Review: There are many dubstep labels who have had a very productive 2018. One of these without a doubt is Artikal Music, who have excelled in their release schedule, dropping banger after banger. This latest drop from Ternion Sound makes no exception as we kick off with the mammoth title track 'Parasite 6', which stomps forward with a bag of energy, drawn from it's super powerful synth design. We get swampy next on 'Loonz', which combines dubwise delays with punchy production, before hitting the unpredictable percussive grooves of 'The Chamber'. Finally, we finish up the selection with the glitch-driven stylings of 'Nicky P', filled to the brim with electronic energy and delightful groove pockets.
Review: The Gourmet Beats team have had another fantastic year in our eyes, with some incredible EP's landing on their platform, propelling them to the top of the food chain. This latest four track extravaganza from Ternion Sound is a perfect example of the quality levels we are talking about as we kick off with the dusty vocal sampling and lethal bass chops of '5778'. Next, 'Limbo' arrives with a bag of groovy energy and smooth synthy bliss before 'Ukandu Ikandu' utilizes some extremely creative rhythmic delays for a really original creation. Finally, the warbling subs of 'Sound The Alarm' put the finishing touches on an excellent body of work.
Review: Duploc as a project have made a fantastic start to 2018, flinging out high profile steppers releases left right and centre. This time we see them team up with Minneapolis's own dubstep collective: Ternion Sound. This track entitled 'Verify Me' is a reesey warhead, built on spacey dubstyle drum foundations alongside haunting chime melodies and bulging 808 subs. This is definitely one for the dance!
Review: Ternion Sound make an impactful return on the Dank N Dirty Dubz imprint with this industrious arrangement entitled 'Mataafa'. From a production perspective it's a masterpiece, harnessing metallic distortion with powerful precision. The lead synths take the roll of sirens, wailing above a bed crunchy bass synthesisers and intricately reverberated percussive lines. Very tasty!
Review: With Duploc now being very well established as one of the most important platforms in the dubstep scene, we are very pleased to see them return with another new release, this time inviting Ternion Sound in for three tracks of dubby flavour. We begin our dive into this one by plunging into the subby structures of 'Forest Temple', packed with potent bassweight designs and spooky atmospherics, followed by the robust metallic lashings of 'Up Up'. Next, we take a stroll into the lethal VIP mix of 'Verify Me', which boasts more potent sub flavours, along with the additional VIP version of 'Yellow & Grey', an LFO driven ball of melodic flavours and crunchy grooves.
Review: Johnny Foreplay, Apparition and Nostalgia's collective force continues to thrust through 2018; following seismic sessions on Duploc and Dunk N Dirty Dubz comes this precision three piece on Chestplate. Taking us on a perfect trip through the most exciting corners of modern dubstep, the US trio kick off with a powerful rubber ball bass instant reload shockout that is "Hopeless" before getting all weirded out and theatrically dystopian on "Loft Dub" before being bid adieu by "Morgawr" a twinkling rolling wonder that perches high up on the wave scale. Hopeful.