Review: Thirty Three nuggets of serious UKG gullyness; Project Allout have already developed a serious reputation for generous dispatches, but this is whole new level. Uniting their many lengmen for a deep exploration of the pastures between bassline house, instrumental grime and the broader realms of bass music, every area is covered. Highlights include the eski angst of Chemist RNS' "Stare", the violin-snapping, post-dubstep darkness of Deadbeat UK's "Graveyard", the outrageous VIP muscles of Hoax and Dubzta's "Twilight Zone" and the sassy vocal flexery of Pavv's "You Got Me". This is just the tip of the bassline iceberg, though. Dig deep and grab your own lenger; there are enough here for everyone.
Review: LW Recordings have thrown a serious party on their latest 'Sublime Bass' compilation, collecting together some of the most sought after names in the bass scene for a 25 track tearout. This tenth edition of the release serious sees the likes of X5 Dubs, Sample Junkie, Tengu, Killjoy, Priceless and a tonne of other highly talented producers come together for a real multigenre showcase. Our favourites would have to be the smooth yet grimey collaborative sounds of 'Fractals' from Kareful and LTHL, the futuristic hardcore rolls of Sekt-87's 'Gangster' and of course the violent dubstep flavours of 'Depth' from Sirius.
Review: UK label Bassclash opened its doors two years ago, pushing a particularly heavy strain of the dubstep sound. This release, by Muk of "No Hats, No Trainers" fame, takes that sound to new depths of frequencies. The title track "Dutty Gal" nestles somewhere between feel good reggae and dubstep, whilst the rest of the single eschews most of the former to concentrate on dark n heavy dubstep. The stand out tracks on the EP are probably the saucy "Gash" (featuring head nodding hip-hop beats and a sample of a porn star exclaiming "I've been a bad girl!") and the maniacal video game-sampling of "Gems".