Skope's alter-ego Malux continues to chomp into the tech D&B spheres with gusto. Following his insane remix of Billain this year comes his debut on Cause4Concern's C4C imprint. One original, one remix. Naturally from such a camp they're premium, uncut gear: "False" is a whirling rolling with layers of stretched bass textures over a dangerous electrical current groove. "Dead Beat", meanwhile, sees him repurposing Optiv & CZA's 2014 wood-block mindwarper into more of a funkier cut with swaggering sandpaper bass and awesome twists on the fills. Nine thumbs up.
Fast-paced and full of intricate tweaks, neurofunk maestro Maztek's latest release features not one but two bigger than huge remixes of Cause4Concern tracks. Anybody crazy enough to take on his work should automatically become the stuff of drum and bass legend, so pay attention. Opting for more laid-back, junglist sounds in "Outlands", the techy onslaught continues in slick roller "Slap It" and rounds off with a feast for the ears with his take on "Lowlife". Packing it full of sound design quirks and meticulously crafted pops, it's not to be overlooked. Keep your eyes on this one.