Review: The run of form we have found Sentry to be on over the past few months has been pretty astonishing, with their consistency levels hitting an all time high. They return here for a fantastic collaboration EP, kicking off with Boylan & Logos linking up for a sizzling sub-heavy roller entitled 'Orders', jam packed with lethal snare pumps and a steadily progressing LFO line that just breathes energy. The party expands on the next track as Slimzee & U.S.F join Boylan for the high energy drum expanses and rattling bass tones of 'The Mould'. These two tracks work perfectly as a pairing and fit precisely into the sound that Sentry have been pushing!
Eddy Seven & Polly Yates - "La Petite Mort" - (4:35) 112 BPM
The All Seeing Eye - (3:41) 140 BPM
Eddy Seven & JMan - "Deep In The Jungle" - (4:37) 140 BPM
Technology - (3:39) 140 BPM
Look To The Future - (5:42) 140 BPM
Junction - (5:03) 140 BPM
Negative To Positive - (5:02) 140 BPM
Roman Road - (4:10) 140 BPM
Trash Trap - (4:36) 140 BPM
Alladin - (4:36) 140 BPM
Delhi Trotter - (5:32) 140 BPM
Sahara - (4:08) 140 BPM
Violet - (4:36) 140 BPM
Review: As far as dubstep labels go, there aren't many with the same infectious mindset as Hatched, who continue to pump incredibly high-quality music out there with impeccable speed. Their latest offering comes to us from Eddy Seven, who smashes together a stunning 13 track selection, showcasing just how varied and forward-thinking the dubstep sound can be in 2020. From the electronic blips of 'Technology' and swirling middle-eastern melodies of 'Delhi Trotter' to the minimal sub textures and percussive sub rumbles of 'Junction', this project covers the full spectrum with serious finesse. Our favourites have to include Look To The Future for its sinister tones, the big room bass slams of 'Ready For The Winter', alongside the sweeping vocal melodies and emotive harmonies of 'Violet'. Amazing work!
Review: Over the years we really have seen nothing short of an excellent display from ENiGMA Dubz, whose sound has grown to include garage, grime and more over the years. This time around he's back in his home territory however as he lands on Dub Sector for three potent stepper originals. We begin with a look into the winding basslines and unpredictable dubby snare delays of 'Steppas' before the title track 'Greedy Gutz' throws out some super nostalgic wobbling synth sounds, reminiscent of early Coki, combined with the acidic melodies that follow. Finally, we dive down a deep and dangerous route as 'Descending' rounds us off with some stunning low end processing and metallic reverbs. It's an incredible return to dubstep for ENiGMA Dubz, who appears to be able to do very little wrong at the moment!
Review: Next up on the listings for the ever-ready Encrypted Audio we see them welcome a fabulous array of dubstep talent as Ether, Samba and Chokez arrive for two cracking heaters. First of all, we hear Samba & Chokez join forces to provide a dungeon-ready rethink of Ether's 'Dafunk', lining it with glistening melodic chimes and high energy hi-hat lines. On the flipside, we hear the two go out on original duty with the haunted synthesizer designs and spooky atmospheric pressings of '2', which gives us a great example of just how lethal Samba & Chokez can be. Overall these are two fabulous additions to the incredibly reliable Encrypted Audio catalogue!
Review: We know full well how good a run the team at Iron Shirt Recordings have been on, so when we saw they had announced this monumental eight track selection from High Dude, we couldn't wait to get stuck in. The introduction takes the title 'Breathing' and is a perfect way to kick off proceedings with it's dripping textures and minimal design, with 'Hidden From the Masses' following up with more stunning percussive work and 'Hiccup' then moving the LP forward with an array of swampy bass textures.The project then intensifies heavily on 'Beyond The Horror', bringing more potent synth arrangements to the forefront along with eerie vocal samples, leading us into the half-time D&B drum patterns and intense side-chaining of 'Probity' and aquatic drum timbres of 'Clandestine'. Finally, two bangers to conclude our journey, as 'Chosen Solitude' provides us with some unorthodox, garage inspired drum switches alongside moogy bass plucks, followed by the minimal yet intriguing bass curls and percussive space of 'Omon Gon Oson'. What a project it is!
Style Me Guide (feat Rider Shafique) - (4:37) 140 BPM
Style Me Guide (feat Rider Shafique - Kelly Dean remix) - (5:27) 140 BPM
Bufo Alvarius (original mix) - (4:13) 140 BPM
Bufo Alvarius (Deafblind remix) - (4:37) 140 BPM
Review: Well what a combo this is as we see the potent production duo of Hypho & Xakra link up in style as they land on the ever-ready Encrypted Audio imprint for a four track masterclass. To kick us off, Rider Shafique is inside for a super catchy roller by the name of 'Style Me Guide' for which Hypho & Xakra supply us with a stunning, slower tempo dubstep-style arrangement, dripping in electronic sauce and providing the perfect amount of room for Shafique to do what he does best. Kelly Dean then steps in to provide us with a more dungeon-ready remix of this one before we move into warbling textures and blippy melodics of 'Bufo Alvarius', providing a nice contrast from the A-side. Finally, Deafblind gets involved for a lofi rethink of 'Deafblind' to put the final touches on a glistening selection.
Review: Well this sure is a combo to get excited about as the futuristic production stylings of MungK find a home on the super consistent Instigate Recordings for three weighty new originals. We kick off with the very well named 'Acid' a moog-heavy pulsating thrill ride of synthetic experimentation over swampy, pulsating 140 drum work. From here, 'Glitch' arrives with a fabulous display of floaty pad textures and grizzly 808 bass kicks topped with distant rave chords, followed up by the interesting drum designs and bubbling synth melodies of 'Modular' to round off another impressive body of work from all involved.
Review: For this latest tasty link we see Nova land on Plantpower for a selection of super nostalgic dubstep jams, channeling the more introspective ends of the genre into two potent original creations. We kick off with the glittering percussive inputs and breezy chord pushes of 'Caffeine Dub' which casts images of early Anti-Social Music sets into our minds with it's delicacy and subtle delights. On the flip, we dive into a much more percussive design as 'Reincarnate' brings forward bouncy congas and choppy rhythmic maneuvers to inject some OG dubstep energy into the dance! It's a fantastic two tracker and a top quality tribute to dubsteps origins!
Review: Whenever we see the Artikal imprint appear in the forthcoming releases section of the store we can't help getting a tad excited, and this latest four tracker from Sabab is the perfect example as to why. We kick off with the dungeon-ready sub warbles and dubby drum delays of 'System Skank', followed by the intense bassline LFO's and eerie, distant atmospheric pad structures of 'Piercing White Light'. The haunted feelings continue as we move forward with the spacey snare smacks and grizzly synthesizer designs of 'Fittest Of The Fittest', reminding us of early Dub Police work, with the EP then rounding out with 'Unity', a futuristic dubwise adventure, driven forward by extensive chord delays and an overall chilling feel.
Review: With roots dug very deep into dubstep culture, we are always thrilled to see the After Dark Music team back in action, this time unleashing this killer four tracker from Split who delivers some devilish delights indeed. We kick off with the haunting melodic twists and high energy drum shuffles of the title track 'Demon Choirs', which through its unique compositional value kicks us off in serious style. This is then chased up by both the heavyweight sub & snare drops of 'Evil In Town' and the raucous synth explosions of 'Hammer It Down' which takes the EP to a whole new level. Finally, the aquatic basslines and subtle percussive flicks of 'Organic' arrive just in time to calm down proceedings with an exquisite exit.
Review: Grime is most definitely in a position of growth right now, as we see numerous artists grow and expand their brand, with Tigs being one of the names of the tip of the scenes tongues. This latest project sees him run riot over the drill-like bass ascensions and hypnotic melodic chimes of the instrumental behind 'Chessboxin', taking the sound somewhere a little more experimental. The track also features the rapidly rising vocal patterns of SBK, who supplies high energy verses that sit very atop a busy instrumental structure. This release also comes complete with the standalone instrumental, which most certainly holds its own in a 140 set.