Review: Deeper DNB ain't lying when they say Deep Cuts Volume 1 - a fresh compilation highlighting the core sonics of the label's sound inspired by the bonafide bassweight structures of its artists. Sym:bol's goes large on "Undecided" next to Advena's thumping yet stripped back "Incognita" - or for something a touch mellower, check out the swing of Ape Suit's "Forest For The Trees". With the quality of the productions coming through in what sounds like a top mastering job all the more, don't look past Wik Sha's futuristic "ABD", Cynical Gene's heavy hitting "Nucleus" and Loma's well-proper bassline workout in "Watches". Going down.
Review: Great. As if New Zealand's current top-table status in dnb isn't a hard enough pill to swallow for the rest of the raving world, now they're pulling moonies at us. MidKnight MooNies to be precise. Soft-cheeked salutes of the deep variety courtesy of South Wales' Incurzion. 'Control' eases us in with liquid teases before 'Don't Look Back' thrust us deeper into Incurzion's cosmos with purring bass and trance-like tones. Elsewhere 'Sulk' uplifts with its rising church-like pads and blocky drums before 'Double Agent' finally pulls its trousers up with more swooning chords and shimmering proggy arpeggios. No ifs, no butts, both New Zealand and Incurzion are killing it right now. We look forward to hearing more from this new Kiwi controller.