Review: The reign of Duploc continues to expand as we are here greeted with their 27th official release, and it packs just as much potency as the first one they ever put together. They here employ the darkened production stylings of 207, who touches down with two absolutely lethal originals, the first of which goes by the name of ''DSP'. Through a high energy combination of gnarly reese growls and stalwart drum sounds, this one marches forward with some serious pace. On the flip, 'Jungle Lizard' does just as much damage, focussing more of extended, distorted bass tones and war-like drum designs. Crunchy stuff!
Review: Acclaimed London producer Arkwright has already created quite a stir in the music biz with less than a handful of releases. Here the Rinse FM fave, makes his debut on Duploc, bringing fire with just two fierce tracks. The shadow of dubstep is naturally all over the release but never obscuring the music from its own unique sound. "Fool" is brooding and full of menace, with creepy horror melodies and tough echoing drums. "Networks" meanwhile is more sublime with dreamy synth washes layered to devastating effect. A truly new talent emerges.
Review: Belgium's Artroniks has been quietly pushing a whole load of bass on our digital pages for quite some time now, and he always springs to mind us our go-to guy when it comes to heavy, freaky and utterly mental dubstep. "Illusion" is the perfect corner dweller's tune, a punchy half-time drum punch with electrifying sonics and plenty of atmospheric delight. "Phasewalk", on the other hand, is gentler and more uplifting, taking Artroniks to greener, more stepping pastures for the centre of the dancefloor.
Review: Belgian badness.... Artoniks returns with two more intriguing moments in contemporary dub. Both tracks experimenting the amount of space that can be laced around and between the kicks, there's a unique flavour throughout: "Torodial" goes on a delightful half tempo wonk with one distinctive bass tone providing the melodic thrust while "Shifted" goes for more of an electrified slug vibe with an array of bass tones that wouldn't go amiss in a Hatcha or Caspa set.
Review: The strengthened dubstep outpost of Duploc returns to the fray with another packet of heaters here as they bring together ARtroniks and Enigma Dubs for a pair of awesome remix projects. We begin with the eerie sub growls and explosive atmospheric pressure of 'Extinction', here remixed to perfection by the cunning styles of Enigma Dubz. On the flip, ARtroniks gets to work with his haunted overhaul of 'Dirty South', boasting seriously impressive synth work and spacious processing combined with jittery vocal stabs.
Review: Belgian low-end evangelists Duploc continue their monthly dispatches with a restrained, well-measured groove from Dutch dapper don Minzo. Fine-tuned bass designs croak over a woozy halftime arrangement while paranoid pads wheeze overhead; this should be filed for the deepest, darkest hours of the night. Looking for something a little more visceral? Jump on ARtroniks remix for a looser, slappier bass technique. Forceful.
Review: Boston's AXH is increasingly in the spotlight when it comes to deep, raucous dubstep vibes and, perhaps because he's from the other side of the pond, his material just seems to have something fresh and alluring about it - not to hype it up or anything! After a killer appearance on London's TEMPA not too long ago, the bad badboy runs two new dope tunes on the impressive Duploc imprint. "Witch doctor" blows a menacing, cosmic array of bass tones over a dismantled percussion beat, slamming all over the place like it's 2006, while "Lionart" takes some inspiration from the ragga school of thought in delivering its dutty, wobbling swarm of bass over deep, mystical roots vibes. Heavy.
Review: Duploc continue their fantastic run of original releases here as they invite in the super creative stepper sounds of Bunzer0 to the party with a wavy new single. The track goes by the name of 'Loyalty' and combines a range of different influences, including South American percussive lines and classic steppers sub designs, making this one a potent roller for sure. We are also treated to a fantastic remix addition from the legendary RSD, who reworks the track completely into a gritty, nostalgic throwback, packed with Morgue-like bass patterns and lively drum work. Very exciting stuff yet again from the Duploc team.
Review: It's safe to say that within the vast realms of the dubstep world, Dubploc have risen rapidly to become seen as one of the most consistent projects out there, never faltering in their high quality release output, even for a second. For this latest outing, number 26 to be precise, Coltcuts is enlisted to deliver the heat, which he swiftly does with the lethal, reese like bass growls of 'The Phantom', which sets the project off to a flying start. On the flip side we travel to misty mountain tops and mythic hymns as 'The Vihaan' strikes, twisting Asian sounding vocal tones and vibrant woodwind instrumentation with fantastic results.
Review: The run that Duploc find themselves upon is pretty astonishing, with nothing but top quality releases landing in their catalogue. Their latest outing sees Coltcuts return for the fifth edition of the 'Dupplates' series, kicking off with the chiming melodic movements and hard hitting drums rops of 'You Said'. From here, we then move into 'My Dear', a serious sub-buster, driven by eastern instrumentation and powerful bass textures, combining with a serious punch. Next, it's on to the VIPs as we firstly check out the dramatic, drum heavy overhaul of 'The Vihaan', before finishing off with the super crunchy synth bass slaps and sharpened snare snaps of 'The Phantom' rework. Serious Dupplate business!
Review: Dalek One's gone got himself a taser and there's a fat stack of trouble for anyone in his path. Zapping and slapping his way through the foggy low-end swamps with a riff so electric and insistently stabby this record should come with a government health warning, once again it's another stone cold, unmitigated banger from Dalek and Dubploc. And that's before we even get to the spacious rumbles and cosmic tendrils of the Mr K collab on the B. Duploc'd and loaded.
Review: Duploc's the perfect home to Dark Tantrum's brooding, meandering strain of dubstep, so number fifteen in the label's catalogue feels like a master stroke from the label. The Deep Medi associate is absolutely no mood to dither with these two smoking joints; the first one, "31 Seconds" is an ode to mid-90s d&b thanks to that infamous sample, but it's the track's militant low end that makes it stand out and explode out the speakers and onto the floor. "Space Age" is equally venomous in its tone, but here Dark Tantrums churns out the wobble to its very limits, a fuzzy procession of low frequencies that gives the likes of Coki a good run for his money!
Review: Digid is a right old bass jockey, and this new EP for the tenebrous, wobble-friendly DUPLOC is a straight-up kick in the face. That's a good thing, by the way. "The People's War" is dark and murky, a grime-ridden dubstep bullet with a rattling bass and stripped-back drums ready for the killing. "Mash Down" is a dreamier sort of tune, less in your face and more in your mind; Digid proceeds to drop a shattering square bass over sci-fi bleeps and a dubbed-out beat arrangement. Ya dun know!
Review: Dubamine's been pretty quiet since his Soundsystem album in 2014. Now he dips his toes back in the water with this low-key two track single. It's all about moods with this producer, especially on "Mental" which is full of echoey, dark alley sound effects, doomy dubstep beats and pitched down ragga vocal samples. "Rooted" meanwhile has more scattershot drums, digi-bleeps that waft in and out and is shrouded in atmospheric vinyl crackles.
Review: So Duploc are back at it again to give us yet another tasty dosage of steppers flavour as they invite in the multi-talented production stylings of Enigma Dubz for four tracks of pure heat. We kick off with the haunted overtones and warbling LFO structures of 'The Eyes', leading into the more stripped back, sub-driven compositional structure of 'Lurkin'. Next, 'ET' arrives on the scene with some heavily swung drum manoeuvres and bleeping atmospheric pressure, before we round this one out with a leap into the epic soundscaping and choppy rhythmic presence of 'Left Behind'.
Review: Bish-bosh - Fill Spectre lands on the inimitable DUPLOC imprint for the label's 19th outing! As you'd expect, this shit be on some next vibe, dipping and diving in and out of dubstep, sidewinding into the more tech-related sounds of grime grime. "Sun Sneezer" is an absolute geezer of a tune, boasting a naughty little bass stutter that will tear the place up, whereas "Purple Sweat" is a much pacier affair, launching a menacing percussive flex over twisted synths and growling, breakcore bass. Dutty!
Review: Within the ever strengthening dubstep expanse, the guys at Duloc have most certainly solidified their brand as one of the most forward thinking outlets. That couldn't be clearer when listening through the first volume of their 'Dupplates' series. We begin with the haunted LFOs of Hebbe's 'Watch Out', before Enigma Dubz gets to work on a colossal remix straight after. Track three is a serious swampy roller entitled 'Wayside' and comes to us from Melle, before Mr.K rounds up the project in style on 'Lemon Twist', a subbing piledriver of a riddim.
Review: As one of Holland's brightest dubstep up and comers, Hebbe has a lot of expectation riding on his shoulders from the dubstep community, having recently released upon J:Kenzo's Artikal music imprint to great success. This time he teams up with the Duploc network for a powerhouse EP, featuring two absolute corker originals. On the A side we hear the monstrous sound design of 'Float Yourself', complete with spacious percussive tones and spooky atmospherics. On the flip we the amphibian arrangement of 'Sword Art' which focuses more on bass rhythms, original synthesis and metallic snare sounds. What an EP this is to kick the year off for both Duploc and Hebbe.
Review: Hang on, Hebbe, Melle, MR.K and ENiGMA Dubz all on one track together, no your ears do not deceive you, that is indeed the incredible new offering that Duploc have put on the table during these troubling times. Being one of the most versatile producers in the land, we often see ENiGMA floating around UKG and bass these days, but to see him back in his home-realm of deep dubstep is always a pleasure. He gets busy here with a disgusting rethink of 'Wayside', rebuilding the original elements from Hebbe, Melle and MR.K into a scrumptious chomper, packed full of spooky pads and grizzly warbling synthesizer fun.
Review: The consistency of dubstep labels such as Duploc in recent years really is something to behold and celebrate, with their latest drop continuing the themes we seem to bring up every time, as Hella drops two beautiful bangers. Firstly, 'Maple Trees In Spring' combines an emotive, Asian sounding string-lead harmonic structure with beefy, well thought out drum structures to create something somehow both introspective and outward facing. On the flip, the slightly quicker tempos and horn driven rhythms of 'Cascades' provide a fantastic level of differentiation, holding both tunes in a well designed balance of subtlety and beauty.
Review: The consistency of all involved with this one is certainly something to be immediately admired, as we the ever-ready sounds of Juss B link up with Duploc, one of last years stand out labels within the dubstep scene. They here whip up two tracks of pure steppers delight for us, kicking off with the unpredictable synth and melody switches of 'Can't Sleep', which combines gnarly bass instrumentation with catchy vocal chops perfectly. On the flip-side, 'Kream' unloads a nuclear lead synthesizer, warbling away, leaving all in it's path devastated. This is one for the ravers, make no mistake!
Review: Next up from the ever ready Duploc imprint, we jump into a heavyweight solo remix release as we see Ourman get busy with a potent relick of Juss B's impeccable 'Sandman' original. As far as remixes go, this one is truly exceptional, refitting the track with an entirely new compositional structure, We begin with spooky overtones and twisted atmospheric chord expressions, leading into a constantly evolving soundscape of metallic percussive rolls and gnarly sub lines, followed by demonic vocal chants and more. It's special to say the least!
Review: Swedish sludge merchants Kloudmen float down from the sub heavens for a premium position on the ever on-point DUPLOC and serve us two cuts of the cool, crisp dub. "Djuro" is a game of two halves going on at once - do you fix your focus on the rippling jazz chords in the background or the groaning pneumatic bass pressure in the forefront? "XR" removes any quandaries as our focus is firmly fixed on the chasmic dubspace and sizzling designs that ricochet across the mix. Remarkable.
Breaking Pattern (D-Operation Drop remix) - (4:20) 140 BPM
Review: The DUPLOC imprint come in with yet another winner, and 2017 looks set to be the year that this fine independent finally makes it through into the big leagues. After all, If they keep on recruiting peeps like Le Lion and D Operation Group the there's nothing that can stop them! "Breaking Pattern" sees Le Lion blast out some sharp shards of low frequencies over a moody, lingering sort of sonic fuzz that will have fans of Burial salivating good and proper; while the tune itself doesn't rest at a slow pace, it has something real and organic about its choice of electronics. The remix from D Operation Drop lifts the lid on the old hertz by delivering another pounding wave of bass to swallow the dance floor whole. And then sum.
Review: We are genuinely starting to run out of ways to describe just how impressive Duploc has become, both as a label imprint and source of dubstep knowledge within the modern scene. These latest belters from Markee Ledge lend themselves to that mindset as we firstly take in 'No Game'. Through a combination of earwigging vocal lines and a constantly expanding rhythmic skeleton, this one quite easily goes down as one of the most creative and catchy dubstep originals of 2020. On the flip, we lose the vocal additions in favour of a much more traditional steppers approach, laced with synthy goodness and swamp-ridden bass tones. The contrast between both tracks makes for fantastic back to back listening.
Review: It's been ten releases for the DUPLOC label since Noclu inaugurated the imprint, and we're glad to see him back with two new slices of mind dynamite, not just for the head-bangers, but also for the corner-dwellers. "Magic", for instance, bangs away its drums without fear, but its mystical range of melodies are what render the tune a deep and ethereal piece of dubstep that would make the likes of Mala and Coki real proud of the dynasty that they've left behind - and Pinch, truth be told! "Tell Dem" follows a similar path, but the beat takes a more stuttering position, one that breaks down and reshapes with each new drop of the bass. Tip!
Review: The gang at Duploc are at it again as they team up with Noclu for an earth shattering two track bonanza. On the A-side we hear 'Poseidon', a monstrous composition consisting of tremendously powerful subs, expansive delays and sharp tripletred dubwise drumwork. On the flip, the darkened atmosphere grows on 'Sirens', which employs marching kick drums and sharp horns, making this one a must have for the dance!
Review: It's been a fantastic first half of the year for the ever-present Duploc movement, who here step out for their twenty-eighth official release, this time employing the explosive production stylings of Osco. We kick off this potent two track selection with a dive into 'Snake Charmer', an eastern inspired roller packed with mysterious horn melodies and pleasingly rustic drum expressions. On the flip side to this, we are gifted another absolute heater in 'Dizi', a track which again plays off the eastern themes, this time taking a more trap-like approach to percussion and introducing angry horn motifs and more catchy melodic lines.
Review: Have Duploc dropped a poor release in the last eighteen months? We honestly can't name one as we dive into their latest offering from Ourman for their thirty-fifth official project. We kick off with the stunning drum designs and Asian inspired melodic structures of 'Sp00ns' which uses shuffling rhythms to bring us something incredibly vibrant. On the flip side, 'Bad Things' rumbles forth with a box of molten flavours with gnarly synth reeses bucking and weaving amidst murky subs and bubbling glitchy plucks above!
Review: Belgian boutique label Duploc are fast becoming experts in deep, mystical dubstep, where the majority of its artists have taken inspiration from the Deep Medi school of thought and have laid down some serious bass steppers in recent months. Number four in the catalogue sees another pair of fresh-faced newcomers take the spotlight, Requake and Badklaat, with both of them having previously released on Dubstar, among other like-minded imprints. "End Of Us" is a sludgy, militant sci-fi roller boasting a ridiculously eerie bit of wobble, and "Seen" adds to the sinister vibe by adding in a gunshot of sirens and some filthy percussion on its edges. Deep, filthy and recommended to the bass heads.
Review: Chonk Mob's Yung Skyggerz comes correct once again. As always, it's a messy affair with elements, voices and ideas hitting from every angle. "Tym 2 Go Bak" is especially schizo with its footwork style vocal treatment, weirded out bass textures and barbed soul touches on the breakdown. Buckle up hard for "B Marine" as a seasick bassline gets busy with the harmonics and wavy with the flow. Top ledge business.
Review: It is hard to find any fault in the forward march of Duploc of late, who have continuously been supplying the scene with weighty original recordings, perfect for setting the dance alight. They here employ the talents of Rygby who lets loose across four potent originals, beginning with the swampy LFO textures and trippy atmospheric patterns of 'Ask Questions Later'. Next up, 'Schreddzz' emerges packing a groovy punch with guitar lead melodic structure, followed by the incredibly unique sound design of 'Consolation'. We then round the project up with a more precise look at 'The Hothouse Age', a track that combines drill-like drum work with haunted harmonies, yielding fantastic results.
Review: From Bristol to Belgium with bass, up-and-comer Rygby lays down two of Duploc's deepest, most innovative tracks to date. "Pagan" somehow sounds sci-fi and jazz at the same time with its shimmering keys and roomy dynamics. "Poltergeist" is a little denser with its layers and twisted FX, weeping subs and overall dark textures. Two cuts, two different chapters of the night, two reminders why bass music is enjoying such a fine year: Rygby and Duploc. More please.
Review: It is clear that the Duploc team intend to keep the energy levels as high as they did throughout 2019 here as they unveil a tasty two tracker from Sam Cosmic to get the year off to a flying start. We begin this one with a dive into the groovy manoeuvres and catchy melodic structures of 'Cooled', which utilizes an unusual squeaky lead synth instrument with great results. On the flipside we then take in 'Steam', a proper colourful piece of dubstep production, with synth designs alternating between emboldened bass LFO's and eski-style square glides, providing incredible contrast within the tune from start to finish. Excellent stuff on these two.
Review: The new decade is already off to a running start for the Duplocc team, a label that really set the dubstep world on fire across 2019. They are back at it again here with an explosive two track selection from SBK, kicking off with the well thought out sounds of 'One Man'. This one employs a combination of gnarly LFO slaps and eastern string expressions to create both urgency and a swampy atmosphere. We witness more expert string sampling on the flip as 'Cairotes' wades into view with its shuffling drum expressions and epic harmonic structure, providing a perfect contrast to the A-side.
Review: Dubstep is without a doubt in its strongest position in a few years as we see a wash of new releases drop, all pushing the genre forward with some truly incredible pieces of production. This latest drop from the Duploc team sees Smith jump into the hot seat, hitting out firstly with his lethal 'Crisp' original, a composition driven by its subtly distorted bass lead, which churns away beneath well rounded drum designs. On the flip side we dive into the more unorthodox sound and tempo of 'Drippin' Like', an original that sits above the typical 140 zone, again driven by super unique bass sounds and this time, hidden vocal snippets.
Review: As ever with the Duploc team, we are in for a serious treat on this one as we see the incredibly popular creations of Ternion Sound link up with the ever-ready Smith for a volatile collaboration. This one takes it back to a really old school dubstep sound, amassing an unstoppable force of well chiseled LFO instruments, let loose to roam freely above a hard hitting sub-bass synthesizer and crunchy drum episodes. This one is certain to inject a dab of additional energy into any 140BPM set.
Review: Something we find ourselves discussing often here at Juno Download is the consistency of labels, with Duploc often being a name at the top of our list. Over the last three years they have absolutely dominated the dubstep scene, with this latest two track drop from Surreal being the latest in a long line of bangers. We kick off with a subtle piece of stepper brilliance entitled 'Pique', stuffed to the brim with engulfing subs alongside groovy synthesizer scrapes and well produced drum designs to match. On the flip, 'Indian Flute' takes us deeper and darker into the realms of reverberation and delay as a stunning woodwind line is accompanied by 808-style bass pushes and more explosive percussive inputs to add a nice sense of depth to this two tracker!
Review: Duploc as a project have made a fantastic start to 2018, flinging out high profile steppers releases left right and centre. This time we see them team up with Minneapolis's own dubstep collective: Ternion Sound. This track entitled 'Verify Me' is a reesey warhead, built on spacey dubstyle drum foundations alongside haunting chime melodies and bulging 808 subs. This is definitely one for the dance!
Review: With Duploc now being very well established as one of the most important platforms in the dubstep scene, we are very pleased to see them return with another new release, this time inviting Ternion Sound in for three tracks of dubby flavour. We begin our dive into this one by plunging into the subby structures of 'Forest Temple', packed with potent bassweight designs and spooky atmospherics, followed by the robust metallic lashings of 'Up Up'. Next, we take a stroll into the lethal VIP mix of 'Verify Me', which boasts more potent sub flavours, along with the additional VIP version of 'Yellow & Grey', an LFO driven ball of melodic flavours and crunchy grooves.
Review: As we rapidly approach the end of a very successful 2018 for dubstep, we have to pay homage to one of the genre's most consistent platforms in Duploc, as they unveil the first edition of their new 'Selects' compilation series. This is a total amalgamation of the darker realms of 140 bass music, with artists such as BunZer0, Khanum, Zygos, 207 and more supplying the selection with some serious fire. For us the total standouts have to include Sweepa's sub warbling epic in 'Morse Code', alongside Juss B's demonic whirlpool of a composition in 'Sandman' and Surreal's uber grizzly 'Omni'.
Review: One of Belgium's most authentic, dedicated dubstep collectives celebrate half a decade in the game with this impeccable 15 track collection from some of its nearest and dearest mates and both spirits and production benchmarks are set as high as you'd expect. Highlights? Bukez Finezt's ghetto-chomping wobbler "Real 2 Real" will leave you feeling seasick (in a good way) Requake will have you writing a new will and leaving everything to Duploc, Taiko's "Gremlin" will dark you out so hard you'll want to be blind (in the best way possible) while Saule's "Ottoia" stretches time and space in such a way you'll completely forget what day it is. Here's to five more years!
Review: To look back over the last 18 months of Duploc releases would take us hours and hours, but we are sure we wouldn't be disappointed to do so. Their consistency and efficiency has set a fantastic example to the rest of the dubstep scene, which is why we couldn't wait to dive into this brand new mega compilation entitled 'Duuplates Collection'. Featuring a tracklisting consisting of stepper heavyweights such as Rygby, Ternion Sound, Hebbe, Mr. K and more, we knew we were in for a treat from the off. The project is a goliath in its field showcasing twenty bombshells, certain to cause havoc in dances worldwide. Our immediate stand outs would have to include the crunchy drum slaps and hypnotic chime melodies of 'You Said' from ColtCuts, alongside the highly energetic vocal switches and lethal bass drives of 'Left Behind', a masterpiece from ENiGMA Dubz. Incredible work!