Review: Fancy something fresh from Innerground? Did we even need to ask? This little beauty comes fresh from the Midlands, but don't let that stop the vibes. "The Things You Do" opens up the release with a sleek, old school sound and the funkiest bass/drums/sax 'parp' combo in town. Seriously, you need to hear this. On the flip, "Feeling Inside" takes a very different course, with rapidfire breaks and soulful live instrumental sampling, not to mention classic sounding diva vocals. The perfect choice for anyone looking for something nice to put on at the weekend - go on, give your crowds a treat.
Review: Known since forever as the king of soulful liquid goodness, DJ Marky has teamed up with fellow South American XRS to create two perfect slices of Brazilian D&B. Oozing with summertime charms from start to finish, the title track blends jazzy musical interludes with some seriously danceable beats. AA side offers a harder hit of dancefloor liquid, bringing chunky bass and sparkling fresh synths into the equation. Always a buy on sight label, Marky's Innerground has done it again - as if you were in any doubt.
Review: Not content with putting up with a winter that's outstaying its welcome, Innerground have begun to piece together a work collective that shows off the sundrenched atmospherics of the Brazilian drum and bass scene. Headed up by DJ Marky and S.P.Y, the first track is of course "Yellow Shoes" but with a twist; adding that classic Calibre warmth to drum and bass' ultimate summer anthem tones down the glare, making it much more accessible to those of us bleached by a thousand months of rain and sleet. "Summer Soul" is far less accommodating however, and as the title suggests, it's a Submorphics-flavoured roll through the bassy summer days and soulful vocals that have become a staple of the Brazilian scene. A perfect excuse to ramp up the heating and crack open some Brahmas.
Review: Another landmark release from DJ Marky's Innerground imprint as Flaco takes over with powerful flavours in title track "Colossus". Building from a sparse, whispering intro punctuated only by hissing, sharp beats, "Colossus" falls into the drop with a rumbling vocal, weighty sub bass tremble and plenty of murky, low slung badness. It hums along for the duration and trust, if you like bass, then you'll like this. Accompanying it is the altogether more soulful sounds of "Down" with its gentle, shimmering intro and lush, lilting lyrics, underpinned of course by characteristic rolling bass in abundance.
Review: One of the US's most consistent and respected D&B contributors, Random Movement has been moving floors with his jitter-jazz frenetic funk since 2005. Here we find Marky's Innerground plotting out the producer's career with a perfectly curated collection of highlights. From the bold organic drum choppery and oceanic lickage of "Sabina" to the dreamy, star-gazing sub-driven stepper "Bandaids", it's a fine testament to Random Movement's contributions. Whether you're only just getting acquainted or looking to fill some gaps in your collection, this is a must!
Review: Bursting out of the Innerground catalogue this time is soulful drum and bass star Random Movement, a man so vital to the cause he's worked with S.P.Y and DJ Marky right from the outset of his career, rolling out smooth, jazzy vibes on Liquid V, CIA, Integral, Spearhead and Horizons. Bringing his bright, uplifting take on the genre to first track "Down Somehow", cool vocals drift over sparkling synths and jazzy bass. "Won't Budge" is a deep stepper, contrasting with the usual sunshine layers of R.M's style. Taking a deeper approach, expect to hear this tearing up dancefloors Stateside and across the Atlantic. Another lawless release from one of D&B's continually rising stars.