Review: Making quite a name for themselves with mixes of Canblaster, Reset!, Udachi and even Lady Gaga, as well as DJ support from the top tier of (such as A-Trak, Zinc, Roska, Lil Silva and Sub Focus), Sound of Sumo bosses Kry Wolf take a simple sax line and chop it to perfection on "Lost In Treme". In a Baltimore Club style, they sync the chopped samples up with heavy kicks to create a sparse yet hugely powerful sound, switching up octaves and adding misty keys on the process. "Begging You" is also included and is a straight up UKF banger, while mixes of both tunes from Dave Spoon, Mr Tickle and Unitz all shine on this excellent single.
Review: We know about the boy who cried wolf. But have you heard the one about the boy who cried Kry Wolf? No, neither have we. But dropping this bottom end savvy b-boy workout will certainly keep the wolves from your door for a while. Elsewhere you'll find "Under My Skin", a bashy, darker number with an incessant rhythm and some nifty finger clicks and handclaps. There's plenty to chat about on the remix tip, too: Mak & Pasteman turn "Black & Blue" into a Guy Called Gerald flavoured acid house joint, Daniel Haaksman massages "Under My Skin" into a hypnotic Made To Play style mode while Real delivers a slice of two-step so sexy you'll want to marry it.
Review: It's safe to say that Kry Wolf now has a rather impressive catalogue behind him, and nothing but quality under his belt. The man behind the Sounds Of Sumo label drops his latest release for Night Bass and it seems like the perfect place for his wondrous bass cuts. "Temper" is a slow, shape-shifting beast with a rattling percussion hook that wraps perfectly around the tune's knotted swarms of swamp bass, whereas "Flashlight" unleashes a bit of four-to-the-floor beneath a sea of rave sirens and purring bass tones. "Wavvves" feels like the last piece of hardcore continuum, a break-heavy, pseudo jungle killer to tie this man's bass experimentalism in the best possible way. Hot!
Review: Hot Bristol duo Bill Francis & Lewis Darvill are Kry Wolf. who've released previously on Sounds Of Sumo and Palms Out Sounds. My Nu Leng are another up and cming local duo who have appeared on Black Butter Records and MTA Records. If that wasn't enough, the duos also enlist the vocal talents of one Kiko Bun; an original rudeboy from London. Now you may be hinking there's too many cooks in the kitchen but you'd be sadly mistaken! This pitched down and deconstructed take on modern jungliest sounds is pure fire. Rumbling sub bass, choppy amen breaks combined with Bun's convining dub stylin' vocals are the bomb right here.
Review: Kry Wolf's Sounds Of Sumo celebrate five years of prize fighting with this superb 14-track newness of an opus. With cuts from some of the label's most distinctive members and new faces alike, the collection seeps freshness from every twist and turn... Bondax's silky two-step twist of Mak & Pasteman's "Heat", Somepoe's super-sharp-stepper "Late Night Bootie", the deep dubby tech squiggles of Tony Goods' "2 Scoops", Tee Circus's dangerously overweight warp session "Plus 8". The list goes on. Versatile, creative and overwhelmingly funky, here's to another five years.
Review: New from Greenmoney Records - an unusual choice given that they're the brains behind the excellent UK bass label Sound of Sumo - UK duo Kry Wolf smash it with these two new cheeky electro-wonk beauties. "Off The Reel" is a quirky mix of straight and simple jacking house drums and some militant, Oizo-like bass stabs and cowbell rolls, while "Scream" goes a bit more maximal with some distorted bass and "Percolator"-style synth bubbles over a mean house beat. These strongly deserve a good few listens.