Review: The MPH wave is well and truly underway as he makes his return to the incredibly impressive Night Bass imprint for a full length LP adventure. Having already released numerous heaters on the LA-based label, it's very exciting to see everything arranged in one single place. Opening up the project we firstly explore '-Sunset-', a gorgeous retro soundscape focussed on fluttering synthetic crunches, which leads us into nostalgic vocal doubles and sweeping reeses of 'Doubt' as the project really kicks off. Next, 'Ghost' lets fly a ferocious display of powerful drum processing and warbling bass tones, with the gnarly reese drives of 'Rush' alongside Cecilia then giving us a serious rave stomper. We then get soulful twist up as the fabulous vocal overlays and purple synthetic backdrops of '-Sunrise-' are unleashed, with the fluttering chord progressions and shuffling shakers of 'California' arriving with just as much vim. Finally, 'R&R' sees Hamdi arrive for a typically classy collaborative effort, seeing the LP out with beautiful harmonic grooves and a bassline like no other!
Review: It's been well established over the last couple of years that the Night Bass movement has rapidly risen into one of the most impressive imprints in global dance music, with 2021 being another very successful year. This 'Best Of 2021' compilation is therefore jam-packed with explosive bangers from the full range of their fabulous roster, with the likes of AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo, Taiki Nulight, Zero, NOISY, BIJOU, Elcamino and more all making heavyweight appearances. The best thing for us about the Night Bass catalogue is the way thet champion both established names and rapidly rising stars of the future, with MPH's 'Nova' being one of the project's highlights with it's glittering arrangement and excellent use of atmospherics, next to the more experimental rhythms and unorthodox melodic switches of 'Pop Your Hip' from Body Ocean. The whole project is a real homage to international dominance of Night Bass, with the future looking even brighter still.