Review: The currently unstoppable Posk returns to Sub-liminal with another super-generous EP that's loaded to the lips with stinkers and slappers. The damagement rolls out from the off as Posk links with Agro and legendary MC Foxy for the creeped out 'Jungle Veteran' before a whole barrage of badness seeps out of the speakers in its wake. Highlights include the savage breaks and wobbled out bass of 'Cohiba', the grumbling, sludgy 'Invertebrate' and the ragga chatting vibes and staccato bass of 'Soundclash'. Vibes!
Review: BANG: Invicta get busy with man-of-the-moment Posk. Still causing tremors with his Audio Addict EP from earlier this year, he now links up with four different artists for three on-point MC sizzlers and a tricked out instrumental. Devilman takes the lead on the title track, causing instant energy and focus. Deeper into the EP 'Zim' brings his futuristic drawling sickness to 'Baddest' while B-Line stings like a bee over the wasp-like bass zaps on 'Offset'. Finally 'Grubby' flips the switch as Posk calls up Zeba for a really interesting hybrid creeper. More please Posk, you boss!
Review: Having appeared on the likes of Sub-liminal, Deep In The Jungle, Bytheproducer and Dub Damage, exciting new talent Posk makes his debut on Audio Addict with this hefty six-tracker. Highlights include the eerie minimalism and loose limbed breaks on the blurry, whirring 'Mojito', the savage drum switches and fired up funk on 'Jungle Rudeboi' and the twisted finger clicking murkery on 'Disintegrate', not to mention the excellent sample on the title track 'Headmaster'. Pay attention or face detention!
Review: Sub-liminal brings an end to the year that was, going out all guns blazing with on Air Part 2 featuring a bunch of wicked VIPs. Label staple Agro serves up several collaborations on here with the likes of Mentah, Raz, Diligent Fingers and Ghxsty. There's also a few offerings by the ever reliable Yatuza; our pick being the wonky stepper of "Distance" with Master Error. Elsewhere, Pyro pops up a few times throughout and was in fine form on "Smithdown Bass" and Prestige handed in a couple of quality dubs with neurofunk cut "Logical" being our pick of the bunch.
Review: Agro's Sub-Liminal hit the big 100 with a series of power punch exclusives from label friends and family old and new. Raz's 'Control Tower' sets the flavour in an instant with its wild drums and almost jazz-like attitude. He's followed by a whole range of killers, all delivering high grade goods. DJ Hybrid goes turbo on the rubber ball subs, Georgia Phoenix brings some seriously savage funk, Oz wheels up more bloodclarts than money can buy and Warhead gets weird and wonderful with his snake-like bass wriggles and computer trills... Not to mention the Sub-liminal bossman's horn-heaving hip-swinger 'Hang Ten'. All this and plenty more bangers, Sub-liminal are celebrating their 100th in style right here.
Review: Fancy a game of hide and seek? With 'Find Me', it sounds like Yung Posk is giving us an open invitation. Close your eyes and count to 50. Is he hiding in the cupboard under the stairs wriggling to the lyrical loopy lava of 'Run Dem'? Is he lurking behind the shed nodding to the robotic funk schisms of 'Show You?' Is he tucked up behind the telly humming the cosmic hooks of the super-spacey 'Where I Want'? Is he in the laundry bin swaying to the jazz-minded bleeps and the far-away soul of 'Don't Wanna Feel'? Has he somehow managed to get under the floorboards creeping away to the stinky tension of 'Dial Tone'? Or has he impossibly tucked himself in a shoe that you'd like to throw when you hear 'Find Me'? We don't know the answers, but we're up for a game if Posk is...
Review: Hedex is on a mission again! He's rousing up the troops for the second 'Collected' collection on his ByTheProducer brand and once again it's a monster rollcall of some of the scene's most exciting new-gen talent. Over 18 tracks we're treated to the likes Disrupta, Refracta, DJ Premium, Metal Work, Filthy Habits, Toxinate and so many more super skilled producers, highlights include the emotional space age jitters and whirls of Easty's 'Tapped', Scudd's emotional rumbler 'Complete', Posk's jazzy face-slapper 'Biting' and Metal Work's ruffneck 'Inner Peace'. And that's just the tip of the 'Collected' iceberg. Grab this now and grab yourself a piece of history.
Review: Deep in the Jungle continue their onwards march with this, the seventh edition in their widely acclaimed Anthems series, a compilation that always finds the ideal mix of current and future talent to showcase. In the case of the former, well-travelled producers Epicentre and Kumarachi roll things out and tear them down on 'Light Em Up', which features a gnarly array of interlinked bass nodes and torn low frequency sonics, al underpinned by a percussion section that's the perfect blend of rusty and sharp. New talent emerges in the form of Trobe and Mirage, who have their first label release with '89', although you wouldn't have guessed it based off this tune's razor clean percussive edge and expert use of space, a hard thing to get right and one this pair blow out the water here. Rave samples, expansive basslines and a synth arrangement you won't be able to shake - unmissable. 34 tracks later and Deep in the Jungle have nailed every single one of them - big ups.
Review: This release is dark, minimal and stripped back. It lands with a technoid energy that's robotic in its approach but gets to heart of the human experience, and it's courtesy of a slew of up and coming producers. It's a strong release from Sub:Edit, and the standout track is 'Hyperfuse' from Nuvaman, who has crafted a bouncing, infectious drum line that's paired with a soulful sample and juxtaposed with devilishly metallic synth nodes, a fearsome partnership that sees this track move with a particularly clear sense of purpose. Posk rolls things out on 'Money', Drytek blends furious drum work with a superb use of space and bubbling synth work. Sick EP.
Review: Drippyboiii is back and oh boy, this release is absolutely top notch. For anyone out there who likes their rollers dark and dirty yet precise and engineered with quality in mind, you'll be into this release. With three harsh tracks, this release is just bursting with quality and if we ran a label, we'd certainly be writing these names down for the future. The first track, 'Katana', from Caramel and Madrush MC, excels in its simplicity, with all the work being done in a simple yet devastating drum pattern and its relationship to top-notch bit of menacing MC work. The others follow this pattern: stunningly solid drums, fat basslines and arrangements rooted in simplicity, allowing the small details to shine, especially Neman's 'Land Of The Free', which packs a creative arrangement of fluttering jump stabs and drawn out bass notes. Naughty.