Review: More UK-leaning hybrid house from the Project Allout collective, and it looks like we have a brave newcomer on the scene in 1Thirty! The young bass-slinger opens with the wobbly garage swings of "Brain Zap", followed by the equally off-kilter yet sexy and utterly danceable bass waves of "Throttle". "Warped Steel" is more on the two-step end of the game, thanks to its sporadic beats and stop-start motion, but the man's collaboration with Karl Vincent on "Revolt" is what'll surely get the floor rockin' sideways. Yes, yes - pull up!
Review: Fresh talent Addministro arrives on Project Allout with "Alert", showing himself to be a producer steeped in classic grime and UK funky, with a track whose power hinges on its raw bassline, 8-bit chirps and broken rhythms. Huge remix support is offered; Spooky turns in a sparse eski-inspired version with devastating subs and sirens, Trends and P Jam turn in jungle-inspired heaters. Our picks however are Moony's massive re-rub that pairs huge breaks with halfstepping action and Sir Pixalot's 8-bit version which sounds like an NES cartridge gone bad.
Review: Oi! That badman AT is up on Project Allout blud! Get to know! The neo grime fantasist drops four rough and ready bangers that carry the UK bass heritage to higher grounds. Title track "Bulldog" is a badass, curb side jungle cut for the heads, while "Proper Stuff" goes more sci-fi on those rave stabs, "The Spy" lurks in the corner behind the speakers with a bit of redeye going through its core, and "Robin Hood" pumps out the classic UK grime trumpet for the big win. Heavy duty gear.
Review: This is a wicked return to releasing for the Project Allout team who here enlist the assistance of Brock UK for a very nostalgic garage selection, featuring three original corkers. We begin our journey with the spacey atmospherics and familiar UKG style drum work of 'Ere Come' which sits above a lethal bass lead. This is then followed briskly by the slowly expanding LFO movements of 'Heart Sing', a more lofi garage creation laced with memorable vocal samples. Finally we drift into the flashback-invoking chord progressions and potent sub leads of 'All The Massive', putting the finishing touches on a fantastic project.
Review: New to the game, Burt Cope is turning all the right heads and after listening to this EP you'll understand why 'Call My Name' is a glorious mix of elements of UKG from the heavily house influenced past, to the more modern sound of grime and bassline. 'Jank' has a northern Bassline heart but is decorated with sounds and effects which feel at home in big room house, the vocal is completely tongue in cheek and full of the fun flavour of old school garage. 'Fiya' is based around a simple 4/4 and mixes the best elements of musical garage with the more synthetic sound of the darker side of the scene. As the name suggests 'Rude Boi' draws more elements from grime, with violins and sirens adding texture but influences are just as varied as the rest of this fantastic EP
Review: It's an exciting time for the Project Allout team as their latest roster reshuffle starts to come into play. We are gifted four grimey originals from Casement on this one, who makes one hell of a debut appearance. The title track 'Lunar' is a magnificent fusion between eskimo themes and breaksy drum designs, with the following recording 'Hide' running riot amidst an avalanche of square wave synthesizers. Next up we have 'Bill Collector' which works together skippy drum loops and a steadily building layer of atmospheric pressure, before 'Portal' rounds everything off in serious style with its high end emotive melodic structure, packed with unpredictable plucks and harmonic musings. Excellent work.
Review: Project Allout Records drops another filthy bunch of quasi-garage cuts from none other than The Colonel himself. Ranging from psychotic UK bass nastiness to dubby four-to-the-floor fare, this EP is strictly built for the dancefloor. Each tune has something to say about this man's qualities behind the desk, but our top pick has to be the title track; a refreshing twist of shuffling percussion and weighty low-end make it simply irresistible to shake your stuff to. Big!
Review: Chug factor set to stun: Conducta ups the tempo for this latest UKG slapper. Driven by thundering 4/4 drums, powered by squelchy bass tones and polished with classic ravey vocals, it's straight out of the best chapter of the UK garage playbook. Remix-wise Deadbeat dips the tempo but ups the filth, Killjoy goes militant on the beats and paranoid on the low end while Dubzta adds moody trappist sentiments to the mix. Also included is Conducta's "Falcon", a more uplifting, hook affair; the synths could be straight out of early 90s Detroit while the bass is straight out of early 00s London. Heavy.
Review: Super-prolific Russian roustabout Creep N00m lays down his third, and arguably nastiest, album-sized project in 18 months. Drunken Brawl lives up to its name; the eponymous opener throws a pint glass mindlessly into the dancefloor with trap-like tenacity and all hell breaks loose. "Finish Him" bear hugs the nearest combatant and squeezes the life out of him with brutal grimey nastiness, "Masta Riddim" leaps around the pub serving up round-house kicks with footwork-style 808 angularity, "More Fire" gets sneaky and hides in the shadows before taking the entire pub by surprise with a series of sharp strings and icy atmospheric slaps while "Hype" shuts the whole fight down with a funky bass message that reminds we're all mates and should show each other a bit more love. Knock out material.
Review: There was a point in Creep N00m's discography that it felt like we were getting album-sized projects every half a year. In comparison to Run Dem, however, they were barely EPs... Cooked over a longer gestation period, marinated in VIPs, sprinkled with cameos (Dubzta, Genoc1de, Ro Nin) and garnished with details and repeating elements, Run Dem is an immersive (not to mention tasty) body of work from start to finish while offering freshness for DJs on every dark, grumbling twist and turn. From the creeped out reverse groans, tightly rolled hi-hats and funky, sleazy kicks of "Fighta VIP" to the paranoid bass warps of "Mass Murder", this is the sound of a man who knows his palette and vision intimately and intuitively.
Review: It's always a pleasure to see Project Allout pushing forward with fresh grime music, this time seeing them team up again with Russian grime wizard Creep N00m. He lands here across six absolute heaters, kicking off with the dungeon-like percussive expressions of 'Rat', the super catchy 'Neat Riddim', previously vocalled by Luciferian, and the lethal LFO movement of 'Jericho'. It gets epic next as 'Last MC' rolls into play, driven by extreme sidechaining and evil orchestral structures, chased up by the super tight asian themes of 'Dojo Riddim' and finally the super creative drum structures of 'SHLN', putting the lid on an exceptional body of work.
Review: We are very pleased to see the Project Allout camp making an exciting start to 2019 here as they unveil this mega drop from the combustible combination of Russia's Creep N00m and Cardiff's own Dubzta. The pair combine over the course of 10 crazy creations, kicking off with explosive sounds of 'Trailing Point' and Dubzta's skippy sensation 'White Label'. These lively themes continue across the unpredictable eski stabs of 'Lanksy', the swampish textures of 'Riddick' and the hard hitting drum rhythms of 'Sleep Experiment'. The pair gets busy throughout remixing each others work also, providing us with an extremely tasty selection.
Review: We were very excited to see bassline heavyweight Darkzy make a long awaited return to the ever-powerful Project Allout imprint. The Nottingham based bassline maverick has been on an incredible run this year, having been featured by the likes of Ministry Of Sound as well as setting venues alight up and down the country. Darkzy's VIP version of 'Glock Riddim' is a straight bass anthem, with signature synths running riot throughout. Heavyweight 4X4 remixes are provided from the likes of Dr Cryptic, Killjoy and Livesy with Dubzta's grimey recreation providing some additional depth. This is a top way to round off the year for Darkzy and the Project Allout gang!
Review: Daze Prism has redefined the bass-scape by producing monster productions for all the best labels. There's more bombs scheduled to drop on U Wot Blood and the mighty Punks, but first we have the Resonate EP on Project Allout to contend with. Featuring four utter dancefloor jams, this extended play starts as it means to go on with the skippy garage beats, mangled bass frequencies and tropical influenced snare rolls of the title track. Elsewhere we get the merciless rolling march of "The Rave", the messy, flailing flab of "Firing Squad" and the panpipes 'n' ghetto vibes of "Blow The Whistle". Safe.
Review: Having slayed the year to pieces across labels such as Punks, Southpoint, U Wot Blud, Articulate, Northern Line and many more, Daze Prism returns to his spiritual home Project Allout for his debut LP. A back to back bruiser scenario; every cut is tailored for the dance as he explores that dank and fizzy area between house, bassline, UKG and breaks. Highlights can be found in every banger but moments that really grab you by the privates include the shimmering rising chords on "Find Your Way", the twisted soul and false sense of security on the soul-lashing stepper "Grind", the savage bassline textures and alien glitches on "Stars" and the over-whelming organ majesty on the finale "Yoshi". These are just the tip of the iceberg. Go Flux yourself.
Review: Now when we saw this link up was in the works, boy did we get excited, as we see the ever-ready and experimental sounds of Daze Prism join forces with the immovable force of Project Allout. The EP itself is a super experimental look into UK funky flavours, kicking off with the vibrant title track 'Brizili', stacked in groovy percussive riffs and metallic bass tones. Next, the rhythms really are let loose as the carnival drum work of 'Clank' unleashes a torrent of groovy movements, before 'Mello' gives us a nostalgic chord-lead chopper. Finally, the shuffling moogy sub pulses of 'Proper' see us out in style.
Review: Sheffield's Deadbeat UK has already released stuff on labels with such amazing titles as Chip Butty Records and Off Me Nut. The original "What I Need" is a breaky garage belter boasting big soulful diva vocals and comes courtesy of the more sensibly named Project Allout. There's also five big remixes to work with here, the best of which include the brain melting 4 x 4 wobble of Mr Dubz workout, Moony's melodic 2-step and the super-dark AT mix.
Review: When we talk about bass music in the UK, there aren't many people who boast as comprehensive a catalogue as Deadbeat UK, so when we heard he was teaming up with the legendary Project Allout we knew we were in for a treat. He brings us three belting originals here, kicking off with the constantly expanding and switching title track 'My Gang', a creation that boasts some wicked bass design, followed by the niche-inspired synth twists of 'Minesweeper'. Finally, we take a dive into 'The Best', which along with featuring a super catchy vocal line from Kase, is also a perfect garage bass hybrid, stuffed with skippy drumwork and grizzly bass instrumentation from start to finish.
Review: Sheffield steel: Deadbeat UK doesn't release his trademark 4x4 fire as often as we'd like. But when he does; You know it's worth paying full attention. "Hustle All Day" works the hype on a sharp vocal sample before dropping into a layered bassline that strips on every riff. "Quick Turnaround" is all about the feet-down funk with its talking bass stabs and crafty sample tickle on the fill. Finally "Bag Head" pokes fun at the tickers with a sick higher toned bass riff that worms and writhes with menacing delight. Don't leave it so long next time please DBUK!
Review: As this month's special guests on the Juno Download podcast, it's only right we say a few words about the infamous Project Allout, who in their tenth year of activity are still going as strong as ever. This latest collection of dancefloor dynamite from DJ Airmax is a perfect example of their vibe, kicking off with the skippy 2-step rhythms of 'Bass Blaster' and post-bassline synth licks of 'Ergh Riddim'. Next, the vibe takes a moody twist as 'EsDoubleVeez' unleashes a wave of low warbling bass designs, alongside a super catchy vocal, before the haunted yet niche flavours of 'My Bae' and jumpy structures of 'Pop Off' round off the project with a dash of dancefloor finesse.
Review: As ever, the camp at Project Allout has been buzzing of late, filling their upcoming schedule with sizzling new releases, the latest of which they present here from DJ Airmax. The project is most certainly dripping in nostalgia, as the early niche bassline vibes of 'No Way', 'Hustlers Riddim' and 'Quaver Teef' give us a blissfully taste of original 4x4 bassline flavours. As well as this, 'Gyaldem Riddim' provides a more funky inspired set of rhythms to keep the ravers on their toes, with 'Showa' amplifying dirty bass synthesizers to a whole new level.
Review: What Dr Oetker is to frozen pizzas, Dr Oscillator is to naughty potty-mouthed bassline music: tasty. Making his debut at Michelin starred bass restaurant Project Allout, chef Oscillator has cooked his most scrumptious bangers... "The Taxman" skanks with iced-out low end menace, "Hostile" hits with more drama than a year of Eastenders while "Chicken & Gravy" closes on a scrum-diddly-umptious two-step flex where subs flutter and keys ripple with a jazzy sexiness. Yum.
Review: The enigmatic Drone touches base on Project Allout with a hot, ripping new single accompanied by a handsome remix package. The original "Skengman Mode" is a high-tech grime hybrid backed by a fierce percussion flex; among the remixes, you got Spooky's wobbled-out version, Mr Dubz's broken beat reinterpretation and a whole load of other low-end goodness by the likes of Moony, Notion and other label regulars.
Review: We're pretty sure that DS1 has been up to some amazing things under different aliases over the years, because the last appearance from this artist came about all the way back in a foggy 2012! Project Allout is the label to reignite this neat little moniker, and they've done exactly the right thing by recruiting this talented producer. The crossover between genres here is ridiculous, and this EP takes the term 'hybrid' to new and intangible proportions. "Addicted Remix" wobbles its mutant bass over a fast-moving garage stepper, and much the same goes for the even more bubbly ups and downs of "Everything Remix", except here we're faced with some suave soul vocals for added emotion. "I Need You Bad" is the gnarliest of the lot; those noxious blasts of bass burst out of all angles, backed by a tonne of subbass, and some seductive female vocals recalling the best of the early 00s era.
Review: With a title as strong as "Armageddon" there should be no illusions as to what to expect: end of days' drama full of doom and seat-of-pants fear. Naturally Dubzta has delivered. His fourth EP on Project Allout this year, there's a great sense of momentum to this in both its dynamic and timing. Big Zimmer-ish orchestral theatrics coupled with massive bass, it's an instant show-stopper. Remixes highlights come thick and fast; Spooky's drum switch, Big Mikee's addition of hench synth horns, Creep N00M's unique rhythm arrangement, J Beatz' crafty sense of funk in the kicks, Levlz filtered out string trickery and Hoax Beatz' grime-style two-step momentum. If this really is the soundtrack to the end of the world, bring it on.
Review: Sitting somewhere between garage and grime, Welsh bass herbert Dubzta picks up the strings to create that tense horror film hook he's swiftly making his signature. 4/4 at heart but casually dropping into a more eski template on the fills, it's waiting for MC damage. Remix-wise Project Allout's finest represent: Dr Cryptic gets plain silly, Juzlo goes deeper than usual with a smoky halftime step, Pavv gets all strutty with speed garage beats and a mourning hollow bassline, Frampster lays down a short sweet breaker while J Beatz sprinkles the vibe with a little wavy dynamic or two.
Review: Unadulterated bassline house vibes from Dubzta: "White Dee" samples one of the UK's most recent controversial reality TV stars, laying down her work-snubbing ethos over a delightfully bubbly bassline and stripped back jacking 4/4. Remix vibes abound as Deadbeat ups the fierceness of the riddim, Hoax Beats twist the bassline into darker pastures, Scruloose gets busy on a classic late '90s two-step/proto grime riddim and Dr Cryptic subverts every element with post-trap badness. The benefits of this EP are undeniable.
Fight Club (John Brown The Rebel remix) - (2:51) 140 BPM
Review: For Welshman Dubzta it seems to be one Project Allout release after the next, which is kind of a big deal if you factor in that this is one of the most effective bass labels on our charts these days. He's back with a one mega-hit bomb "Fight Club" which, as you can imagine, packs a mean punch on the old bassweight, and has absolutely no problems in standing out as the sort of bomb to annihilate the dancefloor. That is followed up by a series of highly effective remixes from the likes of Filthy Gears, who lays down a nasty juke reinterpretation for the heads, Mr Dubz and his d&b-grime crossover, Dallen's sci-fi-filtered bass nuke, leaving Jocatanu and John Brown to deliver two final bullets to the head. This is hazardous material. Beware.
Brain Freeze (John Brown The Rebel remix) - (3:03) 140 BPM
Brain Freeze (Jacotanu remix) - (4:37) 140 BPM
Review: Hammer horror vibes: Dubzta takes us back to dubstep darker, gritty side with a staccato riff that marches with a few sense of doom. Laced with arpeggios and far-away cries, it's an instant screwface piece for any discerning dance. Remix-wise we're in for a treat as Project Allout provide no less than six versions. Highlights include Creep N00m's retained riff and subverted textures, the detuned tones and melodic twist of Filthy Gears' remix and the humour of John Brown The Rebel's version. Ice cold.
Review: A relative newcomer, Dubzta has already scared the pants of folk with his fiercely fresh take on bassline driven music. Now, following his debut, White Dee, Dubzta squares up to fellow beat maverick Mr Dubz for the action-packed Round 1. "Maybe" has a furious electro-bassline with multiple vocals jabs and synth washes, while "Still Got Love" is speedy garage house with a wobbly uppercut. In Dubzta's hands, the former becomes musclebound two-step and the latter is a brutal 4x4 assault with a mercilessly bassy low blow for good measure. A total knock out!
Review: Project Allot is both unstoppable and inimitable in its choice of new artists; the label seems to continuously pick up new and exciting talent from around the globe, and this latest debut from the enigmatic Dutty Tingz is no exception. The leading track, "Wardub Master" kicks this banging extended EP into motion with a sort of grime sensibility that we don't hear enough of these days, and "Epicentre" builds on that momentum with a stepping belter of a groove that'd make the likes of Plastician proud. "Gas Wars" heads closer to the traditional dubstep wobble, while "Gunshot Riddim" does exactly what it says on the tin - except the bullets are made of mutant bass instead of metal, thankfully. "Nightmare Riddim" strays further down the wormhole thank to a sinister landscape of sonics, and "Criminal District is all rifles in the air again, as Dutty Tingz marks his style and pace, giving us a taster of what's to come from the producer.
Review: Boom! Project Allout come swiftly through with yet more half-step talent in the form of Frampster, an artist we know little to nothing about at the moment but who can certainly shake a bassbin like no other! The title track, as the name suggests, is a gun-toting grime jerker with a stop-start motion for total dancefloor destruction and head-nodding madness, while "Appletiser" takes the same stutter but adds in a heavier dosage of bass to the equation. The same goes for "Terminator" and " Yazoo", two evil-as-hell UK bullets for the goons.
Review: It's that time we look forward to so much again as Project Allout return again with another fantastic package, this time dipping and delving into the familiar realms of speed garage and bassline with three tracks of pure vibes from Froidy. The title track '2 High' is a super energetic piece of bass music, drawing from niche-inspired sound design and incredibly skippy drum patterns, followed by the smooth vocal tones and twisted bass synths of 'Things You Need'. We finish the project up with a look at Froidy's 'Tomorrow' remix, another niche driven spectacle and one we feel would rip the dance to shreds for certain.
Review: It's time to really dial it back to the old school as the legendary Project Allout here return to give us a dose of nostalgic bliss, as Froidy arrives on the scene with a back of 4x4 niche bangers. We kick this one off with a look at the lively title track 'Wub Ting', an original that combines carnival chords with wild wailing wobbles to bring life to any party. The high energy vibes continue into the catchy vocal slices of 'See Things Clear', along with the high, whining synth patterns of 'In My Lyf'. Finally, we finish our delvings into this project with a look at 'High Grade', a straight scatty screamer, combining rapid fire LFO machine gun fire with classic bassline drum work to round this one off in good spirits.
Review: We were thrilled to see the return of Project Allout as they get ready to kickstart a new decade with a box of tasty releases. The first of which is brought to us by Hate-Rid, with an EP stacked with bassline and UKG delights, kicking off on the grizzly synth maneuvers of the title track 'Nasty Bastard'. Next, following a grimey introduction of strings and half-time drum flexes, we move into the warbling leads of 'Amnesia', followed by the vicious bass drives of 'Butterfliez' and metallic slaps of 'Rough' to round everything up. A great start to the year for all involved!
Review: Project Allout welcomes newcomer Hexy to their crew, and the fresh-faced bass shotter's got a bitt of a lean going with these four punishing bass mutants. "Energy" is a straight-up grime bullet, spreading its vicious waves of bass over a minimalistic percussion groove; "Go" is the natural follow-up to it, another wild-haired club banger focusing on the destructive power of low frequencies. "Oi Oi" changes the tone by breaking out some house drums over another muddy whirlpool of nasty designer bass shots, whereas "Idiot" is Hexy's answer to what modern grime should sound like - wet, nasty and full of deranged goodness.