Review: Trust Audio's 9th release is courtesy of Jaybee & Freeze, Trex and Latent Notion, so suffice to say it's good. Jaybee & Freeze have come out with one of the naughtiest tunes you're going to hear this year, a dystopic blend of other worldly groans and snapping drums. Imagine if Serum, Enei and Randall had a kid and it started making tunes- yeah, like that. Trex recently released an absolutely superb album over on Mac V and he's back on top form with 'Electric Jungle', a wobbling mixture of bass tendrils and percussion precision, all wrapped up nicely in a convincing, jungle package. It's subtle yet still damaging. Latent Notion continues on the jungle tip with 'Taper' and this tune is all about the drums - they're raw, ravaging and really, really good. It's classic jungle vibes and a perfect way to round out an especially solid EP from Trust Audio.
Review: Consistently adding spice to our sets since he emerged on Ingredients in 2011, Trex comes correct with the fittingly-titled "Tabasco". A waspy, buzzy bass-tickled jam with rugged drums and a 3am Randall vibe stamped all over it, it sets the scene for two more exceptional floor remedies... The spine-melting synths, trippy textures and burped-out bass of "Gonna Get Up" and the slightly more understated growls and crystalline drums of "Murphy's Law". Trust in Trex. Trust in Trust.
Review: Trex has been one of the standout new producers from the past couple years. Coming to the fore with his debut album on Randall's Mac 2 imprint, Trex has gone from strength to strength, releasing on labels like Audioporn and Sofa Sound. Chit Chat is classic Trex, with a hip-hop sample and stripped back, barebones feel to the percussion and bassline. It's rough and ready, stop steady and all round a powerful piece of music. Covert Garden steps up for the remix of 'Dub Pirates' and it's another stripped back, wobbly little roller. Yes boys!
Review: At just one a year old, London's Trust Audio is still in it's infancy as an imprint, but the tracks being put out here, have a distinct wisdom and understanding. First up is label head Trex who brings us some darkness with Turncoat, a warping, echoing sub is the main sound here, adorned with itchy sound effects and shuffling drums. 'Tunnel Bass' has the twisted, paranoid feel of dnb's early day's, very distinct and very different layers of bass make up this haunting beauty, out favourite being the understated low rumble. Finishing the EP off in smooth, soulful style is Criteria's 'Night Dash' a lulling, soft drop of liquid with gorgeously muffled vocals, heart-wrenching piano touches and a sub so warm it feels like a hug.
Review: Trust in trust! Trex and Quest's imprint hits the soul hard once again with three more authentic rolling damagers. First up is Trex and bonafide US don Jaybee with a worm-like wriggler that will sit so well in any mix you can imagine. John Rolodex follows with a harder hitting piece of late 90s style damagement by way of a riff that can slam for days while Cybin returns from his coffee break with a beautiful piece of rave-inspired work. All emotional pads and big cymbal-slapping breaks, this concludes an EP that can only be filed under 'classically trained jungle at its finest.'
Zere/Magnafide & Gabriel Habit - "Mindfulness" - (5:36) 173 BPM
Trex - "Conundrum" - (5:43) 172 BPM
Criteria - "Night Dash" - (4:31) 173 BPM
Trex - "Tabasco" - (5:42) 174 BPM
Cybin & Trex - "Tall Order" - (5:20) 172 BPM
Review: Trust in Trust Audio.... Trex & Quest's imprint looks back over their first 10 releases and cherry picks some of the many highlights over the last two years to bring everyone up to speed. If you know anything about Trex's rolling gold or the labels' underground spirit, you'll already know how on point these cuts are. The big airy breezes of Zere's "Mindfulness", the spicy stank of Trex's "Tabasco" and that devilish infectious rattle and pranged out alien whirrs and slurs on Cybin & Trex's "Tall Order" are just some of the heavyweight highlights right here. Trust us; when Trust say best bits, they mean it...
Review: Trex and Quest's Trust Audio is becoming most trustworthy with every release. Now on their third outing they're bringing more kindred spirits into the fold with the fittingly titled "Tribes" EP. First up we have a straight-up LA vibe on the springy spacefunk soul of "Mindfulness" while fellow LA upstart Jaybee adds a little grime and bullish momentum to Trex's "Loco". Finally Trex closes the show with the percussion-heavy shamanistic shaker "Spirits" that sounds like a cross between Bungle and Skeppy. Cosmic.