It looks like the White Peach team have pulled another gem out of the hat with this latest collection from Lofy, who arrives in style with four glamorous creations. First up, Oneman gets involved on 'Foretold', an eerie, choir-driven thrill ride through dissonant harmonies and flutey backdrops. From here, the regal horn sweeps and dubwise vocal FX of 'Asakusa' gives us a trippy punch to savour, with the bubbling arpeggios and chiming melodic inputs of 'Mortician' following closely. Finally, a monstrous masterclass as 'Grizzly' deploys a lethal reese-synth lead, topped off with haunted harmonic placements and thudding drum drops, giving us a very vibrant outro indeed!
It's very rare that Dub Killer makes his way onto the Juno store and disappoints, with this latest drop on Subline Audio once again doing the business. The original drop takes the title 'Russian Warships', giving us a grizzly backdrop of potent bass energy and super-precise drum processing, topped with wartime radio samples for an overall eerie feel. The party is then taken into a different dimension following this however as Abstract Sonance gives this one a much dub-infused overhaul, focussing on dizzy drum delays and thumping horn stabs. A seriously cool pair of weapons here!
The Infernal Sounds team can always be trusted to deliver a serious heavyweight banger, which is exactly what they have arrived with here, welcoming Grawinkel inside for three system thumpers. We open up with the wonky syncopated chords and potent LFOs of 'Algorythm', which immediately sends us into a dizzying blur of circulating melodies and bass action. We then dive into a slightly slower creation next as the industrial drum thumps and lethal low ends of 'Piston Eater' make themselves known with a vibrant arrival, switching up the flavour for something a little outside the box. Finally, the drippy drums and warbling bass rotations of 'The Future' deliver a swampy outro, rounding off a very well thought out collection that is sure to cause a serious level of dancefloor damage!
Vantage have been on fire of late, with this latest addition to the catalogue from Chad Dubz again raising the bar even higher. Opening up with 'Rain', this intro is a kickstarter with a stunning backdrop of flickering melodic drones and sweeping pads, all leading towards a super-precise breakdown, full of chiming instrumentation and fluttering strings. We then stretch into the dubwise next as 'Be With You' launches with more melancholy backdrops, stuffed full of eerie piano chords and bone-chilling vocal lines. The project then rounds off on a much more aggy tip, with 'Cold' delivering the goods, doused in choir-infused chords and a gnarly bassline down below for good measure. Wicked stuff all around!
The Smoking Session crew have collected up a positively potent collection of sizzlers for this one as the combined flavours of both LJ & Paul Domino are brought forward for a delightful four track journey. We open up with the trippy chord progressions and dubwise FX delays of 'Purple Sound', which sets the tone nicely from the jump. From here, 'Saturn' sends us to the stars with a glittering backdrop above pumping sub prods, before 'Colour Blind' sends us down under for a jittering journey through percussion and thudding bassline pulses. The whole EP is then rounded off nicely with the typically dub-influenced chord pops and chomping drum crunches of 'Invisible', putting the final touches on a very smooth four track box. Fabulous stuff!
It's always exciting to see a new drop land in the store from the FKOF team, who have consistently unveiled system-ready warblers over the past few years, with this latest arrival from Basura being ready to stomp the subs into pieces. We open up with the monstrous bass tones and dizzying low ends of the title track 'Onslaught', which through delicate percussive stabs and moody atmospheric manoeuvres gives us one hell of a start. From here, 'Last Words' then ups the intensity even more with a marvellously swampy bassline, covering the low end of the mix in potent sweeping subs, with jittering percussion above then leading the way into 'Secrets', a much more stripped back design, focussing on arpeggiating synthesisers and eerie soundscapes. Finally, the twisted sounds of Dalek One join the party on 'Exacerbated', a super gnarly design, with distorted metallic bass sounds playing a raucous lead role to round it off with a slap
About Dubstep: Originating from South London during the early to mid-2000's, dubstep has without a doubt become one of the UK's most beloved musical outputs. With the roots of genre planted firmly across both system culture and the darker side of garage, dubstep's rise to worldwide notoriety between 2009 and 2015 was something very special to behold indeed. Based around 140BPM, with elements from all over world music, it is a sound that travels across so many spectrums of sound. All of these areas tend to united over a love of a pounding sub bass, sometimes focussed more on harsher, tearout sounds across the water, with the UK tending to lean towards a more dubwise soundscape.