Review: It's time to dive into the unusual here as Dome Of Doom welcomes the unorthodox production styles of Bleep Bloop to the table for an eight track extravaganza. We begin with the raucous glitch-driven melodies of 'Hacker', before the twisted distortion of 'Paut U 2 Sleep' and trap-style dubstep hybrid sounds of 'F12' alongside Goon Des Garcons come into play. Next, Gary Paintin gets involved in the destructive synthesizer smashes of 'Out Here', followed by super crunchy sound design and halftime drum work of 'Paying Dues' and the super unpredictable rhythmic arrangements of 'No Roof', again featuring Gary Paintin. Finally the rumbling sub structures and electro screams of 'What Are You In The Dark' make way for eerie vocal pads and lethal big room chords of 'Cromatin Landscape' to see an end to proceedings. It's unusual and we love it!
Review: The run that Second To None have been on as a label has been pretty darn impressive when we sit back and take it in, with this latest drop from founders: Vital Techniques being another perfect addition. For the title track we see them link up with the potent vocal prowess of Graft, who gets busy over a lively instrumental structure full of rhythmic snare snaps. Following this, 'Amen' provides us with some classic sounding grimey fire, dripping in explosive horn riffs and lively rhythms, before the epic string and choir combos of '2020 Vision' unleash the perfect finale. Lovely stuff
Review: The continuous expansion and growth of the footwork and juke genre-union is doing absolute wonders for the producers within it, with this latest Ripples drop from Invader Spade being an excellent look into the sound as it stands. We begin with a look at the well thought out vocal slices and smooth chord structures of 'More Feels' before 'Nebulous' takes a much more hip-hop influenced approach with well chopped melodic grooves laying atop high energy drum rolls. Next, more sampled goodness as the uplifting plucks and vibrant harmonies of 'Show Some Love' come into play, before the jukey genius of 'Why U Nva Call Me?' with it's pitched up vocal lines see this one out with a fantastic finale.
Review: As far as we can see, the team at Hyperboloid have really unearthed a diamond of a project with this one as they welcome Raumskaya in for an extremely tasty creation, as he unveils his spectacular 'Eco' album. As a project, this is a perfect showcasing of the exploration into electronic music and just how good the weird and wonderful can be. From the emotive yet thumping designs of 'Flame Threshold' and 'Melt Me' to the stunning soundscape work of 'Int' and 'Pristine', it covers so many themes and ticks so many boxes. For us, the standouts include the bubbling rhythms and spacey textures of the title track 'Eco', alongside the haunted pulsing stabs of 'None'. It's a top quality project to say the least!
Review: The consistency of Wisdom Teeth really is something to behold as they bring us this stunning six track experience from Shielding under the LP title 'Collecting Seaweed'. Right from the off we are greeted by the stunning pad structures of 'Dunsta', organic percussion and flickering melodies of 'Grass Snow Rain' and constantly expanding soundscapes of 'Mossa' to give us an instant feeling of finesse. From here, the minimal drums and sweeping synth expressions of 'Reserv' keep the good vibes going, followed by groovy rhythms of 'Timekeeper' and finally the outstanding harmonic arrangements of '111 Ways' which provides us with a synthetic experience to see out a phenomenal body of work. Amazing!