Review: It appears that Nomark have stumbled across a serious gem here as they invite in Two Fingers, the musical alter-ego of Amon Tobin for a very exciting new single project. Drawing influences from a thousand different areas of electronic music on this one, we are introduced to the punchy and powerful drum designs and forward thinking bass tones of 'You Ain't Down'. Operating in a half-time hip hop tempo range, this one packs some serious weight through its almost hypnotic lead melody lines and irresistible rhythmic precision, perfect for adding a touch of groove to the dancefloor.
Review: Amon Tobin calls these six tracks 'rhythms'... Bit of an understatement; we would rather describe these cuts as pure evidence that there is still so much more potential and room to explore bass music, sound design and instrumental hip-hop than most people assume. But that's not such a snappy title. Bottom line: Each cut is right at the boundaries of various genres and oozes dense, uncompromising textures that show more and more layers on every listen. Highlights include the Radioactiveman style breakbeat sword-slayer "Adrian's Rhythm" and the daft counter play of bass tones and processes on "Cashew Rhythm" but, in all honesty, there's not a dull moment throughout. Welcome back Two Fingers... Don't leave it so long next time!
Review: This one is dedicated to all the giddy aunts out there! 30 tracks of forward-focussed bass innovation from one of the most influential shows to have emerged in recent years: Noisia Radio has helped to expose so much exciting new talent and here they bring together just some of the highlights. Ranging from super experimental to absolute gully gold, among the big hitters from Noisia themselves we have trippy, drunken freestyle bass from Bleep Bloop and Tsuruda, savage break wizardry from the likes of Howitzer, 23rd century spooky funk from Samba, beautiful glitched-out steppy funk from the mighty MRSA (AKA Mat Zo) and absolutely loads more. This is an immense package of tracks right here. Just like every Noisia Radio show.