Review: Now we have been keeping a keen eye on the Manchester scene for the last few months, primarily due to Hypho's super exciting Manuka project, fusing the dark and dingey corners of bass music with the ever-present dubstep scene. The label here introduces Tony Rocky Horror to the label, who touches down with three cracking originals, kicking off with the potent subby structures of 'Barstow', followed by the grizzly bass roars and shimmering ride cymbals of 'RedTop'. Finally, we skip into fantastic 'Titania', a metallic roller packed with unique sound design. The remixes are also on point as Sepia, OldGold and Biome all deliver some potent overhauls, rounding up another excellent selection from Manuka.
Review: Fresh from his exploits on Keep Deep and Biscuit Factory, Seattle's Tony Rocky Horror crash lands into Nurve's Macabre Unit Digital with serious four bone-rattlers. "Killing Pace" sets the tone with its swampy, sludgy bass weight relentless pushing and pushing the dance. Dig deeper for the spooked out extended graveyard break on the mechanoid drum slugger "Rathole", the tightly coiled spring funk and rubber ball bass of "Rounders" and the airier pad-surfing dream roller finale "Clawback". Don't kill people; kill your pace.
Review: Oh my, the ghostly Macabre Unit have recruited Tony Rocky Horror to deliver some eerie, left-of-field, dubstep excursions of the most foreboding calibre. The lead tune "Hydro" really is one hell of a smokin' joint, built with a hazy collection of sounds, and composed of grungy, twisted beats that lift off into outer space, and with absolutely no care for good manners or traditional arrangements. But, that's not all, because you got "Gambit", "Terraform", and "Soothsayer" to add yet more sci-fi dub to the framework. This should help you make your set stand out from the crowd, so go forth and bang this gear out. Big, bad, and recommended.
Review: The long-awaited Tony Rocky Horror EP comes in time for the most ghoulish time of year, and first things first, you've got to admire the sick artwork on this release. Larger than life drums and bass that gets deep down to another world, each track on this bumper release takes notes from the old school greats with the added benefits of a huge TRH twist. Dark, deadly and with depth enough to get emotive in parts, this is for the true heads. There's still life in dubstep yet.