Review: It's rare that we find ourselves disappointed with a Deep Dark & Dangerous release, who appear to be able to do no wrong at the moment, a feeling amplified by this magnificent display from Konka. We begin with the dungeon-ready bass growls and warbling low-ended displays of 'Annix', which sets the tone for the EP pretty quickly. Next, the bass-bin-bending synthesizer blows of 'Plane Shifter' unleash a monstrous display of sonic power, before the alien-like reese tones of the title track 'War With The Devil' continue the dungeon-ready theme. From here, the sharpened drum processing of 'Scavenger' gives us a refreshing switch up, without losing any of that sub-bass potency, before 'This Sound' delivers a rib cage-rattling finale, rounding off a seriously impressive display.
Review: There is a lot to be said for the incredible levels of consistency being shown by the Encrypted Audio team and this latest three track delight from S0LID is yet another showcasing of that, exploring the darker side of dubstep with some serious finesse. We begin with 'Blind Spot' a sub-heavy submarine ride through aquatic percussion and deep sub-waves, fluttering between gnarly LFO's and haunted melodic twists, before the oldschool wobbly bass-tones of 'Grudge' give us something with a much more throwback feel. Finally, the party completely switches as 'Escape' unveils a shivering half-time extravaganza, moving between fluid basslines and acidic jitters, rounding us off with a dash of mystery.
Review: What a link up we have here, as the very much in-form sounds Yoofee are joined by the definition of consistency in 140-based music: White Peach Records. This is another display to knock your block off as 'Wings' arrives firstly with a spectacular display of fluttering woodwind and organic claps, followed by a system-busting masterclass in 'Wahhh', which deploys a lethal array of jittering sub-bass maneuvers, landing with instant impact. Next, the lively arpeggio action and shuffling drum beats of 'Fermata' takes the EP on a more stripped back path, before the eerie synth sweeps and bulging subs below 'Czeck Mystik' deliver one last guttural punch to send the dancefloor into a ruckus. Awesome stuff from Yoofee and another heavy-hitter for the White Peach catalogue.