Review: Holy underwear, this is a huge release. Having impressed globally with his UK bass sounds for Soul Jazz, Passenger and Trouble & Bass, Baobinga gets collaborative for this new full-length set of partnerships with the likes of Xxxy, ID, Gemmy, Guido, Mensah and many more. Immediate highlights include Baobinga's own remix of Roska's remix of "Tongue Rhythm" - hard to follow we grant you, but trust us, it bangs heavily - as well as "Wang It" (made with ID) and "Bumba", the Guido hook-up which sees the Bristol pair take things to the next level with heart-stoppingly precise production and a sleazy groove. A real standout from 'Binga and co, and a highly recommended listen.
Review: It's been a long time between drinks for Kamal Joory, whose last album under his Geiom alias dropped way back in 2007. It's no surprise, then, that Black Screen sees him shift his attention from experimental dubstep and post-dubstep fusions, to a wide-ranging electronic sound that takes him in a multitude of directions. Musically, it's album born out of a love of invention. At times, there's so much going on that it's hard to keep up. That's not a criticism, though; if anything, it makes for much more enjoyable listening. There are skittish IDM rhythms, acid-flecked garage-dubstep fusions, calming ambient interludes, juke-influenced beat science, jazz-step electronica mash-ups and loads more besides. Oh, and electro-calypso. Recommended.
Review: If you're after some sizzling dancefloor bombs with a heavy bias on the bass then you've got two killer options right here. "2-4-6" is a super-synthetic slice of UKF, full of bleepy bass notes, dubby vox and stuttering keyboards. On the digital flipside, Desto, clocks in with a moody and slower tropical grinder that's full of tensions and midnight madness.
Review: As Tumble Audio make their return to their more normalized release schedule, they make a real effort to bring two of the original Tumble roster, as we see the dynamic duo of Sergic & Lyka link up across four tracks of heavyweight bass flavour. We begin with the title track 'Hacker', an industrial flex of pulsating bass oscillations and stripped back drum work, before Hizatron sends the track off for a moog-heavy makeover. Next up, Sergic and Lyka land their own space age remix of Hizatron's 'STD's', before rounding off with another tasty refit, this time seeing Geiom flipping 'Magnesia' into a square-heavy grimey rumble. Lovely work from all involved.