Review: Wrekka is a wicked producer who tends to put a snappier spin on the current KoTR-influenced sound, his passion for whiplash drum-lines giving his tunes a unique and recognisable edge. He's now on Dutty Bass with an EP that embodies that uniqueness and all three cuts are equally biting. 'Killa Master' is packed with foreboding vibes which conspire to give this tune a dangerous ambience, an atmosphere that's cut in two with a diving bassline and cutting drum lines. 'End of the Line' is equally wispy on the intro but far deeper on the drop, a subby back end rolling through the bottom end of the range with serious penetration. A thumping bit of work.
Review: Blooming hecka, here comes Wrekka! Following recent appearances on the likes of Invicta, Dutty Bass and Breakbeats & Basslines, here come four weighty wobblesome workouts on Eternal. 'System Of Failure' is a curmudgeonly stepper with a snarling bassline and plenty of tension, 'I Will Wait' takes a well-known vocal sample and twists it into a twisted stepper before 'Judas' goes full HAM with its depth plunge bassline and tightly coiled springy breaks. Last but definitely not least is 'I Adore You' which cleverly balances a highly grotty bassline with a big euphoric vocal. Big.
Review: Celebrating his recent upgrade to a full Kevlar exoskeleton, Wrekka is back with more tekkers. Make way for 'Bulletproof', a four-track slab of bassline bliss that flexes across the sonic board. From the late 90s wobbles and minimalism of the title track to the contemporary sound design and far-out nature of 'Taffy' via the grunt and thrust of 'One Finished' and the powerful slaps and bangs of 'Brains', something tells us we'll be shooting these weapons out for a long time to come. Pull it for the bullets!
Review: Oh gosh! Few labels are delivering the future like Invicta right now. Since launching the official label in October 2020, they've been a relentless source of tomorrow talent via huge VA collections like 'Alumni', 'The Excursion' and now 'Mercury', a seven-track set from a wide range of exciting rising new-gen names. Every track is a heater but exceptional highlights include the contrast of dark and light on Drowzee's 'Free Fall', the sultry echoes and rasping electrified riff of Stoyley & Substance's 'Pressure' and Harley D & Scotty's provocative wriggler 'Bad Bitch'. Bad to the bone. And there's plenty more en route... Another massive Invicta VA drops next week!
Review: How to checka yourself before you Wrekka yourself: ensure all windows and doors of your property are locked before you press play, when you drop tracks like the juggernaut thumper 'Dark Corridors', your neighbours are going to want to steal it from you. Make sure you have a clean change of clothes because the pressure and clarity of cuts like 'Under' and the Grimms-feature creeper 'Minimal Damage' will bother your bowels. Make sure you have good company; when deeper cuts like 'Eulogy' and 'Deeper Thoughts' hit you, you're gonna need some emotional support. Sealed with a loving 'XX', Wrekka checking hard right now.
Review: Let's chat about mad things. Like when you put on a pair of jeans and find a tenner in the pocket. Or you meet the person of your dreams in the chicken shop. Or when Wrekka lays down gold like this. Four tracks, four flavours, four reasons to pray for raves to open again: 'Mad Tings' flexes on a creepy, dusty piano lick and some Rider-level bar craft. 'Big & Real' weaves up a dreamy storm of layers before dropping into a subtly grotty drop. 'Lockdown' captures the ennui of survival in 2020 with tense bell chimes and layers of bassline grumpiness while 'Money' closes the show with a sludgy, curmudgeonly bassline and sinister, creepy tones. Mad.
Review: If you can't pick up from his name that Wrekka loves to wreck dancefloors with grimey beats, then, well, he's going to make sure you know with this new EP on Dutty Bass Audio. It's a seven-track monster of a release and the scariness doesn't let up at any point throughout, as Wrekka lets loose with all barrels. 'Desert Skies' is especially sick, with a wonderfully heavy sub bass that flutters just as much as it wobbles, underpinning a whole arrangement of skipping drums and murderous synth touches. 'Arcadia' blends soulful sampling with diving sine waves, whilst Trojan is just relentlessly good. Bigups.
Review: Dutty Bass never fail to deliver and right here they've surpassed themselves with these two bumpy treats from new artist Wrekka. Two sides, two vibes, two chances to knock people sideways: "Addict" warms up with shimmering housey synths before dropping into a nice toxic sludgy roll-out while "Badboy" takes a classic Cutty Ranks vocal and smashes the nan out of it. Wrekka by name, wrecker by nature.