Review: Dubstep as a whole is in a very healthy place right now, and artists pushing the boundaries of 140 music as a whole across the globe is a big factor behind that. This latest four track delight from Ape Suit is a perfect example of that creativity in action as we kick off with the murky undergrowth and lethal yet subtle reesey tones of 'Abounding Happiness'. Next, 'Human Adult' takes us down a road of crunchy percussive genius and gnarly bass rolls, before the more high tempo drum arrangements and colourful melodic synth textures of 'Tromp L_OEIL' drag us down a different avenue entirely. Finally, 'The End' is a perfect closer, combining warm, fuzzy bass tones with more delicate drum work with incredible results. Awesome work!
Review: Next up from Ape Suit comes a very exciting four-track EP, taking the extensive title of 'Time Passes, Things Happen, People Change'. This title would insinuate a more introspective production approach, which is exactly what we find when we open the project, kicking off with the melodic synthesizer and moogy pulse hybrid of 'Everyone Is Everyone'. Next, the choppy drum skips and interesting vocal processing of 'Had To Be' gives us something a little different, before 'How Do You Feel' combines sweeping reesey textures with chiming melodic switch-ups for another brilliant creation. Finally, 'The Universe Is My Cat delivers an outstanding piece of soundscaping, perfect for rounding off this very clever project.
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!
Review: Who's ready for a tangled descent into the weird and wonderful? We certainly are as we walk you through this stunning new bag of tricks from MURDA, who really lets loose across these four fantastic original creations. We kick off our odyssey into the unknown with 'Valmiki, a super syncopated jamboree of eastern plucks and rolling 808's, before the unpredictable drum combustions of 'The Prophet' take the starring role. Next up we meandre into the more stripped back musings of 'Kalidasa' before finishing up with a real lick of style on 'The Crow', a super distorted ball of jerky rhythms and hypnotic melodic loops. Awesome stuff all around on this one!