Review: Who says smoking stunts your growth? Look at Smoking Sessions; 10 years in the game and never been bigger. Inhabiting that fertile axis between dub, garage, electronica and dubstep, its roster features some of the most innovative names in bass music such as Djrum, Geode, Synkro. Here we hit some selected cuts from the full 14-track anniversary album. Ranging from beautiful new moments such as Geode's mystic string-melting stepper "Ishikari" to out-and-out cult label anthems such as Synkro's perennial "Don't Know" and Djrum's measured and meditative "Plead With Me", this immaculate collection represents the label's distinctive and striking remit and sets us up for the next 10 smoky years. Spark up.
Ruh (feat C Tivey - original mix) - (4:57) 142 BPM
Oblong (original mix) - (4:42) 140 BPM
Ode (feat Earl T & C Tivey - original mix) - (5:02) 140 BPM
Some Friday Flavour (original mix) - (4:32) 89 BPM
Lark Ascending (original mix) - (5:07) 140 BPM
Jade VIP (original mix) - (5:12) 140 BPM
Jade (original mix) - (5:07) 140 BPM
Phi (original mix) - (4:06) 140 BPM
Boogie Woogie (feat C Tivey - original mix) - (4:30) 130 BPM
Variations On A Theme (original mix) - (4:38) 138 BPM
Variations On A Theme (B9 remix) - (5:05) 140 BPM
Review: For this latest selection of excellence from the Deep Heads movement, we are again introduced to Geode, a producer with a serious point to prove as he unleashes twelve tracks of stunning steppers quality. From the techy drum manoeuvres of 'Oblong' to unpredictable melodies of 'Phi' and high energy rhythms of 'Lark Ascending', this release packs something for any dubstep fan! For us there are two clear standouts, the first of which comes to us through the mesmeric harmonies of 'Jade', alongside the crispy minimalism of 'Ruh', in collaboration with C Tivey. Awesome work!