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.