Review: Deep space ammunition from longstanding US bass merchant Origin. "Skant" flexes on a percussive halftime roll with deep echoes of a young Digital reflecting through the tight vocal loop on the groove. Want to travel even further out into the great cosmic dub yonder? Head for "Day 3282", a chilling lava-like halfstepper than rolls with stately machine-like momentum and carries the most positive message possible. Yet another precision Subtitles document.
TeeBee Vs Future Prophecies - "The Path" - (6:17) 175 BPM
Guilty - (8:10) 175 BPM
Forever Lost - (7:16) 170 BPM
War Fear - (6:55) 170 BPM
Evil Ways - (6:39) 170 BPM
Chapter One - (7:39) 57 BPM
Snake Funk - (6:03) 172 BPM
Review: Rewind: 2000-2005, Teebee was laying the foundations for the premiership position he has today with an immense body of work that shock the then-predominantly UK scene to its core. Few Europeans burgled our imagination and attention like this man: everyone from Noisia to Chase & Status felt the influence of TeeBee.... And the strength of this collection reminds us how. Still stark, futuristic and diverse enough to pack powerful punches 10-15 years later, from the massive vocal soul ferocity of "Let Go" to the writhing alien space chase "Human Reptile" via the harrowed pads, brushed drums and deep dream flute of "The Path" and the elephantine groaning riff hurter "Evil Ways", these tunes document a pivotal time in both TeeBee's career and global drum & bass in general. A highly timely release essential for all age of junglists.
Review: Teebee's Subtitles signs up refreshing-sounding Italian newcomer with a four-piece riot. "Jah" sounds like a stripped back, dancehall-inspired Dom & Roland joint, all steppy and aggy without any unnecessary flab and a tech-like insistency. "Carcosa" retains the steps but switches the MC vocals for deep sea bubble blowing. "Choices" flips the halftime switch with moody b-boy swagger while "Switch" is shows the trap guys how things are done down 172 street. A really exciting debut from an artist who needs to be kept on radar-lockdown.
Review: TeeBee's Subtitles Music operation are on fairly unstoppable form right now and their latest drop offers an enlightening glance into the label's near future - it's an exciting place clearly! The appropriately titled Mad pairs up Russian producer Brain Crisis with Spline for two of the nastiest drum and bass cuts we've subjected the Juno office stereo to this week. "Mad" is as hard and heavy as they come; perhaps that's why the punishing beats momentarily drop away to briefly allow some breathing space soundtracked by plucked guitar before the madness descends again. If anything "Camatcho" is more of a skull crusher and it has us quite excited for the upcoming album on Subtitles from Brain Crisis.