Review: It's no secret that Bristol's Dephex likes his tunes dark and his Somerset pal Gribzy ain't much far behind with that either. Now they've hooked up for the epic monster EP, Get On Your Feet. First up is the title track, a collaboration no less, that sees the two production talents create a sinister shuffle, with dark alleyway bass gurgles and scattershot beats. Elsewhere Dephex delivers the gnawing low-end pulsator, "No Swing" and Gribzy supplies the haunted RnB synth jam "Run For Cover". Finally Digital Pilgrimz deliver a totally lit warped garage rework of the latter. Dope.
Review: It's been a year since Slime's second instalment of their leading compilation Future Sound Of Garage series. Now the follow-up has finally arrived boasting 28 examples of what they to be consider music of the future. There are too many to name, but highlights include the ethereal and sensual future-step opener "Return" by Monoblue, the seductive, delicate chimes of the shimmering "Ever Feel" by Just Breathe, the sparse and raw 2-step of Pavv's "Let It Go" and even the uber commercial Ibiza-friendly anthem "Stone" by Project X is a (guilty) pleasure.
Review: As far as labels go, there aren't many who have been floating around the bass music scene for as long as Future Follower Records. It seems that they have a point to prove here as they unveil an absolute goliath of a project, featuring fifty stunning original creations, packing a perfectly processed punch to round out 2019. The project as a whole finds itself landing between bass, breaks and garage, with some incredibly catchy productions involved, including Dephex's warbling 'Warfare', the super metallic shuffles inside the Bean VIP mix of 9TRANE's 'Heard Me' and the bass blasts of DubReaper's 'Ask Me'. There is something for everyone on this massive selection, giving the Future Follower camp a perfect send off to 2019.