Review: What is better than an original piece of dubstep brilliance? Here we see the Forest Biz team join forces with Le Lion for a super creative two track project. We begin with the quaggy textures and amphibian nature of 'The Architect', a truly uniquely designed steppers creation, encompassing mischievously dingey layers of sub bass into the mix with supreme skill. On the flip side we hear the next stage in 'The Architect's Glitch', a more wonky design in its structure but lacking no less potency as it's hefty drum designs ring true.
Review: Paige Julia steps out of the Totally Roasted Digital roster and onto the Forest Biz books, making for a wonderful evolution to this artist's sound and vision. Prestige In An Honorless Society starts off with the lingering 'wobble-bass' of "Source", before turning even nastier and more intricate thanks to the fast-firing half-breaks of "Honorless" - also guided by a sweltering wave of grainy bass. "Black Sheep" is slower, darker and moodier, while "Bereft" lingers at a mid-tempo stride alongside subtle infusions of shuffling drums, earth-shattering low frequencies, and an altogether 'doom metal' kind of aesthetic.
Review: Samurai Breaks debuts on Forest Biz with his third release to date, and we have to say that his particular strain of beat-driven bass music is becoming more and more addictive by the week. Pick N Mix is a perfect representation of both his skills and style, mashing up all sorts of East Asian influences together with rough, percolating beats from the depth of the UK hardcore spectrum. Broken, jagged, lagged-up and bassed-out, this is the gnarliest form of UK-steppin' that we've heard in donkey's years, and it forms what is likely to be a long and prosperous road ahead for Samurai Breaks. Large up!!!
Review: Bristol's dubstep and bass scene is renowned worldwide for its versatility and originality, both of which are traits displayed in abundance across SINNF's brand new two track project on Forest Biz. We kick off with the subtle vocal stabs and eskimo square synths on 'Introspect' which boasts a haunted atmosphere and incredible sub line. On the flip we jump into the more lethally laid out synth patterns and spacy reverberations of 'Ghoul', which would carve its way through a dance with ease. On remix duty, Ennja steps up for a stunning broken garage revamp of 'Introspect', throwing it from left to right with choppy 2-step drum beats and awesome moogy soundscaping.
Review: We have to thank the crew at Forest Biz for this one as they here unveil eleven tracks of pure fire, variating between breaksy and bass themes throughout. The compilation goes by the name of 'Nocturna', and from the tearout neuro stylings of Horge's 'Time Jump', to the more dubstep inspired switches of 'Crimewave' from Strees along with BitLoud's breaksy adventure in 'Underground', it certainly covers a lot of different genre bases. For us, the clear highlights for this one include Paige Julia & Poztman's super techy synth design within 'Cerberus' and Nesium's robotic roller funk out with 'Contradict'.