Review: Plush Recordings call on Contract Killers, Soundwall, PFM and Formula One for two utterly beguiling excursions into liquid D&B funk. First up, "The Life Moments" by Contract Killers gets a refix from Soundwall, with the cavernous drop in tempo and vibe after the mid-section breakdown worth the admission price alone. PFM and Forumla One team up for "If You Were Mine", a liquid roller with smooth vocals, wistful percussion and squelchy bass stabs.
Review: With tracks and releases under his belt on Fokuz, Soul Deep and Luv Disaster - mostly during a super-productive 2012 - Brazilian basshead Duoscience is beginning to make something of a name for himself. This latest two-track missive is typical of his take on drum and bass. His cuts are rarely less than sunny, soul-flecked and surprisingly deep, and that's certainly the case here. Opener "Thanks" is particularly good, offering a smooth combination of South American breaks, warm chords and bluesy jazz horns. "Think", meanwhile, has a more rigid snappiness - all hypnotic bleep melodies, intricate percussion programming and laidback atmospherics