Review: Tumble Audio has been providing us with seriously killer bass music for a few years now, and here they celebrate reaching their tenth release by recruiting Roadman Joel to curate a selection of the kind of seriously heavy tunes you might expect to hear at one of their many label nights. There's a whopping 18 tracks on here covering a wide spectrum of British urban dance music, including Majora's ridiculously amazing tribal UKF monster "T&C's", A Motion's ghetto 2-step hybrid "Back In Your Love" and Sentiment's wobble-heavy tropical jam, "Change You".
Review: Turbo two-step from Nottingham filth-flinger Sergic: "Need U Now" has urgency coded deep into every element. Flexing around a deftly diced vocal sample with an array of basses grunting and fronting, it's a seriously effective example of how 4x4 mentality and energy can be harnessed in more of a broken drum arrangement. We need this now more than ever.
Review: On this formidable four-tracker for Tumble Audio, would-be Jedi Master Sergic channels the spirit of the Cantina Band (that's the alien band from Star Wars, fact fans) for an all-out, light saber-wielding aural assault on the senses. "Jedi" itself boasts a warning from Obi-Wan himself over the kind of robust, darkside grime rhythm over which Darth Maul would clearly approve. Sergic's remix of Majora's "Boss Key" delivers more of the same unsettling mind tricks, while Filthy Vicars revisit the classic days of 8-Bar grime on their rolling, darting rework of "Bulletproof". If that's not enough to get the Jedi juices flowing, the EP also features a dancefloor-bating remix of the same track from I Killed Kenny, loaded with serious low end pressure.
Review: As one of the first labels of the modern era to shine a light on newschool bass music, we often feel that Tumble Audio as an imprint gets nowhere near the level of respect they deserve. This latest release from Sergic is an excellent showing from them as he gets busy with some seriously cool old school flavours as 'Notts Badboy' embodies the niche spirit with a rapid fire barrage of catchy LFO melodies and a constantly shifting soundscape, driven by pulsating 4x4 drum structures and well placed vocal slices. It's a great job from all involved!
Review: Nottingham/Leeds duo, Sergic and Lyka arrive in fine style here with their debut release on their own label Tumble Audio. "Bulletproof" is a pumping, breaky beast that sounds like bullets bouncing off the armour of an angry robot. Meanwhile "Shame' is all skippy beats, housey percussion and dubby bass, while "Glod" ups the tempo for some wobbly 4 x 4 fun.
Review: Charismatic Tumble selector Joel hits the road once again with a collection of sinewy UKG, future bass, twisted house and barbed wire grime. Highlights fall of every track like an ill-fitting suit with gully gems such as the weirded out wobbles of Joedan & Kontent?s ?Ruggish?, Killjoy?s vitalising squelch funk on ?Public Enemy?, and premium sexytime silk in the form of Taz?s ?Lonely? and gossamer two-step soul by way of Spekktrum?s ?Talk To Me?. What with it being exactly a year since the last Roadman collection, we?re hoping Tumble turn this into an annual affair.
Review: It's time for somewhat of an explosive apperance on this one as we see the highly anticipated return of Roadman Joel who again gets busy alongside his compadres at Tumble Audio for one of the biggest and baddest bass music selections on road. As ever with a Tumble compilation, the genre range is exceptional, from Sergic's breaksy brilliance on 'The Prince' to the super cold speed garage episode in 'Jawnz' and the grimey, tech infused drum slices of 'No Bootlegs' from Timbah. This a fantastic project from start to finish, with our two main highlights being Leda Stray's super funky pulser in 'Ashtray', Rame's lively vocal appearance of Ali McK & IYZ's 'An Again', and the acidic expressions of Arctic's 'A Little Bit More Reese'.