Review: Infernal Sounds have been on a killer roll of late, with every release landing with some serious impact. This latest assembly of delicious bassweight from Nova is another addition to that catalogue as we kick off this selection with the shivering LFO grinds and punchy drum slaps of the title track 'Bonafide', giving us a powerful opener. From here, 'Single Fuse' combines gnarly, haunted melodic designs with swampy drum additions to give us something bulging with low end power, before 'Fivers' takes us down a much more minimal road, again focussing however on those eerie atmospheric pads. For the finale, Foamplate gets involved for a bubbly creation by the name of 'Intricacy' which utilizes a fantastic sub-line atop lively percussive additions to see out the tracklisting in style.
Review: We have often spoken about how excited we are to hear new Infernal Sounds projects, with today's being the cherry on the top of a very exciting year so far. Having had them as guests on The JunoDownload podcast, we knew this drop was going to be a bit crazy, as they unveil twelve storming originals from some of the biggest names to grace the label, including the likes of Fiend, Causa, Bukkha, J:Kenzo, Sabab, Ternion Sound & more, all delivering power dubstep creations and upping the levels from one track to the next. The entire tracklisting is crazy, but our standouts would have to include firstly the warbling synthesizer rattles of Nova's 'Calivate', a storming original that really hits home on where dubstep is today. We would also have to include the gnarly electronic melodies of 'Gutta' from Dark Tantrums, alongside the more subtle chord structures and syncopated bliss of Oxossi's 'Wyldin'.
Review: There really does seem to be no stopping the Infernal Sounds rampage as they pull another rabbit out of the hat with this one, inviting Chad Dubz & Somah inside for a system-ready four track selection. We kick off with the super energetic LFO lines and high energy drum slaps of 'The Business' which takes the mantle of title track with good reason. Next, 'Naraka' takes us back to an early Deep Medi feel, combining eerie chord progressions and string lines with warbling subs below, followed by the more subtle designs of 'Amplified', a bass-heavy swamp monster. FInally, 'Unresolved' gives us something a little different as it's uniquely designed synthesizer warbles give a final dash of spice to this wicked release.
Review: Appearing on his second release of the weekend, the ever-ready Karnage unleashes some serious flavour on this brand new collaboration with the Infernal Sounds team, one of the most consistent imprints out there right now. We begin with 'Mordekaiser', a stripped back LFO-driven system stomper, alongside the much more eerie soundscaping and buzzy textures of 'Off Kilter'. Next, the shimmering chord progressions and shuffling drum work of 'Shitamachi Walk' provide us with a much more mellow sounding addition before rounding off with the title track 'Spirit Bomb', a gnarly combination of humming, speaker-busting sub basses and glitchy melodics above, putting the final touches on yet another top quality selection from all involved!
Review: The Infernal Sounds team have gained a real reputation for their respectful showcasing of the deeper side of the dubstep sound, which is why we were so excited to see a legendary figure such as Cluekid landing a potent two-tracker on the impressive imprint. We begin with the super nostalgic LFO designs and colourful, breakbeat-influenced drum arrangements of 'Electric Avenue', a warbling masterclass in original dubstep wizardry. On the flip, 'Horizontal' gives us an opportunity to explore Cluekid's more melodic side as we are greeted by regal sounding horn-lines and glittering synthesizer patterns to match, before descending into more wobbly madness!
Review: The Infernal Sounds camp has most definitely produced some very noteworthy releases across the full breadth of 2020, with this new drop from DPRTNDRP being one of their years highlights in our eyes. We begin our dive into this one with a look at 'What Ya Mean', a sub-heavy exploration into the darker side of steppers music, with a fuzzy low end driving the track forward alongside syncopated percussive plucks and eerie atmospheric textures above. Next, 'Faya Blazin' sends us down a much more dungeon-influenced path, followed by the incredibly powerful sub-bass designs and eastern-inspired melodic dithering of 'Ambush'. Finally, the grizzly synth distortion and minimalist drum arrangements of 'Trasher' sends us somewhere completely different for a potent finale to this wonderful EP.
Review: Boy oh boy we were excited to jump into this new drop from Sepia, especially seeing as he has joined forces with this incredibly consistent Infernal Sounds crew to release it. We begin our dive with the extremely pleasing sounds of 'Flutez', a colourful explosion of 140 creation, driven by sizzling basslines and an overall sense of eeriness. Next up, we find ourselves wading through yet more of those sumptuous LFO rolls within 'Cross The Line', a proper oldschool sounding system thumper, closely followed by the more emotive melodic structure and spacey textures of 'Tales From The Crypt', putting the final touches on yet another super consistent body of work from one of the most on-point dubstep producers out there right now!
Review: Dubstep has arguably never been in a more consistently top quality position, with nearly every release boasting incredible levels of both innovation and bass-driven mastery, a theme into which Infernal Sounds most certainly deliver with Bukkha's brand new 'Badda Dan Dem' selection. We kick off with Killa P's highly impactful vocal feature on the title track, slapping the mix to pieces with a well processed vocal line, followed by Blackout JA's more dancehall influenced toasting over 'Rise Of The Beast', a seriously weighty dubwise sound for the system. Finally, we round off this selection of three collaborations with Gaze Ill joining the party on 'Stems Dub', another swampy design, pushed forward by it's distorted flute lines and shimmering percussive inputs, putting the final touches on yet another top quality selection!
Review: The run that we find Infernal Sounds upon has seen them unleash some incredible creations as of late, with this new link up between J:Kenzo & Saule being a perfect example of that energy. We begin by diving head first into J:Kenzo's long awaited remix of 'Cure Dem', rebuilding the track into a dancehall inspired system rattler, with crunchy rhythmic slaps and a warbling synth line out front for good measure. On the flip, We take in the ferocity of 'Shijima's Revenge', a grizzly low end bubbler, driven primarily by it's pulsating bassline and piercing ride-cymbals. What a double up this one is!
Review: To the dubstep faithful, seeing ClueKid back at it once again must be an incredibly satisfying sight to see, with his uniquely smooth take on the steppers sound coming across more potent than ever before. We kick off this release with a dive into the circling pools and swishing woodwind textures of the title track: 'Mistik World', a colourful piece of arrangement doused in well panned percussive excellence. On the B-side, we take it old school as the shimmering bass pulses and junglist inspired drum flicks of 'Bunn Da Sensi' provide a top quality flip. This is ClueKid back to his best and we absolutely love to see it!
Review: The team over at Infernal Sounds must have something very unusual in their porridge, because they have yet again arrives to provide us with some absolute dirt for the system from SWR, beginning with the truly raucous reese bass stutters and bubbling melodic lines of the title track 'Square Soldier'. From here we find ourselves drifting into 'Vertigo', a breathy yet metallic synth chopper, followed by niche-hybrid basslines and subtle brass stabs of 'Cypher Zero'. Finally, the warped eastern melodic structures of 'Isshin's Theme' give the EP that final dash of the good stuff to round this off as one of the most creative drops of 2020.
Review: These days it's honestly quite rare we find an Infernal Sounds drop we aren't crazy for, with this latest helping from the on-form Fiend being another corker of a four tracker. We kick off our look through this one with a dive into the little track 'Emeralds', a moody roller, driven by sweeping chords and a fantastic use of reverberated space. Next, the more industrial drum sounds and unpredictable bass movements of 'Solar' pack a real punch before Bukkha does the business on a very well thought out rework of 'Emeralds'. Finally, the fluttering woodwind lines and pulsating LFO designs of 'Omen' put a final gloss of class across the whole project!
Review: Infernal Sounds have most certainly been on a pretty killer run so far this year, seeing the likes of Taiko & Saule grace the imprint in recent times. Their latest drop sees the magnificent De-Tu deliver a three track bonanza, kicking off with the spacy, dub-infused chords and system rattling basslines of 'Fruitcake', a potent title track indeed. Next, 'Wicked Skank' delivers more syncopated chords with an incredibly hard hitting warbling lead, again delivering a tonne of weight to the low end. Finally, the crunchy percussion and eerie atmospheric patterns of 'Secrets' gives us a final tad of variation to round off another top quality body of work from the Infernal Sounds camp.
Review: Infernal hit the big two-oh and they've recruited Taiko to mark the occasion. Last spotted on the label around 009 by way of a Darkimh co-lab, this is his debut EP for Infernal and it's long overdue. Each cut gets darker and more uncompromising as we creep and writhe from the gothic haunted house bass harmonics of "Giant Big Man" to the lighter, ghostly flutters and gurgling bass of "Slingshot Dub" right through to the trippy, warped finale "Pen To Paper". A giant big release.
Review: Over the years we have slowly seen the dubstep sound become more and more prominent across Europe and beyond. Today we check out the latest drop from one of France's original stepper soundsmiths with this vibrant two track project from the now London-based Von D. We kick off with 'Cross Of Hendaye', an incredibly crispy creation, boasting thick, punchy drum structures and vibrant bubbling atmospheric textures, working together to create a sizzling, unpredictable, system ready delight. On the flip, 'Finis Gloriae Mundi' takes a slightly more rawcus tone, focussing more-so on its potent lead LFO line, set to rearrange dances into ruckuses worldwide.
Review: What a year the guys at Infernal Sounds are having eh? This release serves as a testament to the momentum the team's release roster has build up as 'Origin' lets us explore the deepest and darkest corners of the dubstep phenomenon. We are blessed with a top draw line up, with original recordings coming from the likes of DE-TU, Perverse, Saule and many more heavyweight faces. For us, one of the standouts has to come with Von D's return, on the laid back LFO rolls and glitchy chord stabs of 'Finis Gloriae Mundi'. Other highlights include stepper's favourite Sepia with his two potent originals in 'Remember' and 'Awaken', along with Karnage's smooth collaboration with Rider Shafique on 'Realise'.