Review: Long-standing Hungarian genre-flexer AMB makes his Muti Music debut with a sterling selection of mildly psychedelic glitch fusions. Stand-out sounds include the balance of ghostly vocal harmonies and foley recordings on "No Regrets", the industrial drum sludge on "Shadows" and the wonked-out, sleazy Bleep Bloopisms of "Creeky". AMB's been bubbling for some time now... With Muti backing his spirit he could well bubble over.
Review: Bass music has taken some seriously whimsical departures over the years but few artists capture its trippiest potential than San Fran sleaze-peddler An Ten Nae. Following his infamous "Acid Crunk" series, here we find him getting jiggy on a Sound Of Music / nursery rhyme flex. With a warped - but not too uncomfortable - child's rap melting over the groove, this is one unique jam that will make your dancefloor stop in their tracks. Remix-wise An Ten Nae offers up a tribal reversion while Ooah add more of a trap/R&B twist to the darkness. "Acid Spill" closes the show with a stark, spikey breakbeat workout complete with, you've guessed it... truckloads of acid funkery. Lovely.
Review: The Muti Music label prefer to deal in sounds, rather than specific genres. Since 2002, the imprint has given us a whole selection of timeless electronic escapades that have delved into Balearic, bass, house, industrial, and sounds not capable of being contained under one phrasing. Andreilien has been an important presence for them over the last few years, and the producer is back with his third LP for the label, the aptly named Algorithm. This isn't really half-step, but it's not quite digital dub either, it's just something in between; a dark, mechanical construction of beats and murky electronic sonics. It most certainly is a breath of fresh air, however, and it will likely appeal to any bass-head who finds themselves bored by the current direction of dubstep, and other affiliated genres. Exploration and experimentation are the keywords, here!
Review: Atomic Reactor's next offering comes on Muti Music, with a five-track EP of epic proportions containing four original tracks and a remix by kLL sMTH. First up we have the infectious dancefloor driven mash up "Body Movin'" which is all squelchy SFX and high pitched synths. Next is "Intergolemia" - a fidgety piece of musical mischief with bleepy melodies layered up. The title track is an onomatopoeic dream with smashing snares and quirky SFX in abundance. "Unreal" is another sci-fi soaring venture, whilst the kLL sMTH remix of "Body Movin'" offers a slice of something different.
Review: Multi Music US have graced us with a very clever release indeed as Bayalien Sound System land with an instant impact across for electronic overloads. We begin with a dive into the title track 'Woolly Mammoth', a haunted hop hop roller, packing some serious high levels of organic energy, with the super distorted bass tones of 'Rio De Janeiro' and jittering rhythmic displays of 'Golden Lotus'. Finally, 'Dusty' provides another compositional switchup, building its arrangement around scarce triplets, with layers of authentic percussion providing the glue in-between. Lovely!