Review: Flowrian steps up for the Memorized EP - a four-piece journey into modern day liquid D&B compromising of hushed, lucid melodies, gentle ticking breaks and soulful vocals. First up, Flowrian rides solo for opener "Balanced" with its gnarly b-line juxtaposed against swirling rhythms and delicate SFX, then it's on to "Recharged" - a stepping, shimmying number with plenty of mellifluous tones. Teaming up with La Meduza for the final two tracks, "Flow Back" is all nostalgia-steeped sounds and bongo beats with jungle chirrups and pervasive exoticism, whilst "Inside (2010 Remix)" rounds things off nicely with a more uplifting, dancefloor vibe.
Review: Invadhertz are one of the best acts working on the more minimal side of the spectrum right now, with releases on Flexout, Context and more, and now they're flying the Italian flag on Delta9 Recordings. This is a sweet EP, featuring a stinking remix from fre4knc, that stretches out over six tracks of pure stripped back, industrial sonics. There's a range of sounds, from the minimal forces of 'Neo Tribes' contrasting with the rolling liquid sounds of 'Take Me Places'. This is a piece of quality from Delta9.
Review: A neat balance of fresh vibes and remixed revisitations, New York imprint Deeper Vision showcases its remit with a slick sonic confidence that spans the D&B genre. From the euphoric skank bubbles of "Lock Da Place to the heads-down thunder rolls of "No Hold Back Riddim VIP", every corner of the 170BPM dance is covered. Other highlights include the blissed out synth weaves on "Hell Gate" and the classic jungle motifs on the drum dynamics of "Everyday I Wonder". 10 examples of quintessential D&B that harmonise with influences from the wider electronic picture and pay homage to all aspects of the genre, Deeper Vision have a fine-tuned focus that's not to be missed.