Review: Now over the course of the last couple of years, it's safe to say that the team over at Artikal have established themselves once again as one of the most consistent dubstep labels out there. This brand new chunky two tracker from Monty and T-Man is another perfect example of that mastery on display as 'Apollo' gives us a gnarly, system-ready roller to enjoy, with T-Man's high energy vocal lines sitting perfectly atop the gritty bass designs below. This project also comes complete with a very spicy remix from Mystic State, who switches up the flavours with a potent, sublow recreation, taking the track down a much more stripped back avenue.
Review: Sniff my dubplate! Nuusic unleash a brand new project dedicated to special dub-level versions from the best in the game. First up on Dub Culture is this powerful shakedown from Teej. Taking the 2019 original from Grimesy and T-Man's energy-level changer 'Quantum Leap' and softening its rough edges, Teej adds a whole other layer of fatness to the subs while keeping T-Man's killer bars clear and central. This is what we call a serious remix. Oh boy.
Review: Durkle Disco, a Bristol based haven where grime, garage, hip-hop and dubstep would no long be placed in separate genre boxes. In 2011 Durkle Disco was created so these musical cousins could mingle and merge and become they're own, uncategorized sound. Paying equal respect to both producers and MCs, the label has become an unstoppable force in the world of bass. 'So Sicka' sounds like a Burial album double dropped, all the eerie atmospherics remain with a cold sense of hollowness, but there's an intense brooding buildup of energy. Emotions are heightened and there's a harsh clarity to the hard clashing drums which forces you the listen intently to each and every word spat. The 'Near' remix is has an itchy, glitchy feel with a lot more sound filling the soundscape, while the 'Mani Festo x Denham' remix has an odd stripped back aggressive house vibe that we haven't experienced before.