Review: Paleblue and Kray link-up over on Cardiff's PullUp imprint with four cosmic D&B tear-ups. Each cut rippling with soulful prowess but armed with sheer production muscle, this is an exciting snapshot of where dnb is at in 2022 when it's in the right new-gen hands. Highlights include the ultra sexy and slinky halftime flavours on 'Edge', the dreamy breezes and sunny side vibes of 'Summerhus' and the big vocals from Bluey himself on 'Same Mistakes'. Throw in a super soulful collab with Coltham and you've got yourself a very very sick EP.
Review: Mettasonic is one of the few Asian labels in the game which, considering how popular the genre is across that part of the world, is quite surprising. This compilation is celebrating their third anniversary and it's aimed at shining a light on local artists across the continent, with a focus on the label's native Taiwan and China. The pick of the bunch is 'Somedays Last' from Altered Statesman, which has a wicked, meandering introduction that stretches over two minutes, before cutting out into a flurry of penetrating breaks. Naughty tune and a sick ep.