Review: The good folks over at Deeper Vision Recordings are coming at your ears this week with a fiery, upbeat and essential compilation that blends together several different traditions of the UK underground, including drum & bass, jungle, reggae and more. Dub Defense's remix of 'Party Non Stop' is a standout, it's raucously heavy breaks flowing through the middle of a wobbling, classic bassline and underpinning Ted Ganung's flowing bars. There is a wicked contribution from V Recordings' Think Tonk, whilst David Boomah makes an appearance on Granata's remix of his tune Nuff of Dem Re-Load. Wicked compilation.
Review: Anthony Granata is the man behind this compilation and he also features on every one of these tracks. He's the lifeblood behind the album and deserves a big up because it's a great journey through a variety of different drum & bass flavours. From the Zero T remix of 'Nice & Close', to the barebones jungle sounds of 'Loving' and vocal flavours of 'Only Now', Revelations is, well, a revelation for those of you who like 174 music. Proper.
Review: A neat balance of fresh vibes and remixed revisitations, New York imprint Deeper Vision showcases its remit with a slick sonic confidence that spans the D&B genre. From the euphoric skank bubbles of "Lock Da Place to the heads-down thunder rolls of "No Hold Back Riddim VIP", every corner of the 170BPM dance is covered. Other highlights include the blissed out synth weaves on "Hell Gate" and the classic jungle motifs on the drum dynamics of "Everyday I Wonder". 10 examples of quintessential D&B that harmonise with influences from the wider electronic picture and pay homage to all aspects of the genre, Deeper Vision have a fine-tuned focus that's not to be missed.