Review: For this intense 8 track LP by the name of 'Elemental Gears', LOK touches down gracefully onto Shanti Planti with a head full of ideas, proceeding to execute them perfectly. This album really has something for any dubstep fan, be in the classic zoned out bass tones of 'Null', the beautifully unpredictable drum design of 'Mechaganic' or the quite frankly stunning soundscaping of 'Dojo'. It's a project that boasts musical maturity, especially on tracks such as the dubwise 'Koshendo' or the experimental bass synth design of 'G Funk' which wonks away alongside dubstyle arrangements. This a fantastic project that comes highly recommended from our end!
Review: Cosmic polymaths Quanta unleash another experience. Trippy, elastic textures galore, once again it's a broadsword bass collection it features slinky-but-steady 100BPM glitch ("In The Realms Of") giant slo-mo dubby washes and thundering 4/4s ("Bio Magnetic") and the brain-meltingly spacious, 23rd century dub exploration "Metaphysical". Watch out for breakdown; it's so deep, expansive and ludicrously psychedelic you will feel like every particle of star you have ever been constructed with. Happy astral travels!
Review: As ever with releases from the Shanti Planti imprint, we expected to hear the weird, wild and wonderful. It's safe to say we weren't disappointed as we kick off the latest SUB.CONSCIOUS episode with the experimental dubstyle one drops of 'Qualia', which features excellent vocal work from Piscean. Next up we have the unpredictable bass twists of 'Empassist', the highly swung out sub workings of 'Neural Plastic' and the neuro half time grooves of 'Spiritual Bypass'. We finish up the project with more wonderful oddities in 'Words & Music', which leads us on to three top notch remixes. Firstly we hear Subroot work 'Qualia' into an aquatic dubstep roller, whilst Omnico sends 'Neural Plastic' down a hypnotic rabbit hole. Finally Bloop completely overhauls 'Spiritual Bypass' into a reesey half time stomper, rounding off a solid body of work!