Review: Bristol groove bandit Kontrast makes his debut on Soul Deep with two divine soul workouts. "The Jazz Cafe" embodies its name in style. Precision-paced, Rhodes-warmed and rattling with lavish loose drums, it's a timeless funk piece that will work across the board. "Walk In My Shoes" takes a lighter-footed approach with graceful keys, airy beats and a nifty vocal sample. Shoes off.
Review: This VA is jam-packed with some of the scene's best liquid maestros, and it's of the movement for Liquid Drum & Bass 4 Autism, a group which seeks to raise awareness and money for those who have autism. Low:r, Furney, MsDos and more have gotten themselves involved, and the result is a lovely, serene walk through some of 174's most nonchalant moments. 'Eyes Closed' by Low:r is especially gorgeous, with his trademark organic sound fluttering in the wind of his creativity like usual. Changer is characteristically deep with 'Only To Be', and it's just the iceberg of what is a brilliant album for a brilliant cause.