Review: While he might not be a name to receive all the latest hype and background chatter, the UK's Mikey B has been a strong presence on the wider bass scene throughout the last ten years. Coming through with the first mutations of grime into dubstep, the man has been perfecting and refining to achieve the diversity of sounds found on this latest LP. Evolution is a journey, or rather, a DJ set in and of itself; all sorts of bass squelching can be found across its seventeen bangers, all of which have their roots firmly locked onto the dancefloor. In fact, play this whole damn killer out at a party, and you don't even need a DJ. Hybrid cuts for the modern ear - yes, yes, Mikey!
Review: Dr Cryptic has been knocking out forward thinking bass music for ten years now and is a well-respected player on his local Sheffield scene. Releasing through his own (and spectacularly named) Chip Butty label, this homage to his hometown is a blisteringly thrilling three tracker. "Aggy" sums up that heady Friday night vibe with 4 x 4 beats, wobble heavy basslines and ravey stabs. "Tuff" is even tougher with pounding sub bass, evil synths and digital bleeps galore. The best is kept til last though, with "Girlfriend" almost adding an element of funk to a killer male vocal and melodic pads.
Review: Hold up - Sound Pellegrino crew inside! Number three in their Sound Pellegrino Presents SNDPE series and as per usual, it's jam packed full of killers from both label casuals and loosely affiliated clan members. As the name suggests, the sound is inherently raw and gritty, direct from the gutter and packing enough punch to blow your system out. House, ghetto, bass, you name it, there's something in here for everyone and if you're into the Night Slugs end of the spectrum, then look no further! Toyc's "Analog Drums" is particularly gnarly thanks to its gritty backbone, but it's all highly alluring and comes heavily recommended. Cop it, son!