Review: It's always an exciting thing to see the Duploc team leap into action, with this new compilation entitled 'BLXCKTXPES' being a ferocious way to kick start 2022. Featuring a range of artists, this project explores the underbelly of dubstep's most grizzly soundsmiths, with the likes of Infekt, Ternion Sound, Mesck, MYTHM, Wraz, Substrada & Widow all playing vital roles and supplying us with sub-shaking originals, adding even more firepower to Duploc's already stacked arsenal of a catalogue. Our highlights for this one would have to include the floating synthesizer sweeps and angelic pad textures of Ternion Sound's 'Vision Quest', which again gives us a fabulous journey through more mellow dubstep themes, alongside the unpredictable percussive twists and aggressive string designs of 'Smile Lines' from Oxossi. What a selection it is!
Review: It's been a monstrous year for the Ternion Sound trio, who here return for one final dosage of dubstep delight, welcoming three experienced sonic-surgeons inside for a set of tasty 'Dovetail' remixes. First on the list, we take a look at Kursa's electronic overhaul, focussing heavily on grizzly electronic pulsing basses and scattered breakbeat-style drum switches, giving the whole track a truly shocking feel. Next, the infamous Bukez Finezt delivers a system-busting recreation, showcasing the pure genius of Bukez' synthetic thought process and abstract rhythmic ideas. Finally, the legendary Reso makes his return to give 'Dovetail' a jungle-inspired overhaul, focussing in on industrial bass sounds and scattered drum designs to unleash a seriously potent original, rounding out the EP with a splash of high-tempo finesse. Excellent work.
Review: The Ternion Sound crew are back in business, and as ever with a Manuka release, they have this time come at the EP building process with something a little bit different in mind. We begin with a breaks-inspired epic with 'The Summoning', a gorgeous display of rhythmic prowess and top quality drum arrangement, delivering an extra dash of flavour through it's spacey pad harmonics in the upper frequencies. Next, Vandull jumps onto the tour bus for a wicked vocal collaboration of 'Watch', unleashing a devilish display of high energy lyricism and rave-ready flows atop another breaksy driver of an instrumental. From here, we hear a more interesting twist on the breaksy sound as a heavily pitched vocal line takes a lead role alongside more nostalgic chord progressions on 'Just Want U Close', before the Benga-like bleeps and eerie pad textures of 'Illusory Contours' see out the EP with a dash of dubstep flavour for good measure.
Review: Well when we say Duploc are on fire, we couldn't be more accurate than on this latest link up as ENiGMA Dubz is joined by a fabulous host of friends for two incredible remix creations. First up, ENiGMA himself steps forward on remix duty for 'Wayside', originally crafted by the combined talents of Hebbe, Melle & Mr.K. He twists and reformats this one into a haunted basin of horror-core synth work and delicate drum tap dances, giving us something truly unique. On the flip, the inevitable Ternion Sound arrive just in time to send 'The Eyes' through the remix blender, unleashing an earth shattering combo of bass pulses and flamboyant LFO swipes, providing a potent match for the A-side. Awesome stuff!
Review: Over the past few years, there haven't been many labels or dubstep-centric projects who have been able to keep as up to date with the scene as a whole then the legendary Duploc. They came together for this new compilation project with the title 'Identity Of Dubstep', exploring the best of their previous creations. There's no doubting this one's potent tracklisting, which features corkers from the archives with artists such as ENiGMA Dubz, Juss B, SBK, Surreal, Ternion sound, Dalek One & more providing fearsome additions. As this is a compilation to celebrate the full depth of the label's catalogue, we felt it important to highlight tracks that may slip past people, with our favourites including the grizzly LFO expressions of Sweepa's 'The Circle', alongside the wonky rhythms and downright dirty bass designs of Sam Cosmic's 'Stickin Ona Rock', which again explores the more raucous side of the dubstep spectrum. A fantastic anthology of dubstep flavour.
Review: Now we have known just how good Ternion Sound are for a hot minute, so seeing them link up with the impeccable Duploc dons for a collaborative four tracker was always going to be an enjoyable experience. First up, they welcome ENiGMA Dubz inside for the monstrous bass design and lethal synthesizer action of 'The Engineers' before the themes shift to a much more melodic place on 'Mediator' which sees Opus arrive with a smashing introduction, doused in blippy pad textures throughout. Next, Lost joins the party for the gnarly LFO designs we find within 'Catacombs', a system-busting original perfect for the 5AM ravers, before the haunting synth pulses and twisted dissonant harmonics of 'Heart Machine' give us a hard-hitting closer. It's Ternion at their best and we can't get enough.
Review: We have often spoken about how excited we are to hear new Infernal Sounds projects, with today's being the cherry on the top of a very exciting year so far. Having had them as guests on The JunoDownload podcast, we knew this drop was going to be a bit crazy, as they unveil twelve storming originals from some of the biggest names to grace the label, including the likes of Fiend, Causa, Bukkha, J:Kenzo, Sabab, Ternion Sound & more, all delivering power dubstep creations and upping the levels from one track to the next. The entire tracklisting is crazy, but our standouts would have to include firstly the warbling synthesizer rattles of Nova's 'Calivate', a storming original that really hits home on where dubstep is today. We would also have to include the gnarly electronic melodies of 'Gutta' from Dark Tantrums, alongside the more subtle chord structures and syncopated bliss of Oxossi's 'Wyldin'.
Review: It has been very hard for anyone to keep pace with the Manuka imprint in recent times as their incredible run of super-popular releases continues to rage on, this time welcoming some of the label's regular performers inside for a four-track compilation drop. We begin our dive with a look at the twisted percussive manoeuvres and aquatic atmospheric pressures of 'Guilty' from Biome, before we recognize Rakjay's catchy vocal additions over the fluttering arpeggios of 'Lowe It', produced by label founder: Hypho. From here we move into Ternion Sound's contribution in 'There Is A Cost', a sweeping breaksy display of power, before Xakra unleashes his synthetic wonders on 'Some Of Us' to see the EP out in style.
Review: Crossing the Atlantic in style each and every time, Ternion Sound are back at it again, this time unleashing a sumptuous new four track delight for the dons at Artikal Music. We begin with the hypnotic synth twists and amazonian atmospheric delays of 'The 14th', which unleashes a raucous display of percussive power, before 'Parasite VIP' delivers an outstanding piece of dirty dubstep production. Following this 'Smoke Em out' brings forward more sweeping pad textures to add an eerie sense of depth to the EP, before the fluttering flute lines and dubbed snare delays of 'Far North Dub' puts the final touches on one of the strongest releases from the Ternion camp we have ever seen!
Review: We want to know what's in the water up there in Manchester, because the Manuka team seem to not be putting a foot wrong with their recent releases, including this corking new three tracker from Ternion Sound, who send the garage sound to the blender across some incredibly original creations. We begin with 'Exploration 52', a futuristic slice up of garage themes, stuffed with groovy melodic switch ups and an unpredictable selection of beatstops, keeping the ravers on their toes start to finish. Next up, 'Spiral' deploys a much more dungeon-like vibe as big, bulky kick drums clear the way for catchy synth jolts and high ended melody lines. Finally, the cherry that belongs atop the cake emerges with the raucous breakbeat designs of 'Find & Kill', an instant explosion of rave-ready dynamite, rounding this one off with a bang!
Review: Alix Perez's 1985 sets the bar again... Edition 3 is another instalment of their spotless V/A series which covers the label's broad range of shades. This one is a game of two halves as the first five tracks flex around the 140 region with crucial slabs from Halogenix's Lordel alias and dubstep men of the moment Ternion Sound. Meanwhile the second half flips to D&B with a whole clutch of impressive designs; Visages' "Memories" is a mournful stepper, Bredren get bad-ass with the thumpy, bumpy "Only One", Machinedrum brings some outstanding soul on "Braided Leaves" and Perez delivers three of his finest. Bring on Edition 4.
Review: To look back over the last 18 months of Duploc releases would take us hours and hours, but we are sure we wouldn't be disappointed to do so. Their consistency and efficiency has set a fantastic example to the rest of the dubstep scene, which is why we couldn't wait to dive into this brand new mega compilation entitled 'Duuplates Collection'. Featuring a tracklisting consisting of stepper heavyweights such as Rygby, Ternion Sound, Hebbe, Mr. K and more, we knew we were in for a treat from the off. The project is a goliath in its field showcasing twenty bombshells, certain to cause havoc in dances worldwide. Our immediate stand outs would have to include the crunchy drum slaps and hypnotic chime melodies of 'You Said' from ColtCuts, alongside the highly energetic vocal switches and lethal bass drives of 'Left Behind', a masterpiece from ENiGMA Dubz. Incredible work!
Review: We are huge fans of the Duploc movement here at Juno Download, especially when they continue to roll out projects as powerful as this one as they unveil twelve war-inspired remixes. The roster they boast is outstanding, with the likes of Pushloop, ENiGMA Dubz, Rygby, Ourman and more all getting involved with some tasty overhaul involvement. For us there are two clear standouts from this one, including Ternion Sounds subtle yet hard hitting refix of 'The Eyes' from ENiGMA Dubz, alongside Dalek One's glitch-driven reimagining of 'Seek War', originally put together by Ghostek. This is Duploc at their absolute best and we can't get enough!
Review: Part three is upon us as Deep Dark & Dangerous unveil the final piece of the puzzle in their latest release line with 'Dangerous', showcasing the most rawcus sounds on their roster. The line up for this one is sublime, with heavyweight names such as CITY1, Ternion Sound, Lost, Dank Frank, DayZero and SubDocta all being drafted in to showcase their unique skill sets. The project as a whole bleeds creativity and musical innovation, with particular points of interest coming in DMVU's incredibly swampy 'Dem Fi Kno' original, which unleashes a wash of pungent synthesizer sweeps and impactful percussive inputs, alongside the unpredictable electronic brilliance of 'Arc' from Computerbeats. This compilation series has been truly magnificent to take in and is a real testament to the DD&D commitment to pushing dubstep forward.
Review: As ever with the Duploc team, we are in for a serious treat on this one as we see the incredibly popular creations of Ternion Sound link up with the ever-ready Smith for a volatile collaboration. This one takes it back to a really old school dubstep sound, amassing an unstoppable force of well chiseled LFO instruments, let loose to roam freely above a hard hitting sub-bass synthesizer and crunchy drum episodes. This one is certain to inject a dab of additional energy into any 140BPM set.
Review: It appears, to nobody's surprise, that Ternion Sound have gone and done it again, landing on the dubstep behemoth: Deep Dark & Dangerous for a scrumptious four track offering. We begin with a dive into the incredibly punchy drum work and eerie melodic twists of the title track 'Know Thyself', followed my the more harmonic journey of 'Hallowed'. The drum design throughout this EP is pretty flawless, with the scattered marching rhythms of 'Ah Fer Fuck' giving us a real injection of energy before 'They're Coming' deploys a monstrously mighty set of bass tones and percussive manoeuvres to round things off nicely.
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: 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: 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: 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.
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!