Review: Over the years we have seen the In:flux Audio imprint explore so many different areas of electronic dance music, but this recent push of dubstep releases, in our eyes anyway, has really shown us where their specialities lay. Ali MCK & IYZ link up once again this time for a powerful five tracker, with the swampy bass slides and metallic percussive pings of 'Shugendo' providing us with a scorching title track. From here we continue to traverse our way through experimental steppers flavour as the grizzly LFO lead-bass carnival of 'The Worm' sends the system into chaos, followed by the stunning display of rhythmic design on 'Lemongrab', utilizing numerous layers of electronic glitching for a truly original sounding creation. We then jump into the remixes as 1point5 gets busy first with a marching, breaks infused revamp of 'The Worm', closely followed by the spacey, sub-heavy delights of Majoriti's 'Lemongrab' rework, putting the finishing touches on another impressive drop from the In:flux team!
Review: The boys at In:flux Audio are back at it again, this time unleashing a wicked link up EP between label founders: Tik&Borrow and the more recently acquired sounds of 1Point5. We begin with the breakbeat-stepper fusion of 'Thunder Dub', a futuristic electronic masterclass, jam packed with interesting rhythmic expressions and fluttering metallic melodies. Next, 'Dirty Sean' continues along a similar vibe with more raucous breakbeat action, focussing on a less intrusive but no less potent bassline below. As well as this, J.Kong gives 'Thunder Dub' a complete overhaul, sending in an army of LFO's to wonk out the dance in style!
Review: It's very rare we open up a new package from the In:flux Audio crew and don't something we truly enjoy, a theme that runs true yet again here as they unveil this fabulous new five tracker from Hurtdeer. We begin with the title track 'Fragile Goods'. A LFO-driven 4x4 thrill ride, jam packed with weird and wonky sounds, followed by unpredictable electronic excellence of 'Movement Like Being Swarmed By Crows'. The pressure continues to ramp up to the next level with 'Looking Cuplike', a percussion-heavy swarm through brittle bass synthesis and retro chord stabs. We then land on a couple of top quality remix projects, as the legendary Kanji Kinetic give 'Movement Like Being Swarmed By Crows' a psytrance twissup, before the hardcore drum breaks and intense tempo switches of Seppa's rethink of 'Looking Cuplike' round us off with a bang!
Review: As always with In:flux Audio, it appears we have stumbled across a bit of a gem as J Kong lands for a spicy new EP project, alongside a couple of very well thought out remix additions. We begin with 'First', a dubsteppers delight, as we witness a swampy creation stuffed full of luscious sub-driven energy and crunchy drums, before 'Second' unleashes a much more wonky design, again going heavy on LFO manoeuvres throughout. On remix duty we have two great producers giving their thoughts on 'First', with Aztec arriving to flip the track into a systemized warbler, alongside Fork & Knife's LFO bubbler of an overhaul. Wicked work as per!
Review: The consistency of In:flux over the lockdown period is something we never seem to be able to keep quiet about, purely because it becomes more impressive with every release that seems to land into the store. This latest helping from Ekula is a perfect example of that as we kick of with the shuffling, breaksy drum works and sizzling sub-bass structures of the title track 'All Night', before 'Afterparty Sunrise' combines with sunshine chords with a more scattered drum design for some fantastic variation in rhythm. Next, 'As I Go' arrives with Ca$tle on collaboration duty, unleashing marching kicks and smooth melodic chimes, reminding us of early Anti-Social radio shows, before we get into a pair of weighty remix creations. Firstly, Dystinkt gives 'All Night' a bit of a hardcore face-lift, upping the energy levels dramatically, followed by the legendary Benton arriving to rework 'Afterparty Sunrise' into a nostalgic party starter. Excellent!
Review: The thing we have truly grown to love about the super-consistent In:flux Audio imprint above all else, is their incredible versatility, shifting seamlessly between dubstep and 4x4 whenever they find the bangers to display. This latest four tracker from Sample Junkie takes a hardcore-influenced approach, with the demonic rave chords and explosive synthesizer whams of 'Get Fucked' kicking us off with a bang. Next, the electronic bass manoeuvres of squelching arrangements of 'How I Flow' arrive to send the dance into a daze before we jump into the remixes. First up, RRRitalin gives 'How I Flow' an even more hardcore relick, with JAKAZiD then donking the hell out of 'Get Fucked' for a rave-inspired stroke of genius!
Review: Next up from the magnificent In:flux Audio gang we see a return to the label from founders: Tik&Borrow, who deliver a potent four track dubstep punch by the name 'Architecture'. We begin with a sizzling collaboration alongside Aztek as 'Timelapse' unleashes a barrage of gnarly LFO grinds and eerie feedback climbs, before 'Apexx' pulls together subby bass slap with sizzling drum techniques and shifting rhythms. Next, 'Mallet Dub' provides with more minimal magnificence, combining massive snare smashes with a simple yet effective sub-line, before Mungk arrives just in time to deliver an aquatic refit of 'Apexx'. Wonderful stuff!
Review: We have seen the fabulous In:flux Audio imprint move around a number of different genres over the past two years and it would appear they are on the move again as Audio gutter supplies this weighty three track explosion. Kicking off with the 160BPM sounding drum chops and spacey synthesizer slaps of 'Chip Monk'. Next, 'Werk Harda' a fantastic display of footwork style drum grooves and warbling sub frequencies before 'Haunted' combines hardcore drums with acidic arpegios and violent bass grinds to form something monstrous. On remix duty, Tik&Borrow supply a system-smacking dubstep rethink of 'Werk Harda', alongside Rapture 4D's super wavy overhaul of the same. What a project!
Review: Now despite In:flux being on a bit of a dubstep craze as of late, we are very excited to see them unveil a brand new bass episode, courtesy of the unpredictable Sekt-87, who mashes up three sparkling original creations for us all to enjoy. The extended euphoric harmonics and angelic vocal layers of 'Resistance' kicks us off with a bit of a bang, followed by the super-phasy lead synthesizer slaps of 'Grunt' and high energy drum rhythms and pulsating bass growls of 'Symphony'. On remix duty, Teotek provides us with a stunning electronic rebuild of 'Grunt', followed by Inner Realm's more garage influence overhaul.
Review: It's always an absolute pleasure to see new music appearing from the In:flux Audio team, a label who have certified themselves across multiple genres over the years, with a recent push towards a more dubstep-styled theme. This latest outing sees them invite Dystinkt into the fray, who lets loose firstly with the unpredictable synthesizer growls of the title track 'Tripletz', followed closely by the choppy rhythms and warbling subs of 'Seven Ton Shuffle', alongside the shimmering eskimo melodies and subtle LFOs of 'Oscillate'. On remix duty, Fork & Knife is the first step up with his industrial reboot of 'Tripletz, chased up by Slaine's more metallic monster of an overhaul.
Review: We can safely say that In:flux will be leaving 2019 as one if it's standout labels, having constantly supplied a stream of forward thinking music from bass to garage to dubstep and grime. The 140 vibes continue on this one as J Kong lands to potent original designs, kicking off with the warbling sub tones of 'Dutch', which sit below twisted percussion clicks and unpredictable rhythmic structures. Following this 'Poncho' provides a spooky stepper, driven by sharp drum slaps and thick sub tones. On remix duty, 9TRANE lines up a killer rethink of 'Dutch', whilst label top dogs: Tik&Borrow unleash some lethal synthesis in their version of 'Poncho'.
Review: The In:flux boys really have had one hell of a year. We have seen them land top quality releases across bass, dubstep, grime, garage and funky, allowing them to showcase just how versatile an imprint they really are. We are on collaboration alert for the next one as Nekst teams up with Re-Flex for three scorching originals, kicking off with the sneaky percussion and grizzling bass leads of 'Venom', followed by the electrifying synthesis of 'Hand In Hand'. We finish up the more stripped back techy flavours of 'Storming', before Pelikann, Sample Junkie and Sekt-87 all arrive on top form for remix duty!
Review: It's an awesome time to be a part of the In:flux Audio camp as they here touch down to celebrate their 50th official release, which they do with some serious dubstep style. We kick off with a track entitled 'Arcsine', a moony, choppy roller, driven by gritty bass design and haunted pad textures, before the robotic stutters and sharp grooves of 'Listen' roll into play. We finish up the originals with the chiseled bass stabs and well placed vocal stamps of 'Tangarine', before RUFUS! And Cartridge touch down for some excellent remix additions! Tasty stuff as per from the In:flux camp!
Review: Following on from another string of exciting releases, we are thrilled to see the return of In:Flux Audio, and the fifth edition of their extremely popular compilation series 'Get Fluxed'. The line up for the selection is potent to say the least, seeing high profile returns for the likes of J69, Nekst, Fiyahman, Swedger and more, along with the introduction of some eyebrow raising newcomers! For us the highlights on this one simply have to include the dancefloor destroying old school UKG flavours of 'The Massive Crew' from Sekt-87, along with Teotek's neurotic thrillride in 'Tunnel Driver'.
Review: We are thrilled to see the In:flux Audio massive back doing what they do best as they get ready to unveil this fantastic new selection from Imajika, exploring the more dubstep side of the labels sound. We kick off with the eastern inspired plucks of the title track 'Cap'n Morgan', which is
followed up by high energy drum switches and gnarly bass blips of 'Glockin Out' and of course the spooky, piano riffs and lethal, rawcus synthesizer work on 'Spare Change'. This is then followed up with a couple of fantastic remix projects, with J Kong getting to work on 'Glockin Out' and Arkwright refurbing 'Spare Change' into an atmospheric roller.
Review: We are very excited to see the guys at In:flux make a very potent return to their release schedule with this one as they employ the talents of Fork & Knife, an artist who is continuing to impress upon every drop he lands with. We kick this one off with a look at the industrial drumwork and pulsating bass tones of the title track 'Acid Pan', before landing on the super creative rhythmic twists and eski style synths of 'Goblin Choir' and downright grimey carnage of 'Tombstone'. On remix duty, we see Dunman step forward for an extremely vibrant dubstep rethink of 'Acid Pan', with label founders Tik&Borrow working their steppers magic on 'Tombstone'. Tasty stuff all around!
Review: In:flux are a record label we will always find time for at Junodownload, especially if they are able to keep up this fantastically consistent run we find them on currently. We are very pleased to see label founders Tik&Borrow return home for the first time in what feels like forever for a wavy new project, kick starting with the reesey shuffles and gnarly dubstep infused sound design of the title track 'Angel'. This is closely followed by evil tastings and almost metallic synthesizer runs of 'Arkham', before we jump into two very tasty remixes. Both Ali McK & IYZ and Aztek rework the title track, with the first being a grizzly roller, the second being a more sublow inspired recreation, focussing on soft drums and eerie atmospherics.
Review: The In:flux Audio imprint is a project we have a very fond set of feelings towards, primarily due to their fantastic levels of consistency and their rewarding of long term label associates. A perfect example of that is this latest compilation entitled 'Sample Junkie Presents', in which one of their longest standing artists has been given free reign over the tracklisting, which pulls in artists such as Thorpey, Kanji Kinetic, founders: Tik&Borrow and more. For us the highlights on this one are clear, with Coxon's experimental 4x4 roller 'Loose Control' hitting the spot before King Hydra's epic 'Soundboy' original brings a substantial level of grit to proceedings. Fantastic work as per.
Review: As ever with an In:Flux Audio release, we were very excited to see what treats were in store as we dip into RRRITALIN's brand new EP, which takes the title of 'Early Gurning Centre'. Right from the off we are thrown into the centre of the rave tent as the rapid fire drum and breaks flavours of 'DTI' hit the ground running, before the tempo increases further with the acidic expressions of 'Signal'. The intensity continues to escalate further as 'Koopya's truly incredible drum arrangements launch with devastating effects. On remix duty, we are blessed with three hard hitters as Sample Junkie, Kanji Kinetic & Hadean get busy on 'Signal', whilst Audio Gutter revamps 'DTI' with some steppers sauce.
Review: It's been a fantastic start to the year for the ever-ready In:Flux Audio imprint, who have been pulling out all the stops to continuously level up their release catalogue. We hear see them join forces with the infamous Pelikann, a producer no bass head should have any trouble recognizing. We kick off this EP with a look at the lethal synth tones and rowdy drum work of 'Enzyme' before dipping into funky inspired drum work and big room synth melodies of 'Shaolin'. We are also gifted two high profile remixes of 'Enzyme', the first of which comes courtesy of Hadean who brings demonic vibes with his synthy rethink, before In:Flux founders get to work with a UK funky inspired overhaul. Great stuff!
Review: After a very lucrative last twelve months for the In:Flux Audio camp, we are pleased to see them start to round out the year in style as they present us with this collection from J Kong. We begin with the title track 'Nonsense', an out-there amalgamation of dubstep and breaks, pushing unpredictable drum cuts with warbling bass tones and vocal hits. Next up we have the punchy bass grinds of 'Ruthless', which follows by example, being lashed with original sound design. On remix Duty, J69 and Inner Realm get busy on their intuitive recreations of 'Nonsense', with Dr Oscillator following up in style with his weighty rethink of 'Ruthless'.
Review: The guys at In:Flux really do deserve a lot of credit for their tireless contributions to the UK bass scene over the last few months, having made themselves one of the most prominent Northern imprints within the wide span of the genre. We are here to celebrate and enjoy this compilation celebrating five years of activity from the label. They pull out all the stocks for sure, inviting the likes of Brent Kilner, Pavv, Pelikann, Dr Oscillator, J69 and more to join in the party, with our specific highlights coming from Tik&Borrow themselves, the leading forces behind the project. We look forward to many more years of the In:Flux wave continuing to run!
Review: As we lead up to In:Flux's 5th birthday celebrations, they have gifted us this enigmatic 5 tracker from Mattik, supplying us with a potent hit of original bassline flavour. The title track 'Can't Step' is a groovy wobbler, whilst 'Dead! (VIP) raises the energy with intense LFO's and sharp drum designs. This one also comes complete with a bag of remixes for 'Can't Step', The first being a stripped back mix from Jagwa and the second being a funky inspired shakeout from Dark Moon. Finally we finish up with PZP's rapid fire rework, pushing out niche sounding bass instruments and vibrant grooves.
Review: We were thrilled to see this one appear in the release listings as In:Flux Audio make their welcome return alongside the truly unique sounds of Nekst, who steps forward for an explosive six track project. We begin with the title track 'Nekst Level', a neurotic bassline roller, driven by its skippy drum textures and sumptuous synth design. The neuro themes continue on 'Lab Notes' as powerful LFO movements come into play before we hit the final original 'Essex Street' which features a fantastic vocal appearance from Orla O'dwyer. On remix duty, Tik&Borrow send 'Nekst Level' to the stepper factory, Brent Kilner reworks 'Lab Notes'; into a bassline belter and Pavv uses his unique 2-steppy style to overhaul 'Essex Road' into a UKG inspired wobbler.
Review: As one of the most prominent labels in the UK Bass scene, In:Flux Audio have consistently delivered banging release after banging release, and the most recent edition of their 'Get Fluxed' compilation series shows they have no intention of stopping this trend. They bring some of their classic roster into the field of play as Pavv, Tengu, Zemon and Fiyahman all make return appearances. For us however the highlights lay in Hamdi's super groovy 'Zing Zoom Zoom', which channels vibrant bass instrumentation with super punchy drum riffs. Another instant favourite would have to be the speed garage inspired arrangement of 'Trigga Finga' from bassline high flyer Sekt-87 and In:Flux founders Tik&Borrow.
Review: Fork & Knife always seem to provide us with the freshest, most exploratory bass sounds available, but they really come into their own every time they go anywhere near the In:Flux Audio label. These are 4 powerful bass bruisers, ear-shattering and self-destructive at every turn; "Good Morning", "Logan" and "'Sneak" all blast out some pretty ridiculous levels of wobble on us, pushing the limits of what is deemed acceptable in a club. And we love that kind of gear. Bless up, In:Flux!
Review: As far as consistency in the UK bass scene goes, there aren't many who have been setting high levels for as long and as often as In:Flux Audio, who have carved out their niche UKG style with real finesse over the last few years. This EP see's Sekt-87 step up with three absolute beauties. We kick off with the title track 'Soundboy' which is a real classic UKG roller, complete with crunchy bass patterns and rolling 4x4 drums. The same can be said of 'Bells Of Time' before we move into the speed garage influenced piano riffs and subtle percussive movements of 'Piano Theme'.On remix duty, Tik&Borrow step forward for a dubstep-driven rethink of 'Soundboy' which works perfectly to seal the EP up.
Review: Following Wolfe and Pavv, old bashy big beak Pelikann steps up for the new V/A compilation. Hand-picking his current floor-fired faves from the freshest of the forefront, highlights hurl and heave from every nook, crook and cranny. The brutal bombardment of WATSN's "123UH", the toxic slurry bass of Odd Nature's "Bait", the breakneck steps and broken glass bass of Brent Kilner's "Never See Me" are just some the rude, crude floor-punches... And that's before we get to Pelikann collaboration with with Tik&Borrow in the form of the sweary, bashy tribal slammer "Giv A Fuk". No zeroes... Only heroes. Big up Pelikann each and every.
Review: We are always very happy to see new music from the In:Flux Audio collective who have been on a super consistent streak as of late. This time we see them team up with the futuristic sounds of Zemon for a four track bonanza. To kick off 'Peas and Potatoes' is a masterpiece in choppy UKG, incorporating growling bass synths and unusual melodies to great effect. Next up 'Hungry Riddim' is a another UKG bass bin flapper, working with unpredictable drum rhythms and wobbly synth design. The EP is then rounded up by the electro inspired 4x4 sounds and groovy chord patterns of 'SImmer Skank'. On remix duty 10sion steps forward for a funky rework of 'Peas and Potatoes' which adds a whole new layer to the already stacked EP.
Review: As a label and collection of artists, In:Flux have been consistently impressive for some years now and there are few ways better to summarize this than a compilation. This 13 track collection, entitled "Selection Box 2017" is bursting at the seams with bassy goodness. We see long term label favourites Palize and Tengu all make fantastic appearances as well as a few absolute heaters from Connerz, Zemon and the wonder kid of the moment: Hamdi. This release also features exclusive VIP mixes from Clean Shirt, Dr Oscillator and J69, making this a must grab for all 4x4 fans.
Review: Tik&Borrow return after an extended break from their home label In:Flux Audio with an absolute mammoth of an LP. Known for their uniquely energetic style of sound design and general arrangement their new 8 track project entitled 'Neurality' is a homage to what the Leeds based duo are all about. Our highlights include the incredible, neuro inspired composition of 'First Child', the downright carnage of 'Vision VIP' and the bassline infused stylings of 'Come Selecta' in collaboration with UK bass heavyweights: Tengu. It's been a long time coming but what a return to the centre of the In:Flux limelight this is for the dynamic Tik&Borrow duo!
Review: In:Flux let rip with a second massive V/A album of the year and it's an all-out bass riot featuring some of the label's most exciting names and affiliates as they tear each other's cuts apart and rebuild them in their own unique (and consistently gully) ways. Highlights include the spring two-step savagery Pavv's own VIP "Don't Look", the sci-fi spookiness and graveyard bass of Tik&Borrow's take on "Jah Victory", KXVU's tripped out wave-synth take on Pelikann's "Laughing Cow" and Pelikann's jacking bassline take on "No 6". Not a dull moment, In:flux aren't messing around mate.
Review: The unstoppable In:Flux Audio continues its path to glory with this raunchy six-tracker from the young Sample Junkie. He has only put out a handful of tunes thus far, but the way these bangers are sounding on the speakers means that the name Sample Junkies should be here to stay. "Aku" and "Yes Jah" kick the release off with a boisterous, mean-faced swarm of wobble bass and percussive pyrotechnics, while "Snake Charmer" manages to drop a blockade of chunky 4/4 beats into the equation, thanks to the help of Hurtdeer. There's two remixes of "Aku", the first being an extremely hardcore bit of techno-step from Hadean and the second, from Reso, a flow of nu-school d&b to life all the heads onto the dancefloor; Dave Skywalker reworks "Yes Jah" into one of the nuttiest, most audacious reinterpretations of bro-step that we've heard this year - watch out for those jungle breaks!
Review: Get Fluxed Volume III couldn't have come at a better time; the summer heat is out and these garage drums aren't exactly gonna play themselves now are they!? Featuring Martin McFly's infamous Nike spacers on the cover, this jam-packed comp of goodness features all of the label's biggest names and, of course, the creme-de-la-creme of UK house music. Sitting somewhere on the hardcore continuum between garage and breaks, the likes of Pharaoh K, Joedan, Pelikann and Krissi B, among others, set out what will surely be THE bass release of the summer in terms of DJ playback. This is the sort of gear you hear out on the beach at Pula's mighty Outlook festival. Sun's out, bass out.
Review: Stroud/Bristol dude Fiyahman is a bit of an expert in conjuring up moody 'grime house' cuts for labels like Sika Records and Second To None Music. Now he's hooked up with yet another killer label, In:Flux, to deliver a two new original joints. "Tobacco" kicks things off with some nice skippy UKG vibes, whilst "Wine & Dub" is hazy, ecstasy-infused 2-step fizz-out. Pavv takes the former into leaner, electro-step territory, whilst Tik&Borrow take a different route via brooding and slow electronica.
Review: Clean Shirt, dirty beats... The adventures of London bassline baron continue as he lays down another superlative (and slightly sweary) pair of bangers on In:Flux. "Lovely Chap!" is all about the gutter-chomping riff, relentless kicks and occasional drops into language your mum isn't going to like very much. Speaking of parents, "Daddy" continues CS's menacing message with lower-pitched, moodier bassline that swings along beneath cosmic synth strikes and yet more hammertime drum work. Lovely.
Review: Let's put on our classics and have a little dance shall we? Sheffield's Wolfe takes the reins for the latest In:Flux "Presents" compendiums and brings in 11 exclusive cuts for the ride. Shoulder barging slime comes in the form of Tik & Luciv's "Wobble", pensive screw-face steppery comes via the unstoppable Cellardore while twisted two-step is dished out liberally by both Wolfe and Arctic. Plus, in time with the warmer seasons, there's also a sweet twang amid proceedings; Dr Nick's head-holding soul shock-out "What 2 Do", the yearning, cooing vocals on "Back 2 95", the finger-flexing key-stroker "Bruthas & Sistas" and the turbo-gospel of "So For Real". For reals.
Review: Underground heroes Tik & Borrow always bring it strong, and here on the Vision EP it's business as usual. There are two new jams here: the juddering behemoth that "Dirge" - all punishing beats, electronic belches and elastic band bass. Like a drunk Mr Oizo. Great. Rico Tubbs gives it a lively bassline makeover too. Then there's the creepy killer's basement vibes of "Hung" - turned into raw 4 x 4 by Killjoy - and lastly the percussion and heavy synths-laden "Vision".
Review: When the mighty Pelikann last appeared on In:Flux Audio he was sharing the limelight with Tik & Borrow. Now though he's graduated to having own full release...and it's a killer! There are four originals featured: the title track - all hypey high frequencied wails and jump up beats. Jay Robertson delivers a standout remix, where deep house bookends a minimal abstract malfunctioning robot of a tune. Elsewhere we find the doomy urban growls of "Laughing Cow", the all-out 4 x 4 assault of "Your Mum..." (all intense wobbles and paranoid effects) and the dubby return-to-the-source old skool dubstep flail-about "Soundboy". Safe sounds.
Review: If we're talking bass, then In:Flux Audio surely has to be in the running for most prolific label of 2016. The unstoppable collective is always full of tricks up their sleeves, and this Selection Box compilation is exactly the sort of thing we wanted to hear from them; a rough and packed collection of their best and most definitive moments of last year. From pseudo jungle, weird, amorphic dubstep, and killer speed-house, there isn't much that sounds wring with this release, and even the most demanding of bass-heads are likely to find something that they'll churn out week after week, floor after floor.
Review: In:Flux Audio now have rough n' ready wide boy Thorpey on their books. The Powah EP starts as it means to go on with the snarling, metallic riffs of "Outta My Way" which combines pitched up RnB vocals with a pounding electronic onslaught (turned into deep and sinuous tropical grooves in Pharoah K's rework). The title track meanwhile is a particularly rabid example of harsh 4 x 4 mayhem...with cowbells on top! Label dons Tik & Borrow deliver a frenetic scattershot DnB version and Sample Junkie turns in a hyper accelerated jump up version that'll put hairs on yer chest.
Review: One half of a London duo also featuring Tee, Karl Vincent has taken the step of exploring further options with this essentially solo offering. That said, he ropes in a host of collaborators to assist him on these five bangers, including Tee who appears alongside Dephex on the beefy 2-step influenced opener "Outer Space". Elsewhere Swedger appears on the chaotic heavy roller "Buzz", Link provides extra drama on the orchestrated 4 x 4 pounder "Escape", Tik & Borrow inject some techy edge on "Cops & Lawyers" and Dephex returns for some dubby UKG on "On The Run".
Review: Tik&Borrow's In:Flux Audio label has developed its strong reputation not least due to the duo's discerning ears. A new Get Fluxed comp always means more of their expertly curated selections. This time round there are 12 cuts that provide something for everyone on a bass tip. Highlights includes the buzzsaw breakbeats of T&B's own "Junction Box", the sinister afterhours garage of "Too Close" by Connerz and heady, dub-tech mayhem of Joedan's "High Times". Also an extra shout-out goes to the digi-dancehall roof-raiser "Get Funky" by King Hydra.
Review: Tik&Borrow return with a sizzling new jam, the Interstellar EP, on their own very fine In:Flux Audio label. "4th Dimension" begins an EP of high BPMs and even higher thrills as a furious melange of hoover bass, 4 x 4 beats and Yello-esque vocals growls. There's also a VIP mix of "Warperz" (recorded with Luciv) that takes things in a spacey dubstep direction. After that there are remixes of the lead track - Pelikann incorporating synth-pop lines with scattershot beats, Vital Techniques go for classic, skippy wobble on their version and lastly Fiyahman brings the fire on his fast and loose closer.
Review: When the In:Flux label opened its doors two years ago, the first person they signed was the one and only Mr C. Lately he has been off collaborating with bassline hero Krissi B in semi-secret, and 2CB comprises the first fruits of this new creative partnership. "Future Vibez" begins with a hyped up 2 steppy beat, bleepy 8-bit melodies, crystalline synths and slightly silly chipmunk vocals. Elsewhere 'Watcha Laffin' At' has a speedy dub groove and short, sharp percussion, whilst "OA", is a buzzsaw bass stomper that sounds a little bit like the theme from Rhubarb & Custard (Google it).