Review: Grid Recordings always deliver tough, urban-edged sonics that don't prance around or act fancy, they just get down and dirty. Nick The Lot has delivered exactly that here, with a four-track EP of moody tones and no-nonsense drum lines. 'Rat Poison' is a perfect example of said drums, with impossibly clean hits and a clear sense of space and progression, its bass stabs are almost shadowed out. 'Hideous Creatures' is the most futuristic, with a deep back end and seriously cool synth spasms that lend it a techier feel than the other cuts on the EP. The other two are equally top-draw - make sure to check these.
Review: Certain Creatures is Oliver Chapoy, a New York City based producer that was lent his talents to various projects over the years such as Black Rain, Thug Entrancer and Sinkane in addition to collaborations with Brendon Moeller and Clay Wilson. These tracks are taken from his new album entitled "Nasadiya Sukya" on new local imprint Mysteries Of The Deep. "Cross Star Woman" receives a dub version served up by Bunker NYC resident Patrick Russell - here's an extremely deep and hypnotic excursion that's heavy on the low end. Birds of Prey is a collaboration of live electronics by Grant Aaron, Clay Wilson, Eric Holmes, and Camille Altay and their rendition of "We Live Inside A Dream" is a rather haunting and textural soundscape to lose yourself in.