Dutch dubsters Subway have been on a major recruiting drive, building their bass army to a size that will rival a small country by 2014. Here they present four new troops, each of them armed with a devastating battle weapon. "On My Own" is a screaming scud, laced with just a smidgeon of eastern charm. "Zero X", meanwhile, is a militant march busting techno tasers. "Mercy Killing" has the menace of a million drones, hovering just inches above you, creeping on your every move. "Duplicate" completes the set with pure sub low nuclear fusion. Game over.
The Bredren fraternity has been terrorising the D&B neighbourhood for some time now, and if you're not already shaking at the prospect of new output for them, we suggest you swiftly get to know. Masterfully dark bass is the order of the day on the first track of this EP, with MC Swift's vocals cutting swathes through the murk as it crushes relentlessly on. This is no lightweight release. "Carnage" slices through the darkness next, with erratic percussion and industrial sounds pushing on with steady, unstoppable momentum. "Mechanica" clicks like clockwork through the oppressive-but-minimal bass-driven soundscape of a dystopian future and final track "Wasteland" - well, aside from perfect production, dark, velvety bass, samples that weave a story and the atmosphere of a forgotten forest, there's not much to say. Sterling find from Demand as per. Get on this immediately.