Sister label to Logan D’s celebrated Low Down Deep imprint, Subway Soundz is an insight into who’s going to be the next big thing in drum & bass, usually of a LDD-style nature - that being a treacherously heavy, barbaric notion of industrial-grade drum & bass pressure. With Logan helping facilitate one of the most popular strands of DnB in clubs, festivals and events around the world, Subway Soundz allows him to carefully cultivate, nurture and mentor some of the hottest new-gen prospects around. Launched in London in 2014, Tyke, Pacso, Majistrate, Guv, Dominator, Turno, Nu Elementz and Profile have all released on the label in the past, whilst new young guns Infrared, Slipz, Sota, Klay, Warhead, Alphaze, Warhead and Gino have more than proved their mettle so far. If Subway Soundz’s past success rate is anything to go by, expect more goodness en route from the entirety of the roster.
Review: The southern city of Mannheim, Germany is more synonymous with minimal techno than it is drum 'n' bass. Local producer Bassface Sasha is definitely affiliated with the latter genre; the Subway Soundz staple returning to the label for the follow up to 2019's Make Me Feel / Bullseye EP. This edition is quite fittingly titled The Country Series - Germany and features the off-kilter jump-up shenanigans of "Not In Charge" in addition to the seething sci-fi steppa "Meteor".
Review: Part of Vienna's Switch! Crew, Felix Bleich, better known as Skore, is an ascendant producer on the international jump-up scene. The unique and dark sound in his productions has been featured on Subway Soundz, Co-Lab Recordings and many others. Signing up with UK label Low Down Deep, he takes things further with these two bangers: from the wonky bass and block rockin' beats of "Bad Omen" to the off-kilter neurofunk crossover of "The Chronicles" - there's all you need right here on The Country Series - Austria.
Review: Shove these bangers on your red list! Logan D's Subway Soundz continue their Country Series with this one-way flight to Japan courtesy of the super consistent and forever fiery Tomoyoshi. Across four tracks he reps his country in every direction: 'Avant Garde' is a firing high toned laser fest, 'Bass In Your Face' is all about those skippy breakbeats and eerie tones, 'Turn It Up' brings the funk with cheeky snippets of keys and a mischievous sense of groovemanship while 'Burn Dem' closes the EP on a curmudgeonly, gruff note that's the sonic equivalent of those Toyko station train pushers who squeeze all the passengers in. Squeeze up and blast off!
Review: Logan D's Subway Soundz launches a brand new concept collection - The Country Series will see the label exploring underground sounds across the world and connect us all through this powerful music we call D&B. First up we Czech into Czechia via one of the country's most consistent and prolific jump-up artists Magenta who lays down four slabs of riffy, bouncy magic. Highlights include the addictive Q&A funk of 'Riddims', the quirky groove and off-beat bass harmonics of 'Broadcast' and the ridiculous bassline croaks and gurgles of 'Disco Dance'. Get your passports out for the lads.
Review: ERROR: Error is not found. Master Error continues his faultless work this time on Subway Soundz as he brings a whole load of pals into the mix and lets loose with four of his most unruly, brazen bangers. Amplify and Blckhry step up first as we hit the savage bassline-led 'Think About It', we're then hurled down a rabbit hole of gully as more collabos hit us left/right/centre. 'The Only One' (with Maurizzle) brings a little housey funk to the hook, Amplify returns with another bruiser on the growling, grumpy '49' and a Fanatics link-up closes with set with a goodtime 2012-style ringtone riff. BBFF business (the extra b stands for badness)
Review: The second part of Subway Soundz's Back to the Future album is here and ready to transport you to a different timezone by way of a sonic punch to the ears. They've brought in the entire crew for this one and the list is exhaustive, with artists from Puppetz to Tomoyoshi all digging deep into their jump-up filled Mary Poppins bags. Alphaze and Runnah's 'The Sound' is the album at its best, as a pounding percussive lead reaches into your soul and pulls it out your ears via a crashing, relentless concoction of bass stabs and skipping energy. Blackhry's 'Both' is scarred and torn in its approach, whilst Klay's 'Edo Tensei' is possibly the most creative on the album, with a clever use of space and a booming bassline. Wicked.