Review: There's something weirdly familiar about this collection of bass-heavy, warehouse-friendly stompers from Australian newcomer Abstract Now. Check, for example, the explosive 808 cowbells, rumbling bass, hectic beats and borrowed vocal of "Default Drub", or the rolling garage-meets-rave thump of "Evrythng" - both sound like the work of someone with a keen ear for bass music trends - see the colossal "Forever" and bate "The Way It Is" - while keeping his productions impressively on-point. A long and illustrious career awaits.
Review: Aussie duo Hypercolour break out the ravey vibes on this new three-track release for Inna Riddim, with the upfront "Think"-break rocking "Marvin" dicing up vocodered chops of the great man himself over a hectic mix of 2012 synths and 1992 breaks, while "Fool's Gold" impresses hugely with a brutal half-step rave break cutting an icy dash. Add to that the crisp garage jack of "No One Else" and Hypercolour have you sorted for an ultra-modern rave up.
Review: Inna Riddim is a record label and sound system that personally claims it is 'bringing the ruckus from Brighton to Bondi (that's in Sydney, Australia, by the way people) and are trying to push the boundaries of bass music. An ambitious mission statement but all the best to them; they're having a good innings on the Spectrum Yellow EP. Starting out with the deep and dark side roll of Ritual's "Rush2AD", Cykotek pitches "Neofunk" at us and as the name suggests: he certainly does take his cues from Ed Rush & Optical's Virus style of techstep. Compa's contribution is "Them Dogs" which features the most razor sharp bassline we've heard all year hands down while LUPR presents the sinister, Crystal Waters sampling bass house of "Guided".