After a string of free releases, Cleveland label Sure State go up a gear with their first proper release. Austin-based Oldgold takes the honours, and he does so with two timeless, wholly immersive sub-soaked gems that nod (slowly and methodically) at the likes of Kryptic Minds and DMZ. "Goose" is all about the trippy, reversed tone hook and live sounding snare hits while "Records" is a sample-littered nodder with slinky drums and occasional bass belches and bong sounds. Bubbly.
Ohio based dubstep label make a solid return to releasing music with their first project of 2018 alongside dub prodigies Rasper and DJ Variant. The pair get to work on Rasper & OldGold's previously release 'More Fire' single, both supplying individual refuelings and working their magic. Rasper takes the VIP approach, layering multiple percussive melodies over smooth rolling subs. Variant then takes more of a darkened approach, focussing on growly bass synths and spacious atmospherics come the bridge. This is a great start to 2018 for the Sure State collective.
Wondrously deep material from Phase Seven cohorts Piecemeal and OldGold. "Words" whispers the sweetest of sonic dreams directly into your cochlea, the heavy breathing synths making you shiver with ever resounding chord. "Simple" takes a darker twist as the US paring unleash a pacier kick dynamic under a dense bed of minor key synth pressure. Trust us - there is nothing simple about this release!
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