Los Angeles' Introspekt is Resident DJ at B-side LA and presents he latest session in bass therapy for Croydon's Dubtribu. "Jungle Stomp" starts out with some soothing and melancholic deep house chords but then that junglist style dub bass drops in spectacular fashion, backed by delayed snares. "East Wind" has a similar vibe, not so much for the dancefloor, more blunted style drifting with its mysterious pads entrancing you while the bass does the rest. "Return To Johto" sees Introspekt get more energetic with a more fierce beat and rushing synth melodies and "Ancient Relic" rolls pretty damn deep too. This is the darkside of the dub, explore at your own peril.
US label Gourmet Beats never strays too close to any one genre, but it's safe to say that it specialises in experimenting with the lower end of hertz scale. They've got an exciting selection of new talent growing by the day, and this latest collaborative EP makes for a certified bass tip this week! Mesck's "BadFuture" is all about that bass drop, Subtle Mind puts in a fine performance, but out favourite of these has to be the more swamped gunshot riddim called "Secrets" by Introspekt. Oxossi's "Malevolent" ain't exactly a tune to be overlooked, however, and that flurry of bass is getting our own heads nodding up and down here at Juno HQ.