Lately we've witnessed well-respected dubstep imprints announce their spin-off release series. Subaltern Records is amongst those few, launching its first various artist compilation on the 20th of October 2017. Entitled as "Kaleidoscope" you can expect music from respectively Helktram, D-Operation Drop, ILL_K, Shu and Zygos on Volume 1. Interestingly quite a few new signees are being introduced to Subaltern via this four track EP, which makes us even more excited for the series' future. Briefly, this compilation of different styles and artists, attentively picked by label owner Mentha, is blending all together smoothly like a Kaleidoscope.
If you're in the market for woozy, slurring dubstep then you're in the market for Ill K... Taking the UK dungeon sound and adding more of a low-fi distorted techno twist to proceedings, he's mastered an applause-worthy level of weight and depth. Highlights include the strange squelching squeak-riff and foot-flipping riddim-switches of "Time Machine", the King Tubby style 4/4 dub thrash of "Lighter" (classic sample!) and, of course, the industrial level slouch of the title track.