Eeph - "You Gotta Feel It On Your Own" - (4:52) 138 BPM
Eeph - "Don't Come Back" - (6:56) 143 BPM
Eeph & Nori - "No Excuse" - (4:08) 140 BPM
Eeph - "Leave The Right Way" - (4:07) 140 BPM
Review: It would appear that the Deep Heads team have unearthed a bag of precious gems with this one as they welcome the enigmatic sounds of eeph to the table for four tracks of steppers-inspired wizardry. We begin with the scattered percussive ditherings and emotive piano textures or 'You Gotta Feel It On Your Own', before the luscious soundscaping and sharpened drum crunches of 'Don't Come Back', arrive with a level of undeniable divinity. Next, 'No Excuse' utilizes more hypnotic melodic structure and organic percussion to deliver an eerie yet heavenly composition, topped off by Nori's stunning vocal display. Finally, the drippy guitar licks and aquatic drum sounds of 'Leave The Right Way' give us the perfect finale for a pretty impeccable body of work.
Review: Well following on from a number of impressive dubstep events across the full spectrum of the scene, The Deep Heads team have matched that all with this incredible new compilation as they deliver the third edition of their incredible 'Deep Heads' series. This star-studded lineup is pretty breath-taking, with the likes of Kromestar, Biome, Om Unit, Sukh Knight, Synkro & more all delivering some serious bassweight. The tracklisting is made up of 24 wicked originals, with our favourites actually coming from some of the lesser established faces on the project. These include the likes of Mystic State's sumptuous 'Society' original alongside Astrid, which boasts serious 'Anti-Social' vibes. As well as this, the more stripped back, garage influenced drums of Clubroot's 'Harmony' and dancing percussion of 'Traps' from Escapism Refuge also sit as highlight picks for us!
Review: Over the years, Synkro has become pretty synonymous with the more experimental side of dubstep music, often infusing numerous different elements of garage and techno into his sounds to create an incredible array of exciting rhythmic designs. This brand new album project is the perfect way to showcase what we mean, featuring 19 tracks of pure creative bliss. From the bouncing drum grooves of 'Get Down' and punching synth kicks of 'Angels', through to the dubwise delights of 'Dub Specialist, we see Synkro explore so many different avenues of sound with this project, it's a genuine pleasure to behold, and that's before we even get into the fantastic selection of remixes. For us, highlights include the stunning percussive mastery of 'Lost For Words', alongside the beautiful vocal edits of 'Tell Me' and introspective pad textures of 'If Only'. Incredible stuff.
Review: Now we find ourselves stumbling across something very special with this one as the impeccable Mercy delivers a stunning 11 track album, showcasing the very best of alternative underground dance music. From the stunning synthy sweeps of 'Kids In Pools' to the tap dancing disco of 'Feeling You, Feeling Me' and crunchy drum expressions of 'All I Need', we witness mastery at work throughout the album as a whole. If we were to pick out a couple of highlights to check out, it would be difficult, but would most likely settle on the celestial melodies and delicate drums of 'Panels Of Freight', alongside the smooth pad-driven harmonies of 'On My Mind', alongside Audialist. Amazing work.
Review: It was back in 2012 that Congi debuted on the Deep Heads label with three cuts of classic dubstep, and with the likes of Kromestar, Syncro to Ash Walker in between contributing titles, the Congi duo double down on their 2019 Somnium release with a sweetly atmospheric, jazzed and dub-focused third release, Sometimes Forever. With reflections of pitch-shifted, post-dubstep styled vocals sweetening up the lush textures of crackle and bass in the title-track, find some playful, R&B-esque and emo-tuned melodies in the spacious arrangements of "Cold Water". "Thoughts" delivers the EP with a long winding deep house and ambient jazz number while "Interlude" provides a dense and opulent beatless bonus track for the storytellers out there.
Review: As dubstep and bass music in general continues to expand worldwide, we are starting to see more and more experimental selections come together, with this fantastic 14 tracker from the Cosmic Vibrations crew being just what the doctor ordered. They deliver an hours worth of smooth introspective soundscaping, with the roster including top names such as: Biome, Congi, Occult, Ill Chill and more. The whole tracklisting just breathes originality, with our favourites including the stunning UKG designs of 'Eyes Down' from the fabulous link up of Bonobo and Andreya Triana, alongside 'Nothing', an impactful piece of stepper poetry, crafted between the wonderful Rider Shafique and the ever-ready Om Unit!
Rat - "Memento" (Audialist remix) - (4:50) 134 BPM
Review: Next up from the Deep Heads team, we welcome this tasty new selection from the one and only Audialist, a Swedish producer who is starting to bring his incredibly unique sound to the centre of the dubstep sphere. Through the sunshine chords of 'Serpent', clicking percussion of 'Keep Turning' and incredibly clean bass manoeuvres of 'Dead', he kicks this project off with a real touch of finesse. We then lean into the stunning harmonics of 'Urban Surfer', the dubwise drum and sub combos of 'Sleep It, Eat It, Drink It' and shimmering pad textures of 'Gone' to round off the original creations. He then gets busy of remix duty, giving a spacy UKG rethink to 'Same Kind' from Congi, Occult & Segilola, as well an unbelievable techy overhaul of Congi's 'Mesopotamia' and a highly rhythmic redesign of 'Memento' from Rat. Audialist is most certainly a name to watch in the coming months.
Ruh (feat C Tivey - original mix) - (4:57) 142 BPM
Oblong (original mix) - (4:42) 140 BPM
Ode (feat Earl T & C Tivey - original mix) - (5:02) 140 BPM
Some Friday Flavour (original mix) - (4:32) 89 BPM
Lark Ascending (original mix) - (5:07) 140 BPM
Jade VIP (original mix) - (5:12) 140 BPM
Jade (original mix) - (5:07) 140 BPM
Phi (original mix) - (4:06) 140 BPM
Boogie Woogie (feat C Tivey - original mix) - (4:30) 130 BPM
Variations On A Theme (original mix) - (4:38) 138 BPM
Variations On A Theme (B9 remix) - (5:05) 140 BPM
Review: For this latest selection of excellence from the Deep Heads movement, we are again introduced to Geode, a producer with a serious point to prove as he unleashes twelve tracks of stunning steppers quality. From the techy drum manoeuvres of 'Oblong' to unpredictable melodies of 'Phi' and high energy rhythms of 'Lark Ascending', this release packs something for any dubstep fan! For us there are two clear standouts, the first of which comes to us through the mesmeric harmonies of 'Jade', alongside the crispy minimalism of 'Ruh', in collaboration with C Tivey. Awesome work!
Review: We are very excited to dive head first into this one as we are joined by the stunning vocal ability and musical prowess of Zeb Samuels for a brand new album project entitled 'Hope & Light'. On first impressions, the album is a fantastic display of harmonic understanding, with Zeb heavily focusing on striking electronic layers vocal bliss, with incredibly smooth backing orchestration from start to finish, being primarily made up of fluffy, hypnotizing pad textures and minimalist drum work. It's a fantastic body of work, really showcasing Zeb's unique take on downtempo themes, with particular highlights including the moody chord structures and spacey reverberations of 'A Road Never Found', along with the super catchy riffs and more up-beat rhythms of 'Brightness'. Awesome stuff from start to finish!