Review: Having launched the label with the long-awaited 'Show Me' dBridge collaboration, Jubei steps up once again with his own Carbon imprint with the 002 release - 'Reform'. We kick off with the tubular sub booms of 'Slipstream' where the bassline is tailored for big rigs before 'Component' (with Submotive) comes in with elements of techno to its relentless rhythm and sudden splashes of groaning bass or housey synths. 'Running Scared' closes on a tense breakbeat tip as the percussion runs relentlessly in and out of the bassline shadows. Another excellent release.
Review: One of drum & bass' premiere rolling kinds, DLR is back on his own Sofa Sound imprint exploring the contours of 174 with a furious feeling of experimentalism only created in the depths of his audio laboratory. The title track is an atmospheric masterpiece in dancefloor focused sound design, with rippling arrays of bouncing bass nodes that slam through the air in perfect choreography, the dancing partner to DLR's dastardly ambitions. 'Sufferation' is possibly the evilest on the EP, a twisted fluctuation of sound that carves a cavern through the frequency range with palpable hatred and anger; a truly scary piece of production. This EP is honestly unbelievable, and cements once more why DLR has the reputation that he does.