Review: A legend returns to the fray with this one, as Wheel & Deal pull out another banging drop, this time welcoming DMZ co-founder and all around dubstep demon: Coki. It's been a little minute since his last release, but this two-part display shows that he's still able to throw down with the best of them, with 'Ground Pounder' being a crunchy combination of lethal synthetic warbles and face-melting drum slaps. On the flip side to that, 'The Creed' delivers a much more eerie display, adding an emotive choir layer into the arrangement style for an extra sense of demonic harmony. Both tracks are instant system slappers and it's always good to see releases from the legend that is Coki.
Review: We were over the moon to see that Koan Sound, one of the most respected electronic production outfits in the UK, have finally made their return release, courtesy of the Vision Recordings team. It's safe to say that this is a pretty mind boggling selection, kicking off with a system-thumping half-time masterpiece of a title track entitled 'Chronos'. The levels of clarity these guys are able to pump into their synthy goliaths are off the scale, with 'Red Shift' following up with another reesey punch of production wizardy. Next, 'Traverse' takes a more minimal approach without losing any of the potency, with 'Aeon' giving us a storming finale, focussing on a much more harmonic side things. The champions have returned.
Review: It's always exciting to see legends return to the game, so when we saw that Kromestar was back with another show stopping two track delight, we simply had to get involved. We begin this drop from the Nebula Music Group with 'RIse Up' a fantastic display of call and respond within two synthesizer pulses, which give the whole track a really vibrant feel, like it never stops moving. On the flip side, we hear Kromestar switch as only Kromestar can, with 'Real Ones' combining dubbed out piano chords with haunting vocal lines and stiff sub-bass expressions below to give it some serious welly. It's another successful two track display from one of dubstep music's real legends.