Review: Scott Allen's Soul Deep out of sunny Los Angeles has established itself as one of the hottest labels, bringing quality drum & bass to all lovers of the style. The label features a number of talented artists and a diverse sound, with songs from many different styles within the genre. Whether it's deep, liquid, jazzy, or atmospheric: Soul Deep is committed to releasing timeless songs that satisfy the soul. Underdog returns to Soul Deep with four deep liquid grooves that sport that signature sound. On the Dusty Strings EP, he throws down an emotive roller on the title track, while "Port Of Shadows" channels that classic Soul:R vibe or even that of the late great Marcus Intalex. Finally "All They Need" features some wah-wahed Sitar for added psychedelic effect on this funky and dramatic stepper.
Review: Soul Deep invite another exciting new artist to the bulging family roster: Underdog. Hailing from parts unknown, he's unleashed a serious knowledge of D&B heritage and weight with four blistering Bristol flavoured works of timelessness. "Find The Groove" is all about the flabby double bassline that wouldn't go amiss in a Utah Jazz dubplate, "Squid" is all about the heads down cosmic groove that the likes of Bungle used to smash 10 years ago while "No Words" rolls with light jazz horn flutters. Finally "Tippy" brings it all together with the double bass, big string echoes and tripped out downpitched horn work. Woof!
Review: Once again Soul Deep deliver a brand new artist: Nothing is known about Underdog right now besides the fact he makes velvet D&B and pays very close attention to the drums. "When I First Saw You" squares full emphasis on the swinging, brushed drum breaks as fluttering jazzy samples float by dreamily. "Not Necessary" takes us even deeper with big wavy washes and more cymbal-smashing rhythm energy. "Just You" shows a different side to Underdog with more of a loopy, mid-2000s Alix Perez feel to the sharp sample sass while "Lonely Village" brings us to an emotional finale with a lush lolloping double bass, rattling snares and a restrained sense of mourning. Everybody loves an Underdog.