Review: As is the case with a majority of artists and record labels based in the creative minefield that is Bristol, Instigate Recordings releases music which is rich in understanding, substance and soul. Since its conception in 2014 the imprints focus has been "heavy basslines and hard hitting beats whilst maintaining emphasis on atmosphere and depth". 'Vanished' has a haunted feel with spooky organs and brew like gurgles, everything is slightly off beat and set at an odd pitch making it a very interesting listen. 'Lithium' is a bouncing stepper and although laced with a subtle dark undercurrent it's collection of high pitch chink and cartoony beats bring a fun flash of light. Like the rest of the EP 'Twisted' is dark and brooding wrapping you in a server sense of unease and paranoia the Koma remix is more robotic and dystopian.
Review: We want to start off by acknowledging just how heavyweight a combination this as the combined styles of Glume & Phossa touch down on the incredibly consistent Encrypted Audio for three more incredible creations, kicking off with crunchy drum curls and gnarly bass drives of 'Bat Country'. Following this, we start to explore further into the more melodic side of the duo as 'Yucatan' arrives with a bag of incredible tight drum processing and haunting atmospheric design, before 'Apogee' provides us with a more introspective original, led by shimmering chord expressions and spooky melodic structures. They just keep getting better and better!
Review: Now, following on from their previous link up on the illustrious White Peach imprint, we are thrilled to see a secondary collaboration project between Bristol's own Glume & Phossa, two of the most creative faces in the dubstep scene at this moment in time. We kick off with the stunning chime sweeps skippy kicks of the title track 'IMHK', before diving into Glume's solo creation 'Shriek', which packs some serious dungeon weight. Phossa then continues on the spooky vibe with his original 'Deathly Stare', before the pair combine their powers for a second time across the incredible melodic structures and arpeggiated melodies of 'Luko', rounding off another incredible body of work from the pair.