Review: By now, we know what to expect from the Tormented Audio team, which is of course nothing but top quality creation. They welcome the sweeping sounds of YYZ to the table with this brand new EP, kicking off with the moody sub structures and breakbeat-sampling rhythms of 'Tocsin', which leads smoothly into 'Exalt', a regal sounding trapstyle roller. The party continues to grow as 'Aware' then decides to send us down a much more grizzly avenue, morphing together eerie pad textures with gnarly subs below, before we round off the fun with choppy rhythmic displays and spacey atmospheric designs of 'Intent To Supply'. It's a solid body of work to say the least, exploring the more abstract ends of 140 music.
Review: There are few things we enjoy jumping into more than a weighty new 140BPM collection, with Project Allout & Tormented Audio having supplied us with here in some serious style. They have arranged a pretty killer roster to get involved across 16 scorching designs, including the likes of Juzlo, CREEP N00M, Mr Mud, M4XW311, Dotty and more. The project as a whole oozes quality and creativity, exploring the deeper, more niche realms of 140BPM music with a dubstep-like edge being employed to the most of the tunes. For us, our highlights would have to include Jakebob's super grimey synthesizer structure in 'Pac & Wallace', followed closely by the punchy sample stabs and unpredictable percussive breakdowns of 'Power Up' from Boss Mischief. Awesome stuff!
Review: The run that Tormented Audio have been on of late is something to celebrate, as they continue a powerful first half of the year with this latest LP project from Mr Mud. Across seven tracks we hear some fantastic takes and twists on modern dubstep themes, including the dark choir work of the title track 'Mek Sum Noyz', the shimmering synthesizers of 'Glide' and skippy drum switches of 'Dut'. This EP represents the ever rising combination of grime and dubstep themes perfectly, with our favourites being the super unique synthesizer swipes of 'The Drill' and rolling sublow flavours of the 'Ice Scope' VIP mix.
Review: The Tormented Audio which is headed up by Dubzta have outdone themselves on this one as they bring forward Kali to unveil four tracks of devastating heat. The title track goes by the name of 'Loco' and is an emotive trappy roller, packed to the brim with colourful, chiming melodies and uplifting harmonies. From here 'Specialist' takes over with a bag of dubwise elements, before we land on the scratchy, more expansive dubstep stylings of 'Altercations' are let loose. Finally, we finish up the project with Dubzta appearing in collaboration mode on 'Rapidly', rounding up this one nicely with some expansive 140 goodness.