Review: It's always exciting to see new music land from the Dirty Beats Music team, who here employ the vibrant stylings of B-Say across four tracks of potent steppers heat. We begin our exploration with the grizzly bass designs and constantly evolving landscape of the title track 'The Pact', before then moving into the wonky percussive expressions and unusual synthesis of 'Parlotear'. Next, Mungk joins the party as more percussive leads are deployed within 'Maleficium', which combines multiple rhythmic lines with subtle yet spooky chord expansions and low sub melodies, before Hitman steps up with huge warbling rethink of 'The Pact' to round off proceedings.
Review: Simply Deep are at it again here as the Aerotonin's forward thinking bass project moves into a brand new package, this time housing some naughty breaksy bass hybrids from Imanzi. We kick off with 'Totem', which takes high energy drum inserts and combines them with writhing bass sounds, kicking the EP off with a serious dose of energy. Next up, we take a more steppers inspired road as Imzani joins forces with Mungk on the tribalistic tastings of 'Kapa Haka', before we land on the grimey synthesizers and wobbling kick patterns of '2147'. Finally, OME joins the party with a glitchy rethink of '2147', providing some new energies to round off the project in style.
Review: There are few things more uplifting within the realms of bass music that future dub music, a sound with which Dubstep Rotterdam have been closely associated. Here we are thrilled to see them unveil this vibrant two track masterpiece from Mungk, who firstly puts together some super smooth reggae-infused arrangements across the expanse of 'Lion Dub'. On the flip the party really starts to warm up however, as the structures are manipulated into a more 4x4 design, bringing a pulsating sub-line to the front of the mix, making this one perfect material for the dance.
Review: Well, it seems that Dub Communication have once again outdone themselves here as they welcome in the futuristic dubwise delights of Mungk, who touches down for a fantastic two track piece. We look firstly at 'Iowaksa Dub', which combines subtle, eastern inspired melodies and harmonies over dubwise drum structures and marching rhythms to create something mystic and wonderful. On the flip side we are introduced to 'Scorching Dub', which takes on a much more typical steppers approach, packed with dubbed out horns and colourful chord progressions to add a really nice contrast to the A-side.
Review: Well this sure is a combo to get excited about as the futuristic production stylings of MungK find a home on the super consistent Instigate Recordings for three weighty new originals. We kick off with the very well named 'Acid' a moog-heavy pulsating thrill ride of synthetic experimentation over swampy, pulsating 140 drum work. From here, 'Glitch' arrives with a fabulous display of floaty pad textures and grizzly 808 bass kicks topped with distant rave chords, followed up by the interesting drum designs and bubbling synth melodies of 'Modular' to round off another impressive body of work from all involved.
Review: For us, the team at the Indigo Movement imprint were a clear standout across the course 2019, constantly updating the scene with truly innovative, stepper-influenced dubstep music. They have come to kickstart the year in style here as they invite MungK in for three tasty originals, kicking off with the shifting harmonies of catchy string leads of 'Kabuki'. Next, the classy, shuffling drum work, touching vocals and emotive string movements of 'The Saint', before the EP rounds off with a final touch of finesse throughout the choppy percussion and spacey atmospheric design of 'Komorebi'. Awesome work!
Review: Now with dubstep compilations, it's often the case that we will see projects stacked up with a couple of bangers and a bag of average creations, however this latest fifteen track body from the For The Heads gang consists of nothing but pure steppers flavour. The line up alone is immense, pulling together some of the biggest new school names in dubstep as a whole, including: WZ, Kali, Ome, Mistah, SBK, Mungk and more. If we had to pick a pair of favorites, it would have to include the delicious delays and marshy bass textures of 'Deep Meditation' from Teffa, alongside the glittering LFO's and scattered drum beats of 'Curren't from Sedan. Awesome stuff!