Review: Chonk Mob's Yung Skyggerz comes correct once again. As always, it's a messy affair with elements, voices and ideas hitting from every angle. "Tym 2 Go Bak" is especially schizo with its footwork style vocal treatment, weirded out bass textures and barbed soul touches on the breakdown. Buckle up hard for "B Marine" as a seasick bassline gets busy with the harmonics and wavy with the flow. Top ledge business.
Review: It is hard to find any fault in the forward march of Duploc of late, who have continuously been supplying the scene with weighty original recordings, perfect for setting the dance alight. They here employ the talents of Rygby who lets loose across four potent originals, beginning with the swampy LFO textures and trippy atmospheric patterns of 'Ask Questions Later'. Next up, 'Schreddzz' emerges packing a groovy punch with guitar lead melodic structure, followed by the incredibly unique sound design of 'Consolation'. We then round the project up with a more precise look at 'The Hothouse Age', a track that combines drill-like drum work with haunted harmonies, yielding fantastic results.
Review: From Bristol to Belgium with bass, up-and-comer Rygby lays down two of Duploc's deepest, most innovative tracks to date. "Pagan" somehow sounds sci-fi and jazz at the same time with its shimmering keys and roomy dynamics. "Poltergeist" is a little denser with its layers and twisted FX, weeping subs and overall dark textures. Two cuts, two different chapters of the night, two reminders why bass music is enjoying such a fine year: Rygby and Duploc. More please.
Review: As ever, we were excited to see a fresh batch of originals land in the store from the White Peach imprint, as Zha continues to push the label forward with hard-hitting and innovative 140BPM belters. This latest offering comes to us from Rygby, who's twisted, hypnotic structures kick start proceedings perfectly on the title track 'Consignment'. Following this, the smooth tripletted rhythms of 'Non-Commital' wade into the foreground, followed by the stunning soundscaping and wonderful wonks of 'Suckerpunch". Finally, 'Esoteric' injects some eerie energy to the project, coupled with glitchy rolling melodies and lo-fi chord movements to finish everything up nicely.
Review: Encrypted Audio are kicking off a new decade with some serious style here as they invite the incredibly creative sounds of Rygby in for a three track bonanza. We kick off with the frankly stunning melodic synth manoeuvres and warbling LFO patterns of 'Janksy', before the trap-style drums and sharp, pulsating 808 subs of 'Twinkle Toez' follow up closely. Finally, we return to more Rybgy rhythmic genius as we take in 'Deadliest Force', another almost eskimo inspired composition, complete with popping drum arrangements and a constantly shifting icey soundscape. Lovely!
Review: Foundation celebrate three years and 20 releases with this supersized clutch of deep, dark and forward-thinking exclusives. Painting a picture of dubstep's most exciting frontiers, highlights hang, slide and oozes from every cavernous corner: Drew's Theory provides meditative intensity on "Harmony", Deafblind & Darkimh twist up the drums in the sludge-packing "Concrete Groove", Krease soundtracks your next nightmares with his late night graveyard romp "Hindsight" while Dillard digs deep into the proper roots with its shimmering classical dub designs. Weighing at 24 tracks, Foundation have pulled out all the stops here... A seriously detailed piece of bass music futurism.
Review: One of Belgium's most authentic, dedicated dubstep collectives celebrate half a decade in the game with this impeccable 15 track collection from some of its nearest and dearest mates and both spirits and production benchmarks are set as high as you'd expect. Highlights? Bukez Finezt's ghetto-chomping wobbler "Real 2 Real" will leave you feeling seasick (in a good way) Requake will have you writing a new will and leaving everything to Duploc, Taiko's "Gremlin" will dark you out so hard you'll want to be blind (in the best way possible) while Saule's "Ottoia" stretches time and space in such a way you'll completely forget what day it is. Here's to five more years!
Review: To look back over the last 18 months of Duploc releases would take us hours and hours, but we are sure we wouldn't be disappointed to do so. Their consistency and efficiency has set a fantastic example to the rest of the dubstep scene, which is why we couldn't wait to dive into this brand new mega compilation entitled 'Duuplates Collection'. Featuring a tracklisting consisting of stepper heavyweights such as Rygby, Ternion Sound, Hebbe, Mr. K and more, we knew we were in for a treat from the off. The project is a goliath in its field showcasing twenty bombshells, certain to cause havoc in dances worldwide. Our immediate stand outs would have to include the crunchy drum slaps and hypnotic chime melodies of 'You Said' from ColtCuts, alongside the highly energetic vocal switches and lethal bass drives of 'Left Behind', a masterpiece from ENiGMA Dubz. Incredible work!