Bolton's Digital Abyss are committed to releasing the 'deepest and dirtiest bass' and with the Dark Matter EP it seems their A&R skills are on fire. This EP compiles output by six different producers, all of whom have a mastered various forms of bass and house. Highlights include the Green-Velvet-goes-4x4 vibes of Aaron Jackson's killer "Stank", Burkie's totally warped garagey take on Robin S' "Show Me Love" and the stark, precise and sinewy UKG of Nick Hannam's "Shapes".
Six slabs of hybrid bass so big they can temporarily shut down the sun, Abyss dig deep into the future with their latest multi-artist collection. Nick Hannam's "Stumblin" struts and shakes with a Chris Lorenzo feel, all waspy high end bass and an overweight groove. Hott Like Detroit get their ghetto shake on with a B.I.G sample hook, Oris Nutone quenches his thirst on the endless 90s drinking fountain with "Keep On Dancing" while X5 Dubs chugs up a frenzy with a bassline house jam so thick you could crush a car. Finally Samantha Loveridge lays down a slinky jam that wouldn't have gone amiss on Get Physical 10 years ago while Mike Jones provides the essential hands-up cut of the set with "Long Time" thanks to its reflective chords, classic wailing vocals and sinewy acid bassline.
Having developed a sterling reputation in the UKG and dubsteppy side of the bass game, Abyss continue to mark their territories in the housier side of the low-end spectrum. Digging deep into all four-four-flavours, here the Bolton-based imprint explore early noughties electro ("Side Effects") sassy classy US garage ("Killa Sound" and "Sunrise") deep driving Get Physical-minded tech ("Deception"), chuggy warehouse melting bass house ("Booty") and sense-blurring, Bill Withers-sampling naughtiness ("No Sunshine"). Expand your mind, body and playlist.
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