Review: Garage, bass, and dubstep specialists Future Follower come rolling through the speakers with a newcomer by the name of Bambooloo and, honestly, we think this dude merits a standing ovation form the get-go! "Escape" is a masterfully constructed bass attack, well-balanced in shape and percussion, while also having the time to unleash some pretty noxious ow frequencies from its core. "Entity" is similarly suave and shape-shifting, banging its liquid-like drums left, right , and centre, along with some much needed jungle breakin'. It's the world of BAMBOOLOO - get involved!
Review: It's no secret that Bristol's Dephex likes his tunes dark and his Somerset pal Gribzy ain't much far behind with that either. Now they've hooked up for the epic monster EP, Get On Your Feet. First up is the title track, a collaboration no less, that sees the two production talents create a sinister shuffle, with dark alleyway bass gurgles and scattershot beats. Elsewhere Dephex delivers the gnawing low-end pulsator, "No Swing" and Gribzy supplies the haunted RnB synth jam "Run For Cover". Finally Digital Pilgrimz deliver a totally lit warped garage rework of the latter. Dope.
Review: Digital Pilgrimz level up to LP mode with their debut long'un One Hundred. If you've followed their previous releases on Future Follower and the likes of Ultra Bass you'll already know the drill; pristine UKG, breaks and D&B with precision measures of soul, savagery and depth. All floor-primed and glowing with unabashed broken funk, highlights include the tubular harmonics and jazzy organs on "Stronger", the gully-crunched skipper "Calling All Dancers" and the jungle cavalcade romp "Mercy Tings". Loaded with rubs from Strong4Life, Dephex, Shiva and Godlike for good measure, this is an all-out bounty in every direction. A very accomplished debut album.
Review: As a label project, we are massive fans of the Future Follower imprint, who have consistently supplied the 140 genre expanse with heat, this time bringing out Digital Pilgrimz for a four track selection. We begin with 'Time After Time' which treds the line between dubstep and garage structurally, packed with a punchy set of subs riding away below. Next, we dip into the tropical arrangements and mcatchy grooves of 'Use Your Heart', before skipping into the broken garage designs of 'For The Mind', which packs a real potent bag of rhythms. We finish up with 'You Lift Me Higher', which brings yet more garage energy to the table, filling our cups to the full.