Review: Relative newcomer Sub Basics steps up to Tuba with a serious six-track report on the state of his creative health. The result? He's fighting fit and ready to demonstrate some discerning darkness with crystalline clarity. Highlights on this deep and deadly document include the precision positioned percussion on "Khora", the naked drum jungle homage "Shadow" and the breath-taking jazz pianos on "Sub Basics". Forward-thinking throughout, we're anticipating plenty more next level bass business from Sub Basics as he develops.
Mr Sleepz - "I Don't Know" (feat Deepium and Eden Myall) - (5:58) 140 BPM
TDB - "Mr White" - (5:38)
Wing - "Factions" - (3:56) 136 BPM
Sub Basics - "Crow" - (5:32)
Magu - "45" - (6:03) 140 BPM
Mr Sleepz - "Future Generation" - (4:41) 140 BPM
Review: A fresh label from the badland UK district of Milton Keynes, Imperial Audio are already making big moves in the deep dubstep scene. With an impressive roster of exciting, emerging talent, their distinctive dungeon motifs are a must for anyone who enjoys a strong sense of fractured drama and pensive suspense in their sets. Across the 11 tracks on their debut label showcase we're treated to vibes as far-flung as abstract ambience with attitude (Guesswerk's "Lumination VIP") to Detroit inspired dubstep (Muttley's "Hex").
Review: What a year the guys at Infernal Sounds are having eh? This release serves as a testament to the momentum the team's release roster has build up as 'Origin' lets us explore the deepest and darkest corners of the dubstep phenomenon. We are blessed with a top draw line up, with original recordings coming from the likes of DE-TU, Perverse, Saule and many more heavyweight faces. For us, one of the standouts has to come with Von D's return, on the laid back LFO rolls and glitchy chord stabs of 'Finis Gloriae Mundi'. Other highlights include stepper's favourite Sepia with his two potent originals in 'Remember' and 'Awaken', along with Karnage's smooth collaboration with Rider Shafique on 'Realise'.