Review: To look back over the last 18 months of Duploc releases would take us hours and hours, but we are sure we wouldn't be disappointed to do so. Their consistency and efficiency has set a fantastic example to the rest of the dubstep scene, which is why we couldn't wait to dive into this brand new mega compilation entitled 'Duuplates Collection'. Featuring a tracklisting consisting of stepper heavyweights such as Rygby, Ternion Sound, Hebbe, Mr. K and more, we knew we were in for a treat from the off. The project is a goliath in its field showcasing twenty bombshells, certain to cause havoc in dances worldwide. Our immediate stand outs would have to include the crunchy drum slaps and hypnotic chime melodies of 'You Said' from ColtCuts, alongside the highly energetic vocal switches and lethal bass drives of 'Left Behind', a masterpiece from ENiGMA Dubz. Incredible work!
Review: Diggers everywhere rejoiced when Echovolt Records boss Ilias Pitsios and celebrated selector Tako Reyenga of Redlight Records fame got together to form Into The Light, with their inaugural compilation of Greek Electronic Music, Classics & Rarities a sublime introduction to a world of lesser known musical excellence. Into the Light return with an eagerly awaited second release that narrows the focus to Vangelis Katsoulis, a man daubed the 'king of Greek electronics'. The Athens born Katsoulis was one of the artists featured on that 2012 compilation and remains active today across numerous disciplines. As the full title alludes, The Sleeping Beauties focuses on the late '80s period when Katsoulis was beginning to increasingly incorporate electronics in his compositions, with material from his Tchaikovsky riffing 1988 album The Slipping Beauties featuring on the collection along with four unreleased works, two of which Katsoulis recorded last year. Fans of poignant electronics should check this!