Review: Drippyboiii is back and oh boy, this release is absolutely top notch. For anyone out there who likes their rollers dark and dirty yet precise and engineered with quality in mind, you'll be into this release. With three harsh tracks, this release is just bursting with quality and if we ran a label, we'd certainly be writing these names down for the future. The first track, 'Katana', from Caramel and Madrush MC, excels in its simplicity, with all the work being done in a simple yet devastating drum pattern and its relationship to top-notch bit of menacing MC work. The others follow this pattern: stunningly solid drums, fat basslines and arrangements rooted in simplicity, allowing the small details to shine, especially Neman's 'Land Of The Free', which packs a creative arrangement of fluttering jump stabs and drawn out bass notes. Naughty.
Review: Okay who ordered an 'Invasion' with their 2020? We've had most other atrocities so why not, eh? Especially if it comes with a soundtrack as grizzled and nasty as this. The title track hit likes a Ram banger 10 years ago, all scorching and snarling, while 'Game Plan' takes us down a wrigglier route with slinky sub rolls, amens on the fills and Olly Riz getting real on the bars. Finally 'Flutes' bids the invaders adieu with its gentle, soft-focus rising arpeggios and subtle dancefloor liquid drive. We don't know why the invaders left (maybe because they realised humans had already pillaged the world's resources) but with music like Neman's inspiring us, neither do we care. We're just happy to be vibing to beats like these. Keep your eyes on Drippyboiii, something interesting is happening here.
Review: This new cut from Drippyboiii Recordings is minimal filth, just how you like it. It brings in several artists onto the same EP, as Sematic forms the basis for features from Friskee and DJ Komatose, the former of whom absolutely slays the vocal line on 'Never Leave'. It's the Sematic remix of 'White Lies' that really stands out, as a haunting vocal line brings chills to the fore, before a sweeping minimal line walks a perfect balance of stripped back sounds and punchy, over the top frequencies. Big EP.
Review: Precision skills here from Tomix as Drippyboiii continue to prove themselves an exciting force in the new-generation dnb movement. Following releases from the likes of Sematic and Neman comes this huge dispatch from Tomix and friends. Four originals and two remixes deep, highlights include the relentlessness and jungle swing on 'My Turn', the creepy, hype-tense 'Trigger' (with Posk) and Absolzte's far-out remix of 'Clockwork'. Time to turn up!