Review: This EP is a collaboration of work by some of Europe's finest intelligent liquid producers. A strange sub-genre term it might be, but Intelligent Manners' Intelligent Recordings has searched far and wide over the past couple of years to find music that fits the niche. Celsius have done much the same here, showcasing some of the finest intelligent drum & bass around that still holds the soul and emotive qualities of liquid. Featuring the likes of Intelligent Manners, Command Strange and Mage, it's a breezy look at what the future holds for one of the longest standing sub-genres in dance music. If you like Calibre, DJ Marky, S.P.Y or Bukem, you'll want to check this out pronto.
Review: An immaculate lesson in deepness from Fokuz mainstay Intelligent Manners: across four tracks the Russian talent excels in every direction. Opener "Numb" rolls out with a warm filtered pads that warp and weave with real subtlety, "Love Is Love" is all about the dark art of the sample and comes across like an early High Contrast cut, sultry vocal stepper "Everyday Is The Same" is the soundtrack to your next steamy session while the title track tracks a Rose Royce classic and flips the vibe entirely.
Review: Dutch online record store Triple Vision have put their encyclopedic knowledge of drum and bass and dubstep down in compilation format, and man does it sound fresh! Showcasing some of the hottest talents from the scene, this little library of perfect tunes from 2012 sounds as hot as they did back on their release dates. Featuring the likes of Technicolour & Komatic (now called Technimatic, of course), European atmos-bassers Gerwin & Nuage, Intelligent Manners, Disphonia, Mortem and Sabre, as well as some wildcards and underdogs from artists with their own rabidly fanatical follwings, this is a comp worth savouring and perfect for filling those gaps in your collection with tunes that perhaps passed you by along the way.