Mershak's trade is in the darkest and most eagle-eyed of dubstep, which makes him a bit of a rudeboy around these charts; his output has the same sort of impact on us that Noisia used to have back in the d&b revival days. So, just like Noisia, "Gnosis" and "Heavy Work" drop vicious levels of low frequencies that will no doubt have the effect of a nuclear bomb in any respectable dancehall from here to Dundee. "Kindler" takes the moves to a sparser, more tribalistic sort of setting for the real headz, but "Rituals" breaks the groove up nicely with a bumpy bass recalling somrthing more like a bass steppah - oh, Marshek!
Los Angeles based bass producer Mershak is up next on interdimensional label Jelly Bean Farm - following up some terrific releases by them from the likes of Truska, Sensei and Aerotonin. The artist known to his mother as John Bosson delivers some more low end theories that have landed him releases on tastemaker labels like Surfase and Encrypted Audio. Industry is an extended EP featuring six mighty tracks from the darkside. From the industrial strength groove of "Apochondriac" that sits somewhere between electro, EBM and experimental techno, the UK electro-bass influence of "Technical" calling to mind legends like Bass Junkie & Dexorcist or the funky breaks of "Behind Them" breaking things up with something a bit more light hearted - but still very much serious!