Review: As always with Wheel & Deal, the team are delivering the goods in style as head honcho and mastermind N-Type links up with the powerful production abilities of Sleeper for a sizzling 3-track delight. We begin with 'Dozer', a system-ready stomper jam packed with powerful subweight and dizzy drum designs, followed by the lethal synthy slices and sharpened snare slaps of 'Arcane'. From here, 'Drift' then delivers a slightly more stripped back arrangement, focussing more so on potent sub-lines and glittering background arpeggios, before the raucous soundscaping and gnarly bass drifts of 'Carbon' give the EP when hell of an explosive outro!
Review: Two legends, one legendary label, what more could you ask for from a dubstep release? We are therefore thrilled to see a top draw link up between veterans: Kromestar and N-Type on the ever ready Wheel & Deal. The pair first join forces on the electrifying bass tones and sharp drum punches of 'Bad Trip', a gnarly roller, destined to duppy the dance. On the flip, we jump into the more experimental, system-infused subs of 'Rolling Skies', that couple Kromestar's classic unpredictable percussive movements with evil soundscaping to round this one off in style.
Review: Dubstep kingpin N-Type isn't exactly short of credits. Apart from absolutely killing it on each and every tune he releases, the man has been a pillar to the dubstep scene over the last ten years; he was there at the start, and is still proudly twisting those low-ends a decade later, after the move away from the genre's traditional sound and into the realms of what we now call 'bass'. This new EP comes out on Wheel & Deal, another big player in the dubstep scene, and they drop five mega-bad cuts by the man; the vibes are wonky and deranged, particularly on the opener "Ruff Flavours", but also on tracks like "Kore" and "Boom Blast". This is straight-up nastiness, the sort of dubstep they don't make anymore. Go easy.
WHEELYDEALY 052STEMS 28 Oct 16 Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime