Review: The GRNDWRK imprint comes through correct in regards to their debut roster, and they've found another winner in Lyeform. The newcomer wastes no time in delivering his deranged brand of house through "Unbroken", a gritty 4/4 tune with huge slabs of bass, and "Locked" ups the tempo and drops in another layer of percussion. "Owls" heads back to the UK bass end of things, and we know where we are with a bit of mutant low-end - there's even a hint of jungle in there, if we're not mistaken. True hybrids.
Review: After heavy support on their Rinse FM show over several years, Keysound Recordings are proud the announce an EP from Lyeform aka Ben McCarthy an experimental electronic artist from London with an emphasis on bass and precision drum programming. His expansive sound incorporates cutting edge sound design whilst remaining within the broad structure of UK genres. An up and coming presence on the club circuit, In 2015 he launched Void Space Records, to focus on releasing raw club music, with a 12' from Bristol based producer Riffs. The dreamy and mesmerising "Dead Angel" finally sees the light of day after its premiere on Rinse FM last year, as does the jagged and hypnotic bleep-fest of "Things Betwixed".
Review: First arriving in 2016 by minting Mo:za?ek Music with a white label drop in 2016 called Stigma - with that much loved Rusty 3 Star Remix - Space Between The Stars provides the artist with a second release for Dusk and Blackdown's Keysound label. The artist's debut album, that follows the Things Betwixt 12" from 2017, perceivably continues the artist's expression of liminality. The album takes in a bevy of genres, colours and inspirations, ranging from the progressive and heavy synths heard in "Ruins" with its jazzy sequencing, to the Roly Porter styled explosions of "Cold Was The Night". Its title track is equally rave but with more of a focus towards the dancefloor, while there's no denying the emotional, ambient and kisses of white noise in the piano-laden "Waking Life".
Review: Brand new label Nauseous Vibez flings themselves into thick of things with a huge 18-track launch release. Highlighting at a family-like tightness amongst their talent, Syndicate unites dubsteppers from across the globe with a consistent, well-polished range of depth, body and groove. Highlights include the soul-stirring piano tickles on "Coded", the muscular menace of UZZI's "Blackout" and the skippy slo-jungle breakism of Artroniks' "Hidden". A fine way to launch a new label... Nauseous Beats peddle in some seriously sick audio (literally).