Logan D’s multi-award winning jump up D&B label Low Down Deep Recordings has been tearing things up since 2005. With its HQ in London, the Low Down Deep family has been home to some of jump up’s naughtiest names: Voltage, Upgrade, Turno, Majistrate, Heist, Ego Trippin, Logan D himself, and the late Dominator. In 2017, the label also whacked out Serum and Voltage’s knockout ‘Cricket Bat’ track (featuring Bassman) that forms part of the foundations of the new-style roller movement and possibly facilitated the birth of the Kings Of The Rollers themselves. Sub-labels include Subway Soundz, Sweet Tooth and The City Series. With Logan D’s work ethic steaming along as fast as some of the 175 bpm weapons the label fires out, there’s no stopping Low Down Deep’s drive to carve out the high-octane, bass-heavy sound it’s best known for.
Review: Hard music calls for 'High Times' as Ego Trippin drop this massive six-pack of slappers on every stoner's favourite date - 420. If you know Ego Trippin then you already know the score; precision production, gritty grooves and raw, timeless jump-up dynamics. Vibes range from the sci-fi shock out of 'Body Snatchers' to the bambaata-bumping delight of 'Airlock' with all flavours in between. Get high or rich trying.
Review: 15 years deep, but never on the low down... Logan D's label continues to operative and thrive at the forefront of jump up D&B with this epic anniversary collection. Loaded with new versions, upfront material and unreleased classics, it's a fittingly fresh and excitable package for a label with such tenure. Highlights include Voltage's curmudgeonly remix of Serum's 'Up In Smoke', the never-ending legacy of Dominator with the previously unreleased 'Outta Control', brand new badness from Slipz in the form of 'Badman' and timeless rawness from Heist with 'Bravado'. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Review: Low Down Deep regular Jeopardize returns to Logan D's imprint with his third major missive on the label this year. Four tracks deep, we're hurled straight into the fire as the sirens blaze and shred on the title track 'Project Terra' before we settle into a gritty gutter-chomping groove on the distorted bass fuelled 'Mind Over Matter'. Deeper into the EP we strut to find the high end staccato stabs on 'Destruction Dealer' before 'I RMBR' closes on a much darker, sinewy note. Heavy.
Review: Filthy Habits and Complex join forces for two steamroller jams on Logan D's Low Down Deep. Complementing each other's sounds perfectly, 'Consequences' lands first with its addictive rolling percussion and twisted riff before 'Elements' sweeps in with an even aggier and persistent feel. Militant as the riff hits with every beat, and laced with swooning horns on the breakdown, there's a timeless D&B energy to this that takes us right back to the early 2000s Bristol sound. Massive.
Review: Following heavyweight dispatches on the likes of Original Key, Tribe Of Dub and Deep Quake already this year, Berlin-based Japanese artist Tomoyoshi makes his debut on Low Down Deep with four far-ranging beauties tailored for all hours of the night. 'Evolution' is straight up peaktime riffage that's perfect for doubling or tripling up. 'Laphroaig' gets us supping a few tipples of fire water as it flips between jazzy chords and stabby riffs while 'No Self' is a warpy, swaggering piece of classic jump-up before 'Joint' closes the party down with a dizzying blast of basslines and mischievous edits. Feel the burn.
Review: Tickets please! Northern superking Stompz jumps aboard the good bus Low Down Deep with three riffy roughhouse jams. 'Bendy Bus' is a vibrant Q&A buzz-fest that tips its conductor cap to the styles of Serum and Voltage, 'Rubberface' will have you shaking your jowls avidly to the high frequency back-and-forth hook before 'Pandemonium' finishes the EP with another wholesome lead line that you'll be whistling, humming and shouting at people for weeks on end. Get bendy!
Review: Boh 'Selecta'! Magenta returns to Low Down Deep with this crucial four-track attack. The title track 'Selecta' says it all; loose rattling breaks and a riff you'll be whistling for days and some very dreamy elements in the mix. The rest of the EP remains at this high level of dancefloor luxury; 'Skeng' is a slinky, low-riding rudeboy roller, 'Endz' keeps it ghetto with a huge sporting exhaust of a bassline while Blckhry joins the party for the final gully blow-out 'No Escape'. Rewind, selecta come again!
Review: Low Down Deep is a platform from some of the best aimed at showing off some of the baddest jump up and heavier sounds floating around at the moment. This full length album is a rare occurrence for the label, and from label regular Filthy Habits it, is exactly what we want and is name Kaleidoscope presumably because it offers up a dizzying range of dancefloor friendly stuff. The first track is a steppy, stripped back and choppy piece of work that vibrates and ricochets all the way down the range, a process repeated until it's drilled into your skull. There are no features here, it's all Filthy Habits, and tracks like 'Delirious', 'Mortality' and 'Night Terrors' all show a commitment to tough sonics that makes this album so damn good. Unstoppable.
Review: Introducing the sounds of The Usual Suspects Part 1, a radical attempt to create jump-up so splintered and broken you'll barely recognise it. This is pure party music, there's no time for sophisticated conversations about its merits because you'll be too busy dancing to it. Sota's 'Pumper's epitomizes the extent of the madness here, with a punched-out percussive line that underpins a grating force of progression and anger, perfectly crafted to give you goosebumps in the dance. The metallic quality to 'Bring It' is another highlight, and it's safe to say that with these five tunes, Sota, Supreme Being, Heist, Complex and The Force have done a wicked job. Big tunes.
Review: Big guns blazing, Low Down Deep fire more shots into 2021 with this massive four-piece from Skore. As you can tell from the title, the EP ignites with a very special track as an old unreleased collab with Dom (RIP) kicks things off with incendiary riff magic. Elsewhere 'Your Lovin' brings in the tones of Ellie Marie for some light/dark fusion and another massive riff before 'My Selectah' adds a little euphoria into the mix and 'Slushy' ensures the EP ends on a serious bang. Not to be missed... You all know the score about Skore by now.
Review: Following a string of heavy hitters on the likes of Invicta, Bagged & Tagged and Subway Soundz, young Czech producer Magenta dents the discography of Low Down Deep with this stinking collection of jump-up bumpers. Five cuts deep, each one laced with high levels of funk of mischief, highlights include the rattling drums and early 2000s Zinc style Q&A riff of 'Lesson' the outright drama and foreboding tones of 'Games' and the gritty salute-inducing growler 'Nuff Respect' with UK MC donnie Swifta. Get busy.
Review: Low Down Deep have really outdone themselves with this one and it's courtesy of Filthy Habits, who, across four tunes, seriously rolls things out. The standout tune is 'Caught Sippin', which moves from a choppy array of jump up stabs into a winding, twisting bass node with a devilish bend within, a powerful dancefloor track that you won't forget any time soon. The title track smacks of old school Low Down Deep material with its shameless approach to funky rhythms and bouncy beat making, a catchy affair that doesn't take itself too seriously. The others are equally stripped back, and we really love the barebones approach being taken here.
Review: Defying the curse of 2020, Yoteii's been on something of a roll this year with dope bombs on the likes of Cave, Breeze and now Logan D's mighty Low Down Deep. Two tunes, two vibes; 'Nostalgia' is a roller's roller with its mildly euphoric intro flipping into a whole chorus of space-aged gritty bass tones. 'The Virus', meanwhile, marks the weird and pranged-out era with vocal cameos from one of the scariest men on the planet. Stay safe.
Review: Fresh from his unforgettable "Amnesia" EP, Jeopardize returns to Logan D's Low Down Deep with another feisty selection. Four slabs deep, we kick off with the Annix-style gurgles and spikes of "The Death Marshes" before getting sandblasted by the droning basses on "Connected" and ruffed up by the curmudgeonly bass grizzles of "So Simple". Last but not least we hit "Sight Seeing" where savage breaks and barking basses guarantee reloads, riots and respect from all other selectors in a 50 mile radius. Heavy!