Review: Night Bass have been on a serious roll of late, leaning more towards the showcasing and exposure of new artists, bringing through new blood to their already extensively skilled ranks. Their latest edition however, sees them bring out the big guns as the heavyweights of the Night Bass family land for 'Night Bass London'. Label CEO: AC Slater steps up first with his warbling wonderbox entitled 'Represent', followed by Shift K3Y's hard hitting driver 'Nightline' and the return of the compression masters Phlegmatic Dogs with 'Static'. Finally, it gets very Night Bass indeed as Corrupt wraps the project up with a big room belter entitled 'I Don't Care'. Very tasty stuff indeed.
Review: With UKF being one of the biggest and most popular musical networks in the world, it's almost become expected of them to drop nothing but bangers. For this one they have certainly met their criteria as they deliver Hybrid Minds in collaboration with Alexa Harley for a smoothly liquidised storm on 'Solitude'. From the off we are blessed with beautiful chord movement and stunning harmonies, spiced up with Harley's amazing vocal expressions. Great stuff and a must have for any drums enthusiast.
Review: The mighty UKF continue to celebrate a decade of bass culture dominance with the latest UKF10 single. Following titans such as Hybrid Minds, Camo & Krooked and Killsonik comes these two shiny gems from Liquicity bossman Maduk. Signature feel-good summer showdowns, "Colours" sparkles with strummed guitars before we dive deep into hand-raising bliss with big riffs and even bigger vocals from NCS superstar Diamond Eyes. "Still In Love" takes us on more of a rolling tip with ravey vocals, vibrant pianos and a bassline that bulges in all directions. Think Hospital circa 2009 but with 2019 cahones. Lovely stuff.
Review: UKF are turning 10 years old this year and they're celebrating with a big party down in Frome near the South Coast (that's what the F stands for), as well as a big UKF 10 compilation. They're drip feeding us the tunes and this one is courtesy of Mat Zo, who's growing foray into 170 sounds continues to bear fruit. 'Games' is a wicked combination of spluttering tech and funky samba notes, with a rising cacophony of percussion providing ample suspense for a drop characterised by motion: flowing drums, stabbing synths and injections of wobbling low frequencies. Awesome stuff.
Review: One of the best success stories in UK dubstep in recent years, Oliverse has been on some of the genre's most important mainstream labels and had full support from leading bass bastion UKF every step of the way. Here he adds to the incredible UKF10 series that's been running all year to celebrate the brand's 10 year anniversary. Joining the likes of Killsonik, The Others, Truth, Subscape and many more, he digs deep for an uplifting 140 cut that absolutely reeks of 2011. Melodic, euphoric but driven by a barbed bass underbelly, it's yet more proof that no one can take Oliverse down.