' which features a trip-like musical experience, with hallucinogenic themes running wild alongside 'Elif Dikec'. Next we hear the the electronic masterpiece of 'Shivy' which features guest vocals from 'DedW8'. This is followed by 'Dying On Acid' which returns to the trippy themes with what seems like a whirlwind of sound design. The EP is then wrapped up perfectly with another guest vocal, this time from Rider Shafique who delivers a phenomenal piece of spoken word over 'Sharkeyes'.
Review: Turkish producer Gantz has been steadily earning his stripes on Black Box and Innamind, but now he makes a return to Deep Medi Musik with one of his most daring offerings to date. "Pseudooo" heads straight out into the kind of uncharted territory you might expect to find Ras G and Afrikan Sciences chilling in, without sounding quite like either of those artists. The title track meanwhile heads into a more low slung hip hop refrain that bleeds wonderfully around the edges, while Rider Shafique lends his dextrous flows to "Rockstar" with sizzling results. "Supreme A" rounds the EP off with a more introspective mood built around delicate string hits looping with erratic abandon.
Review: Deep Medi's Turkish mastermind makes a comeback on the Innamind imprint with a pounding, raucous bundle of hefty kick-snares. It's the kind of tune that gets people into an utter state in the dancehall, and one which you'd imagine Mala dishing out. His remix of Lurka's "Refresher" is equally as piercing and doubly nasty. Highly recommended!
Review: Now a firm feature on some of the most respected dubstep imprints going, Gantz has bubbled up to be a serious future bass prospect. Here we find him at his most minimal and masterful; "Stayer" teases with the concept of space as a sparse breakdown builds to a subtle but crafty drop that's littered with tripped out reverb and alluring hand drum tickles. "Lyrical Trick", meanwhile, is a thundering percussion workout with acid squiggles, bass depth charges and a droning pad that warps in the backdrop, adding a wealth of texture and urgency.
Review: Slow baked in lashings of hype and hearsay since 2013, Gantz and Commodo's remixes have long since been sought after since Commodo premiered them over two years ago. "Free Focus" gets the trippy percussive treatment from Commodo with purring block strikes and wiley wonks on the lead tones while "Buckwild" contains drum arrangements with time signatures that will perplex as much as appeal. To put the importance of this release in perspective, the vinyl releases were already fetching over L30 within a week of release.
Review: Tribe 12's label boss gets all mystical as we head deeper and deeper into the dub swamp. Leading from the off, the title track is a crisp groove that harnesses the power of bongos with candour and funk. Dark, but not deadly, it's a dancer rather than a nodder. "Tundra" meanwhile is an insanely tribal homage with drums hypnotically hammering a texture onto your brain and beyond, it's strictly for those deep, late night shamanic sessions we know you love to have. "Tsavo" is more your trad dubstep with a clock-strike half step and zoned out bass trippiness. A collabo with Gantz - "Spontanious" - is darker and slower again. Oozing out like the intro to an 80s video nasty, it's drama time!