Corentin Blondiau aka Taos already appeared on Plush a few years back, and he's returned to the South London label with all guns blazing for this latest meditative bass belter of an EP. All four tracks bring something different to the table: "Nuts Banging" merges Latin melodies together with dubbed-out bass drums, whilst "Teksu" goes down a militant wormhole of ninja percussion programming and crystalline atmospherics. Changing further still, "Underwater Skank" places aqueous, reverb-ridden half-step deep in an abyss of grainy low-ends and dreary-eyed vocals, but it's "Manifesto" which gets all the floor-power - nod ya head to that one in the dancehall...
DnB Radio's second label Plush has had some impressive artists grace its books since its inception. Pushing the intelligent, deeper sounds of drum and bass, this EP looks to showcase some of their ethos, as well as providing a platform for some seriously intelligent newcomers to sound their battle cry. Paperclip launches straight in with the icy breaks of "In My Dreams", a solid techy roller with plenty of attitude. From his addition to the compilation, Durban definitely casts himself as one to watch with the oriental vibes of gorgeously flexing, neuro nasty "Infinity", featuring the smooth vocals of Ella. Shivaxi offers some respite in the calming deepness of "In The Moment", where ParaDigm's glitchy, intensely-studied "Modern Fortunes" acts as a half-time counterpoint to the EP's fast-paced d&b heart. Meek Odyssey bubble and brew a Bjork-influenced soundscape; Mr Mann adds some twinkling beauty and final track "Pheadra" offers some deep lulling bass to soothe and comfort. A seriously accomplished EP from some exciting new talents.