Review: If this is what arrives in Tresor's inbox, then they are luckier than most labels. With a focus on tough techno, Demo Tracks 2 showcases some fine new talent. Acronym's "Nabu" is a dark rolling affair, its detailed textures creating a hypnotic cavernous sound. JC's "Chenox" is more direct, with rough, distorted drums fused with a slamming, grainy rhythm primed for the peak time. Neither can compare to Zadig's "Panic". The tempo is far higher, the rhythm more stripped back and visceral, and the arrangement filled with the kind of ferocious percussive bursts that would singe your hair if you stood too close to the speakers.
Review: As far as international bass imprints go, it's safe to say that Night Bass are one of the teams really leading the way in 4x4 music, with this latest drop from Lowdown being yet another fantastic example of their consistency and cunning. We begin by taking in the shuffling drum punches and industrial bass drones of 'Eastside' which set us off in style with an overall haunted vibe. Next, SLATIN gets involved as he joins forces for the high energy house-like drum designs of 'Pro Wrestler'. Next, the title track 'Ghetto Poetry' delivers another sizzling piece of bass-heavy succulence, before 'Go' welcomes both Qlank & JC Stormz inside for an unpredictable, percussion-lead stonker, perfect for festival season whenever that may next be!