Everyone loves swampy dubstep, and who better to supply us with our fix than Estonia's own: Bisweed. In collaboration with Subaltern Records, he has put together a very potent two tracker, focussing on the deepest and darkest ideas within the dubstep bracket. On the A-side we hear the unpredictable percussive rolls and downright dirty bass patterns of 'Shelter'. The first of the two B-side tracks are entitled 'Swamp' and 'Dolmen'. These two are real rollers complete with amphibian-like percussion, chilling synths and perfectly timed chord stabs. The EP is then rounded up with the digital only download of 'Chase' which is aptly named for its incredibly high energy journey through amazonian percussion. Great stuff!
Sub.FM resident and Subaltern Records co-founder Gabriel "Mentha" Romeo has always championed music that sits on the more melodious, sun-kissed end of the dubstep spectrum. Even so, he's previously released little as beautiful, summery and alluring as Chromatic Narrations, a mini-album rich in ear-pleasing instrumentation, tuneful compositions and expansive musicality. While the accompanying rhythms bubble, spit and skank in all the right places, it's Romeo's lilting trumpet solos, rich keys, Balearic guitars and fuzzy trombone passages that seemingly surge from the speakers. The result is a wonderfully relaxed and ear-pleasing collection of cuts set to soundtrack the last throes of the UK's hottest summer in decades.