Review: As the Southpoint team continue to grow and expand their powerful catalogue of original bass music, they welcome the sounds of the much sought after Kiddah, who unveils his quality with a spicy four track masterclass. The title track 'Grip' is exactly what the doctor ordered, fusing together lethal reese action and gnarly drum breaks, kicking us off with a fiery introduction. From here, MRo's sumptuous vocal talents swim into view on 'The Way', another luscious landscape of tasty breaks and vibrant subs. Finally, Kiddah sends the EP down a completely different route as Diligent Fingers arrives for a powerful vocal on the raucous dubstep designs of 'Run Di Place Red'. The combination of these three heaters is something truly special, topped off by the addition of the 'Run Di Place Red' instrumental mix for good measure.
Review: As always with the Southpoint imprint, it looks like they have delivered another treat for us here as homegrown heavyweight and flag flyer: Bushbaby touches down with a pair of spicy singles, with two different versions of his brand new creation entitled 'Addicted'. This release marks a different direction for Bushbaby as he moves towards a much more tech-house influenced sound, with the A-side focussing on powerful, moogy subs below a wash of pounding drum slaps and stripped back percussive designs. On the flip-side, the 'Burner' mix takes an even moodier route, with subtle bassline pressure and distant pad textures supplying the additional juice. It's a fantastic two-tracker, giving us a taste of Bushbaby's future endeavours.
Review: Following on from a very successful relaunch of their Southpoint: Introducing brand, the STPT team are back at it again with yet another fiery single, this time welcoming the sounds of Ryan Gallus into the fold. Debuting therefore for the first time as a solo artist, he delivers a real punch of summer with this brand new single entitled 'Easy To Love'. Through a combination of really well thought out vocal samples, super colourful percussive melodies and an overall sunshine feel, this one is perfect for your forthcoming summer playlist planning and is yet another top quality drop from the Southpoint team!
Review: Over the last five years we have seen Southpoint explore so many different avenues of bass and underground dance music, that we have learned to expect the unexpected. They are back at it again, this time unveiling a brand new duo by the name of Cortese, who stun us with this vibrant four track expanse. We begin with the outstanding melodic structures and breakbeat influences of 'Casualty', giving us some serious euphoric flavour before the title track 'Off-Axis' delivers a super catchy piece of vocal sampling over shaking garage-style drums. From here, 'Sun Comes Up' unleashes yet more exciting breakbeat action with a vibrant sense of rhythm and drive, before 'Neon Streams' provides us with the perfect outro, swimming in beautiful synthy reverbs and a constantly shifting arrangement style. This is a duo to keep an eye on!
Review: When it comes to underground dance music labels in the, it's pretty safe to say that Brighton based imprint: Southpoint is one of the most accomplished in regards to genre diversification. With releases popping off across grime, bass, garage and breaks, it only makes sense that they would pull together a dubstep compilation at some point. For this powerful eleven track selection, Glume steps into the hot seat on curation duty, welcoming a fearsome roster to the project, featuring JFO, Muttley, FLO, Arkwright, FLO, Drime, The Greys, Hamdi, Beanzo & more. Our immediate standouts from this well sourced collection of sub-heavy sizzlers include The super crunchy percussive influxes of Toka's 'Lickback', alongside 'Pressure Dub', a dubwise shackout from the Dub Kulcha team.
Review: Following on from a killer release last week from Inkline, the Southpoint team are at it again, this time introducing an absolutely killer to their main roster as MPH deploys four deadly delights. We kick off with the UKG inspired drum flips and rolling bass LFO's of 'You', which leads kindly into rawcus synth textures and dance-ready drum designs of the mighty 'M25'. Next, we are welcomed into the swirling atmospheric bliss and smooth percussive layouts of 'Afraid' before Hamdi joins the party on 'Welcome' for an out and out UKG smasher!
Review: Well, it was only a matter of time before this one came together as Earthnut's recent run of form continues with a long awaited debut Southpoint EP. Having released some of the most popular UKG tracks of the past few years, the STPT team invite the creativity of this fantastic production duo to run wild across three scorchers, beginning with the glitchy arpeggios and hard hitting horn stabs of 'Sea Anomaly'. Next, we move into the alien-like chord shifts and digital atmospheric designs of 'Estrella Breath', before rounding up our journey through this one with the aquatic melodies and sweeping LFO textures of 'Maybe So Really'. Incredible stuff!
Review: Following on from their epic start to the year with Pavv's vibrant '9AM' EP, the Southpoint team are back at it again, this time on a grimey vibe as they welcome Defiant in for his debut EP. The project kicks off with the eastern inspired melodies and rawcus synth tones of 'Shinobi', followed by the glitchy 8bit rolls of 'Neo-Ninjutsu' and skippy arpeggiated melodies of 'Yoshimitsu'. Finally, we round the EP up with two belters, the first being a grizzly, synth-heavy roller entitled 'Harikiri, followed by 'Yokai' alongside remnts, a monsterous collaboration, giving this one a final dash of class.
Review: Since their conception in 2015, we have watched Southpoint grow and blossom into the top notch label it has become today, constantly evolving with fingers in every pie that dance music can offer. On today's menu, garage and a tasty helping at that, as they welcome back on their OGs: Pavv. He kicks us off the with the blissful chord work of the title track '9AM', before delving into a more niche-inspired composition as the bulbous bassline of 'Champion' run riot. Finally, 'Leave Me' sees the EP go full circle, with a combination of 2step drums and subtle bassline subs to see this one out in style. A great start to the year for the STPT family.
Review: The Southpoint unit have had yet another sparkling year, with their sound constantly evolving at the forefront of UK bass music's ever expanding boundaries and parameters. This year they have taken it to the next level, with the seventh edition of their 'Southpoint Presents' series launching across all platforms, including bangers from the likes of KXVU, Jakebob, Bushbaby, Muttley, Moony, Mofaux, Dunman, Drax, Movement, Tengu and more. We also see Presents debuts for the likes of MPH, On1, Negativ and Daffy, arguably rendering their strongest compilation in the series.
Review: Southpoint are back at it again here as they revive one of their older series in Integrate, to showcase their latest dubstep selections. They here employ the full force of their 140BPM arm as Opus first prepares to knock the house down with the incredible bass pressures of 'Grassfruit', before label founder KXVU and long standing multi-genre wizard 9TRANE take it to the dungeon with the quirky sub slaps of 'Lugdush'. Next, Bristol based stepper supreme: Muttley gets to work with his Asian-inspired chopper 'Sokodu', before Jakebob and Drax team up in style to round off the project with Cave. Top top work from the Southpoint team as per!
KXVU & POPZZY ENGLISH - "Initiation" - (3:54) 140 BPM
KXVU & Razor - "Victim" - (3:44) 140 BPM
Ringworm - (3:34) 140 BPM
Review: We were super excited to see that the latest release from our very own KXVU was on the way, and what a release it is as the multitalented maestro jumps into the studio on his home imprint of Southpoint for 'The Cave' EP. The Cub kicks things off in style with one heck of a vocal collaboration, pairing up with the rapidly rising Popzzy English for an electric incursion on 'Initiation', laced with eastern strings and haunting, devilish vocal manoeuvres. Next up, long standing STPT frontman and man of the moment: Razor joins the party with some warrish lyricism on the dubstep inspired 'Victim', before we round up the EP with some eskimo instrumental madness on 'Ringworm'.
Review: Following on from a very strong run of releases to kick start the first half of the year, we are very happy to see Southpoint back on their album steeze, this time bringing forward the well renowned abilities of grime producer, MC and DJ: Jakebob. The album consists of 12 heaters, some vocal and then some instrumental, all showcasing just how energetic grime can be, with his signature, eskimo inspired sound weaved flawlessly throughout the project. For us the immediate stand outs have to be the reggae inspired construction of 'Woki', the sharp, grimey slices of 'R Riddim' and of course the demonic string structures of 'Outside'. Excellent stuff!
Review: As ever, we are very excited to see the latest piece of Bushbaby, an artist who seems to go from strength to strength as the years go on. He here returns to his home imprint of Southpoint who continue with their extremely exciting run of 'X Series' releases with this latest banger entitled 'Woman's Touch'. As an overall recording, this original UKG piece is an absolute stormer, perfectly fusing old school garage themes and newer techy production techniques, packed with crunchy drum switch ups and eerie vocal slices. Classic Bushbaby at work.
Review: It's been a little while since the Southpoint team returned to their original homeground of 140 music, however this latest collection from Dubzta demonstrates their dominance perfectly as the Welsh wizard lets loose over four fantastic originals. We kick off with the title track 'Frontline', which combines junglist drums and potent subs to create some seriously nostalgic energies. This is followed by the eskimo-inspired synths of 'Strange' and heavily syncopated swinging melodies of 'Triples'. Finally, we step it down a gear as we descend into the slower, more rapturous electronic expansions of 'Who's There', a gnarly trappy roller, perfect for finishing this one off!
Ali McK & Iyz - "The Tribe" (feat Lavz) - (4:42) 130 BPM
Pavv - "Dreams" - (4:58) 130 BPM
Hamdi - "Easy" - (4:14) 140 BPM
Witchdoctor - "Wanna Go Back" - (4:31) 136 BPM
KXVU - "Creature" - (4:40) 134 BPM
Eclypse - "Daydreamer" - (5:01) 133 BPM
Doctor Nick - "Check" - (5:25) 130 BPM
RVB - "Winter Carnival" - (5:24) 130 BPM
Earthnut - "Catnip" - (6:00) 130 BPM
Gru Var - "Tune Fi Tune" - (4:55) 134 BPM
Review: It's been a little while since we saw a release from the Brighton based giants at Southpoint, with their last full project coming at the beginning of December. They kick off the year in serious style here however as they deploy their fourth artist presents series, with local garage and funky gurus Moony & Movement at the header. We see debuts for Gru Var, Earthnut, Doctor Nick, Witchdoctor, Ali McK, IYZ and Lavz, with a string of regular Southpoint dons returning, including Eclypse, Hamdi and co-founder: KXVU. For us, the first stand out highlights on this release come from bassline wizard Pavv, who strips back his skippy groves for a UKG twist up in 'Dreams'. Out other stand out comes from recent addition to the team: RVB, who's 'Winter Carnival' original is bristling with spicy funky flavour.
Review: We were thrilled to see this masterpiece appear on our shelves as the infamous Southpoint movement unveil a sack of gems from SaidWho with his brand new 'Saigon' LP. Taking a 10/10 in Mixmag, SaidWho hones is more emotive side into 8 very special, eastern inspired originals. We are blessed with smooth, luscious future garage designs in 'I Need Love', 'Monsoon' and more. For us, the title track 'Saigon' deserves massive plaudits for its incredible harmonic structure, along with Danny Jaqq's powerful vocal appearance across 'Drowning'. Excellent work from SaidWho and the Southpoint Team
Review: As one of the real standout label projects across 2018, We are very happy to see Southpoint make their return to JunoDownload amidst an extremely hectic release schedule. Here we see them unveil Movement's debut 'Mendax' EP, which explores everything UKG with a serious twist of flavour. The title track itself is an ode to old school 2-step compositions with 'Camlet Moat' providing some more nostalgic tastings and 'The Burial' twisting into a darkened expanse of bass and drum work. Next up, 'Aku Aku' see's the return of Banzai's unique vocal presence over tribalistic percussive spreads, before we finish up with Moony's smoothened out rethink of 'Mendax', topping off a terrific body of work.
Review: Founding Southpoint crewdem Drax comes correct with this deliciously trippy and singular six track mini album/mega EP hybrid. As always, it's laced with a faraway charm with many references to the fair east in its tonal and textural treatment. At points mind bending chaos (the wild Brainfeeder style IDM jitters and chops of "Meka"), at others delicate, honest and emotional (the smoky barbed post love song "Move On") and others pure 23rd century dancefloor (the spring "Strain") this is Drax at his deepest, most detailed and most direct.
Freddie Martin & Bushbaby - "The Truth" - (4:51) 132 BPM
Review: Southpoint's sizzling with frayed bass naughtiness once again with latest young member Freddie Martin. As proved by recent cuts such as "Carnage" (on Southpoint) and "What" (on Saucy), Martin bounces in the fault lines between bassline, breaks, garage with a low end mutant that never sits still. "Limbo" slams, "Feel" twists a gurgling gutter kicking jam into a vocal daydream while "The Truth" sees him teaming up with fellow Southpoint success Bushbaby for a balls-out breakbeat sandpaper bass jam. Trust us; you'll be feeling this.
Review: Simply Deep's Aerotonin makes his full Southpoint debut with some absolute fire. First up we're accosted by the rapid wry humour of Luciferian and Jabz as "Spin" hits us with beat after beat, bar after bar in the most full frontal way possible. "S&S" gives us the smoky feels; all atmospheric and swaggering with well crafted synths and a perfect female vocal hit while "League" goes in for the big bounce with a "Pulse X" informed finale: Stampy kicks with venomous bass and breaks/fill that come in from nowhere, this is bare chaos material.