Review: Now this is a truly interesting project as we see the well respected production crew: Hexagon Dubs get to work on rebuilding some of most classic original dubstep tunes there has ever been with this brand new 'DMZ Rebuilt' EP. Firstly, Grey.scale unleashes his production wizardry for a moody recreation of 'Mud', before Sheik unleashes the breakbeat bullets for his tidy take on Loefah's 'Ruffage'. Aranha then switches the vibe up immensely, unleashing some silky pad textures for his 'Demilitarized Bootleg' of the anthem 'Anti War Dub', before Rafe & Umpah get busy with their potent overhaul of Mala's 'Lean Forward' classic. It's a dangerous job to remix cult classics, but we feel the Hexagon Dubs team have done the originals proud!
Review: Yet again, it appears that Nipponeer Japan have pulled out a box of magic as they welcome The Darrow Chem Syndicate in for a super groovy four track selection under the EP title 'Ghosn Attaches'. They have selected four potent remixes for our enjoyment, kicking off with Kid Panel's spicy rethink of 'Men In Soggy Sorrow', overhauling the twanging western vocals with silky breakbeat action. Next, Kuplay unleashes a vibrant roller rework of 'Breakin' For You' alongside Rory Hoy's rave synth heavy emulation of 'Hymn Of The Moog'. Finally, Macho steps up for a drum heavy take on 'The Bully', rounding the project off in style.
Review: With a midwest sound of punk guitars, indie rhythms and post rock taking precedence over the experimental and leftfield nature of Yves Tumor's 2016 Serpent album, tracks on Heaven To A Tortured Mind have been described by the New Yorker as "sonically defiant as they are destructive." It presents the artist with a second album for Warp following 2018's Safe In The Hands Of Love LP and brings to mind music from the Mars Volta and The Neptunes across its first half. Come to tracks like "Folie Imposee", "Strawberry Privilege" and "Asteroid Blues" you'll find classic strands of new wave guitars and acoustic drum graced by contemporary touches of emo pop and R&B that culminate in the sensualistic album closer "A Greater Love".
Letter From St. Anthony's (reprise) - (1:50) 130 BPM
Review: Genre defying artist and renowned experimental acoustician Amon Tobin returns with the mysterious Thys to Nomark, the platform for all of Amon Tobin's material since 2019. This first release for 2020 sees four walls of theatrical sound and dynamic pull at all matter of heartstrings, be it in the cathedral reverb "Letter From St. Anthony's" to the overt classical grandeur of its reprise. Find haunted ballads and nostalgic sonic mementos in the lead track "Ghostcards" and down memory lane still, let the tolling melodies and probation-era horns take you there, all wrapped up the sizzle of crystalising effects, wavering textures and the bowed bottom end of Amon Tobin's supersonic bass.