Review: Now we don't know what is in the water where Cartridge is living right now, but blimey! This new selection from him on the super-consistent Locus Sound imprint is yet another showcase into his dubstep-driven brilliance, kicking off with the sub-shattering low end and unpredictable drum manoeuvres of 'Iron Lung', before 'Two Of Us' combines fluttering melodic inputs with lethal bass growls. Next, 'Tek Time' unleashes a stunning soundscape of glitchy lead synth designs and haunting string jerks, before rounding the EP off in style with the crunchy bass exploits and groovy percussive marches of 'Brute'. Awesome work!
Review: There are certain labels we look to and know almost instantly are going to supply us with some absolute fire. Based on recent form Locus Sound have been one of these imprints, with Lord Jabu providing the goods for their latest outing. The title track 'El Molino' is a glistening whirlwind of arpeggios and chimes, ticking away in a hypnotic twist atop system rumbling sub-lines. From here we move into the marching synth patterns and lofi shaker runs of 'Swarm', before 'Buccaneer' lands on deck with an unusual lead instrument to add a final dash of variation to this very impressive body of work from all involved!
Review: It looks like Locus Sound have done it again with this one as they invite the wonderful sounds of OME in for three tracks of colourful dubstep expression. Let us kick off with the beautiful arrangements of 'Canarios', which combines subtle percussive lines with sweeping overhead pad lines and short woodwind bursts to give us a smooth, soothing roller. Next, the title track 'Bermuda' is rolled out which switches up the vibe completely, driving forward with fat LFO warbles and distant shimmering melodies. Finally, 'Rollin' is unveiled, switching the organic percussion for metallic slaps and rounding us up in style'.
Review: As an imprint, the Locus Sound movement certainly put together an impressive release run in 2018, boasting well received EP's from the likes of LFK, Chendah, Ceramics and many many more. They make a strong start to 2019 here however with a cracking selection from Ourman, kicking off with the mystical hypnotic tones of 'Impressions'. Following this we dip into the deep, dark and swampy sub textures of the well titled 'Kreep', which is packed with original dubstep flavour. We finish up with the title track 'Parade', which sends out a pack of gritty LFO's to greet us, rounding up this release in style.
Review: It looks like Locus Sound have done it again as they here present us with a stunning selection from SBK, a producer who is starting to turn heads wherever he goes with his super impactful steppers originals. We can hear a distinct eastern theme running through the heart of this one, kicking off with the eerie string work and distant percussive sprinklings of 'We Are From The Desert', featuring Ourman. Next up, we land amidst the heavy horn stabs and grizzly bass synthesizers of '3 Million Stones', before finding ourselves doused in heat as the warbling bass wriggles of 'Inferno' usher forth. Finally, 'Lead Dem Pace' alongisde Quasar ties the knot on this one, wrapping up another impressive body of work!
Review: When we sat down to listen through this brand new project from the Locus Sound imprint, we were blown away by both its uniqueness and creativity as Sedan works wonders with space and atmospherics. The title track is a perfect example of this as swampy bubbles and crunchy drums allow the subs to breathe relentlessly, before we dive into more murky waters on the twisted Asian melodies of 'Miese'. Next, more hypnotic triplets emerge as 'Anita' rolls out with its subtle sub frames, before we finish up in style with the minimalist reverberations and bass pressures of 'Gabriel'.