Review: Now, this latest project from Dev79 goes by the name of 'Can't Fit In A Box', and we really feel that despite it being exactly what is says on the tin, Black Marble Collective have swapped boxes with Pandora as carnage in unleashed. This one kicks of with 'You & I Is Us', which features additional vocal work from MC Elixir, layering his potent vocals over a jukey, breaks hybrid, destined to damage dances. This is then followed strongly by the energetic vocal stabs of '215 Alive' and the hardcore nostalgia contained within the arrangement of 'Emerald Tree Boa'. finally, 'Where Kings Are Bred' strips everything back to cool bass sounds and breakbeats, rounding every up with a dash of finesse.
Review: Within electronic music, Black Marble Collective have a pretty impeccable reputation for releasing incredibly forward thinking music, a mindset that is displayed to its maximum throughout this brand new LP from DJ Ends. From start to finish this one encapsulates a truly delicate approach to electronic music, from the gorgeous chord movements of 'Broken Piano' and stunning synth work of 'Empty Space' to perfected vocal work on 'More Beautiful'. The project displays mastery, patience and to put it simply, pure elegance. We loved every second, with additional highlights being the lofi genius of 'Ikodiko' and truly stunning soundscaping of 'Episode 8'. Incredible stuff.
Review: Black Marble collective are back at it again, here ready to continue their impressive run of releases with the latest drop from Frenquency, unveiling eight brand new corkers, showcasing a large range of styles within the footwork expanse. Throughout the release we see a number of wicked features, including Bankster on 'U Want', BSN Posse on the junglistic 'My World', Atactic on the spooky overtones of 'Soundbwoi Dead' and Taro on the colourful chord movements of 'Gamelan People'. For us, the two stand out recordings on this one have to be the crunchy yet super atmospheric 'Fluencia', followed by the super percussive swings of 'Tokyodesu'.
Review: It appears that the Black Marble Collective are keen to kick off 2020 in the same way they left 2019, as they unleash this stunning body of work from Raumskaya, a Moscow-based producer who has been turning quite a few heads. Between the crunchy drum expanses and bubbling melodic layout of 'Addicted To Love' we kick off with a flying start, followed by faux-d&B drum rhythms of 'Doggone Girl' and EDM-inspired big room synth pads of 'Easy Easy'. Finally, we finish off with more sumptuous sounds as 'Clouds' supplies us with a gorgeous combination of soft pads and vocal delays. It's as smooth as you like!
Review: The team at Black Marble Collective have maintained an incredibly consistent high standard throughout the course of 2019, with this latest compilation providing the cherry for the metaphorical cake they really do deserve. They assemble a goliath 16 track collection including original heat from the likes of DJ Ends, Jah Bliddie, Andrew DIFF, Dev79 and more. For us there are a couple of stand out favourites, including 6Blocc's incredibly emotive rethink 'For Life', originally featuring A.Fruit. We also love the rave-ready basslines of Dom Corleone's 'Yo Body' VIP mix and the junglist slices of 'Underground' from Alexandre.