Review: Dubplate damage: Dispatch let rip with another killer exclusive bounty featuring three of its most talented artists. DLR & Script's "This Is Bristol" echoes with the city's rich jungle heritage as jazzy motifs, cosmic textures and glacial drums fuse full circle in the darkest-yet-dreamiest way possible. Script appears on "Burnside VIP" too as one half of Scar with Survival as their earliest collaborative release, "Burnside" gets a ruthless interrogation and a dank night in the choky. Banged up.
Review: DLR, Script and Digital working together - it's a D&B dream come true. Martyna Baker's soft, sultry vocals on "Blue Room" add more depth to the velvety smooth synths and bass. With tight, techy drums punching through the suaveness, this totally is a seductive little number. On the other side, "Mini Cooper" shows Digital's dubby side, teaming minimal production with a big bad set of rubbery tyres. Two totally different styles, one massive release from one of the scene's biggest labels. Get involved.
Review: Oh gosh. Total Science ante up for the summer with this exceptional V/A EP on their CIA imprint. Kicking off with a crucial new remix of their classic "Nosher" by their new hybrid gang comprising themselves, DLR and Hydro, full breadth and variation abounds as we dip into the gilded soul of Zero T & Phase's "Talk To Me", the gnarled grizzles and dubby danger of their own "Devil's Gate" with Scar member Script and the grand finale; a heavyweight purring roller from two of the most respected newcomers in the game right now: Ill Truth and SATL. Each one a persy for different chapters of the night, any further information is classified.
Review: CIA are bringing out the big guns with this intense selection of stone cold classics and fresh new sounds. Not content with already leading one of the finest talent-led subgenre revolutions, Computer Integrated Audio have brought together some of the biggest names around to lay out the future of drum and bass for all to see. From Smyla & Script's massive floor destroyer "Stockpile" to the unforgettable "Soul Patrol" from the men themselves Total Science and featuring acts like Enei, Spy and Riya, Serum, Break, Digital and Nymfo along the way, it's a thing of wonder to behold. Don't get caught out.
Review: Getting you to more places than the Docklands Light Railway ever could, DLR takes his Sofa around the world and stops off at the homes and studios of some of the most exciting new generation artists. Every direction you check its severe roller situation as each participant step up with their finest. Highlights include the outlandish grizzles of Submarine & Scepticz's "Shingoki", the hair raising wriggles and flabby funk on Ill Truth on "Catch A Break", the infectious steppy late 90s buzzes of bossman DLR and Script's "El Mosquito" and the lush jazzy flurries of Trex's "Falling Down"... but that's just scratching the surface, the whole Sofa king thing is immense.