Review: More Sub-Division danger as Guzi & Woolf collide once again with dark, tense results. The highly strung minimal stepper "Intimidate" takes the lead with every bit of intention its name suggests and its backed by another pranged-out collab; the Virus-like, neuro-flecked fast-lane techy grunter "Elysium". Elsewhere the lads so solo; Guzi gets all springy and orchestral on the peppy cosmic drama piece "Continuum" while "Woolfe" pings us to Omicron-Persei 8 on an elastic band bassline made of toxic stardust.
Indirekt - "Trailer" (feat BP MC) - (4:33) 172 BPM
Mosley - "We Got These Things Alone" - (5:12) 175 BPM
Shayper - "Whisper" (dub) - (4:57) 174 BPM
Zoner - "The Revolution" - (4:27) 57 BPM
Review: Sub-Division are releasing the second instalment of their The Division series and it's another five tunes that all slap fairly comprehensively, with contributions from Guzi, Indirekt, Mosley and others. The spectrum gets spanned as well, with Guzi coming on with the synthy and up-beat 'Hold Me', which then leads directly into Indirekt's dark and wobbly 'Trailer' featuring BP MC, a tune that ushers in the rest of the EP in style. We especially dig Mosley's 'We Got These Things Alone', which is just a naughty bloody roller. Wicked work.
Review: Sub-Division have absolutely bloody killed it with this one. Featuring 5 cuts from Guzi, Mains, Sam Harris, Sinexia and Woolf, The Division Vol. 1 is a collection of pure, gully rollers that all sit comfortably within the scene trends at the moment. All 5 of these could be talked about it in detail, but 'How I Feel' by Sam Harris stands out for the sheer audacity of its sub-bass, a wobbling, pulsating wall of energy that pushes out into all corners of the range. 'HND' by Sinexia is also top stuff, with a wonderfully solid percussive line and a grungy, gargling back end that'll have any head screwing their face up. Bangers!
Review: One of the regular labels we feature are Sub-Division, a wicked little imprint that puts out a diverse sound ranging from techy rollers to jump-up steppers and even liquidy numbers. This week they've arrived with an EP from Niterider, who, across five tracks, spans various tones and styles, all of them rooted in a sense of dancefloor aggressiveness and all of them top-notch. 'Kush Puppy' is a highlight, its rolling percussive line isn't the paciest but is loping and satisfying, whilst a gargling bass and sweeping reeces sit just above and inject all the force. Top stuff.
Review: One of the regular labels we feature are Sub-Division, a wicked little imprint that puts out a diverse sound ranging from techy rollers to jump-up steppers and even liquidy numbers. This week they've arrived with an EP from Sinexia, who, across five tracks, spans various tones and styles, all of them rooted in a sense of dancefloor aggressiveness and all of them top-notch. 'Escale Isle' is a highlight, its rolling percussive line isn't the paciest but is loping and satisfying, whilst a gargling bass and sweeping ambience sit just above and inject all the force. The title track is also fantastic, as 'Sonar' just goes absolutely hard from the outset, with a huge bassline and bigger drums.
Review: Zoner is landing on Sub-Division with a really nice, varied EP that stretches out across both lighter, funkier tones and tracks which pack a bit more bite and aggression. Track one 'Feel It' rests upon a bed of synth work that feels melancholic but warm, a simple melody that grounds the whole tune around the drums and the bass in a classic bit of drum & bass arrangement. 'Home' is another highlight and it blends the pacey drum sound with wobbly sub-basses and soulful samples that rest above the drums with a floating feeling of ambience. Sick EP.