Review: Just listen to that melody made of raw human cries on "The Beginning". If that hasn't got your spine-henched and your skin fizzing then you may need to consult a GP - the Canadian artist is on turbo innovation here. Other highlights include the classically arranged system shaker with bossman Hatcha on "Drop Switched", the faster ghetto electro of "Big Gunz", the loose-limbed machine mischief of "Going In" and the carnal tribal momentum of "Hidden". Primal yet way ahead in the future, this is one of the strongest Hatched EPs so far (which is saying something)
Review: As far as dubstep names on the come up go, there aren't many making as much impressive material as Abstrakt Sonance. After the fantastic response to their first release on dubstep legend Hatcha's imprint 'Hatched', it was only a matter of time before the found themselves ready with a follow up. This EP spans the wide breadth of what dubstep represents sonically, with the more classic, darker arrangements of 'Grave Diggers' and 'War Music' playing pivotal roles. However we also witness more exploratory sound design on the moogy roles of 'Strangers' and the intense triple reeses on '666'. We can't after all of this then forget the electronic masterpiece that is 'Delusional' which features additional production credits from Moxix and Leo Zen.
Review: Legendary dubstep innovator DJ Hatcha bangs out some new gear with this EP from the rising Dubfreq. The young bass soldier settles into these surroundings mightily well, and we're glad to hear some proper, old-school dubstep like the sort mama used to make. "Cepheus" is a fuzzy, subtly noxious little half-step banger that does, indeed, wobble but never goes to far into total oblivion - check those chords! "Last Night" is more sombre, a chilly dubstep lurker that recalls the early days of Skream and the rest of the Tempa crew. Speaking of Tempa, Hatcha himself teams up with Dubreq on "Merky", a bold, gunshot riddim with a bubbling bass, and the duo go into interstellar mode with the broken, disjointed beats and snares of the swampy "Untitled" tune. Badness.
Review: Originator mandem Hatcha returns to the studio for his first release in almost a year... Both personally and for his label Hatched. The wait, of course, has been worth it; Abstrakt Sonance's "Going In" has yet to come off dub and already Hatcha adds his own deep space VIP twist, "Bawl Out" is all about the gully funk while "I & I" strips back to bare roots. "Blessed" rolls out with a goosebumping intro and jaunty bass/rim-shot riff before we climax with another Abstrakt Sonance cameo as "Breaking & Entering" takes us deep into the sub funk tropics with really twisted FX and process. Hefty.