Review: For the seventh edition of the extremely versatile Foto Sounds catalogue additions, we see the label welcome the enigmatic sounds of Unkey, a Bristol-based producer with a rich history of top quality multi-genre releases. This time around he unleashes some long awaited dubstep fire, kicking off with the gnarly bass roles and constantly shifting soundscapes of the title track 'Cobra Club; before 'Wind Dancer' unleashes some powerful reesey goodness with a hard hitting feel, complete with eastern-inspired melodic slides and powerful percussive arrangements. Finally, we are given the VIP mix of 'Listen', which unleashes some moogy bass action on a much stricker half-time rhythm, adding a final twist to the direction of the EP as a whole.
Review: We have been keenly awaiting the return of Unkey, who is ready to take off a few heads with this brand new three track care-package, courtesy of Drop Foto Sounds. We kick off firstly with a look at the minimal LFO structures and subtle sub pressures of 'Baggage Drop', an industrial 140 weapon. Next, we leap into the stuttered rhythms and lethal synth leads Ruff's 'VIP' mix, sure to cause a ruckus in any rave. Finally, the shiting bass tones of 'Barrage Balloon' provide us with another tasty addition, rounding off this EP in style and welcoming Unkey back with a real impact!
Review: 18 months have passed since Bristol beatcamp Durkle Disco last compiled a "Definitions" EP. Once again the quality and levels of talent are high as Boycott busses up the best dynamics of trap, grime and dubstep for a lean, mean slaying machine they call "HK '87", Daffy & Gundam's "Bio Schematics" continues the stripped back prangish tones Durkle have made their signature with the equally alarming "Bio Schematics". Deeper into the EP we hit purring 808 soul from Denham Audio before getting the chop from Unkey on the icy stepper "Karate Club". Black belt business.
Review: Although its name and type font suggest that its music ought to be showered in '70s disco glitter and flared jeans, Bristol's Durkle Disco actually deals in militant bass sketches by a wide spectrum of young talent from around the globe. As they usually do, Durkle have put together a compilation, except that this latest one represents more of a house flavour compared to some of their recent outings. The opener "Armed" by Body Trouble is actually a seriously fitting piece of stutter house to what unfolds further on in the release; you should check out Unkey's broken garage on "Pho Par", the gorgeous neobass swirls of "Broken" by Jubley, and Lamont's house grime in the string-led "Other Side".
Review: The fresh-faced Daffy & Unkey duo make their debut on Bristol's Durkle Disco for the label's twelfth outing with four raucous neo-dubstep cuts. The first, "Hustlin'" is a true head jerker, all high-speed and revved up to the max for teeth grinding; "Night Terrors" is swamped, squelching on the bottom-end and utterly nasty, while Unkey goes in alone with the broken, clap-heavy beast that is "Come To Bury You". There's also two further rewirings of "Hustlin", one by Glacci and the other by Arcane Soul.