Review: The next instalment of perky, upbeat, feel-good D&B from Liquid Brilliants arrives, with Bass Division and Alex DB teaming up for the first track of the Brazilian Brilliants EP - "The Scape", a shimmying slice of goodness, full of chirruping SFX, rallying vocal cries and punchy jazz-infused pressure. "Concrete Jungle" sees Mayforms harking back to yesteryear with skittering percussive breaks, woozy atmospherics and a lonely guitar string throughout. "Good Troughts Good Things" ups the ante with tough drum work and lilting melodies, before lush atmospheric roller "Nothing You Can Do" concludes the EP.
Review: Following on from his Brazilian Brilliants EP Mayforms steps up once more on the Snow In Brazil EP, introducing some collaborators along the way. He kicks off with the solo effort "Everyday", a wistful track with swooping strings and forlorn trumpets while Bass Division joins him on "It Embraces" a lively tune with uplifting vibes. Standout "Our Love" brings a male vocal and orchestral flourishes before he rounds things off by teaming up with Jand on "Come Back Go" a R&B influenced number which will put a smile on even the sternest face.
Duoscience - "Plans For A Tomorrow" - (4:31) 175 BPM
HumaNature & Satl - "That Way" - (5:33) 175 BPM
Review: The second part of the Creative Consensus series is a beautiful mixture of lush and vibrant rollers, taking inspiration from the old school as well as testing the waters in new directions. Featuring the likes of Paul SG, Clart and Inside Man this is a release that focuses mainly on upcoming talent - and there's a lot of it around. Whether you like your deep sounds sweet or dark, smooth or experimental, you can be sure there's something on here for you. Last word: Try out Zion Base, Bevan & Andy Sim - Sidewalk for some Djrum-level sample riffing.