Review: San Diego's Sub Killaz rallies up his Cali fam for five tracks of grizzled, brittle bass carnage. "Hoodlumz" returns to the hood with a super-sized bassline and classic sample craft, "Los Angeles" throws gang signs to the laser basses like a turbo sign language interpreter, while "Rap Music" wheels up on last year's banger with a precision placed iconic two-word sample and "Things You Make Me Do" is skin-rippling sizzler that nods to the mid 2000s jump-up era. Finally "Tough" closes the show on a death-defying minimal twist. Shaking triplets and ghostly textures a-go-go, it's designed for your own double drop science. California love.
Review: Well, what more can we say about the Nice Up! team at this point? Their roster and recent catalogue have both been incredible to watch, culminating in this, the sixth edition of their 'Nice Up The Session' compilation series. The line up is outstanding as we see Gentleman's Dub Club, Seanie T, Red Eye HiFi, XL Mad, Origin One and more return to the label for a showcase of some of their most popular releases this year. Two tracks we definitely would like to point out as interesting highlights for this one have to include 'Shards', a lethal future-bashment arrangement from Casement, alongside Champion Sound's explosive jungle rework of Turn Ya Lights On from Escape Roots & Dark Angel. Awesome!