Mystic State - "Even Further Dub" - (5:23) 140 BPM
Metafloor - "Tube Dub" - (4:28) 140 BPM
Cimm - "Deep Red" - (4:01) 139 BPM
Truth - "Maple" - (5:09) 140 BPM
MYTHM - "Dead City" - (3:16) 140 BPM
Fluidity - "Night Rider" - (3:23) 140 BPM
Unkey - "High Voltage" - (5:07) 140 BPM
LSN - "Perry Power" - (3:15) 140 BPM
Legion - "Tribal Alien" - (5:58) 140 BPM
Quasar - "Sound System Addict VIP" - (5:02) 140 BPM
The Untouchables - "Red Box" - (4:57) 142 BPM
Elidan - "Vega" - (4:08) 140 BPM
Review: To celebrate their consistently growing empire, the team over at Artikal Music UK have unveiled this awesome new collection for their loyal fans to enjoy, sourcing 14 original steppers rollers from some of the best in the dubstep game. We are immediately gifted a wickedly wide range of steppers originals, from the warm sub work of Mystic State's 'Ever Further Dub', to the more party-driven drums of 'Tribal Alien' from Legion and the squelching sub squeezes of MYTHM's 'Dead City'. This is an LP that truly celebrates how varied and unique dubstep music can be, with our standouts including the super-clean sub work of 'Vanquisher' from head-honcho J:Kenzo, next to the sweetly syncopated drums and haunted harmonies of Cimm's 'Deep Red'. What a collection this is!
Review: Next up from the BLXCK TXPES team, a tidy team-up between two of the most potent names in dubstep right now, welcoming Hypho & MYTHM for a fiery display. We open up with the grizzly reeses and slang-driven vocal samples of 'Blud Red', a gnarly introduction that sets the tone nicely, before the more eerie atmospheric arrangements of 'Questions' give us more LFO-driven design. From here, the shuffling drum steps and constantly shaking percussive slithers of 'Stress' give us a syncopated party piece, with Logan then arriving for a hard hitting vocal on 'Shatta', a metallic monster, focussing on more of those lethal synth lines. Finally, 'Gunahngi' lets loose a dizzying display of wonky drum rhythms and alarm-like bass textures, closing the project off in style!
Review: The consistency with which the Infernal Sounds crew have been operating over the course of 2022 is something that really needs to be shouted about more, as they now unleash MYTHM's latest masterclass. We open up with 'Bare', a sumptuous combination of crunchy breaks drum work and grimey vocal samples, tied together with clunky percussion and a constantly shifting sub-scape. From here 'Pusha' gives us a reesey scourge, fusing bell-like melodics and gnarly synth action below, with continuing this theme across another system-ready arrangement. Another wicked collection from MYTHM who continues to push the boundaries out further with every single drop.
Review: It's always an exciting thing to see the Duploc team leap into action, with this new compilation entitled 'BLXCKTXPES' being a ferocious way to kick start 2022. Featuring a range of artists, this project explores the underbelly of dubstep's most grizzly soundsmiths, with the likes of Infekt, Ternion Sound, Mesck, MYTHM, Wraz, Substrada & Widow all playing vital roles and supplying us with sub-shaking originals, adding even more firepower to Duploc's already stacked arsenal of a catalogue. Our highlights for this one would have to include the floating synthesizer sweeps and angelic pad textures of Ternion Sound's 'Vision Quest', which again gives us a fabulous journey through more mellow dubstep themes, alongside the unpredictable percussive twists and aggressive string designs of 'Smile Lines' from Oxossi. What a selection it is!
Review: Following on from a seriously killer run in 2021, Wheel & Deal look to close out the year strong with another monstrous 4-track display, this time inviting the heavyweight collaborative flavours of MYTHM & Tappa inside. We begin with the title track 'Crooks', with MYTHM on solo duty to create a grizzly roller, packed with sizzling reesey energy and haunted atmospheric dithering to kick us off in style, followed by the first collaboration as Tappa arrives for the devastating synthetic stings of 'Clipz'. From here, MYTHM returns to solo activity for the more low-key bass growls and skippy drum injections of 'Like This', before Tappa arrives once again to close the EP out with the spacious arrangements and dungeon-like drum-runs of 'Demise', closing off another killer addition to the Wheel & Deal catalogue.
Review: It's been a pretty crazy run from the Artikal Music team, with their recent catalogue additions looking stronger than ever, a theme that continues with this brand new selection of sizzlers from MYTHM. We dive right into the thick of it with 'Vex' as destructive synth scrapes are deployed in an unpredictable arrangement of twisted synthetic bass and vocal slices. It's one hell of an intro, followed up in style by 'Run Up', another grizzly goblin of a riddim, sweeping together tightly processed drum licks with a raucous display of bassy goodness. Finally, 'Watch Out' gives us one last dash of gnarly sound design, wrapping up a super-demonic yet incredibly pleasing selection.