Review: If we were to a shortlist of names as to who could be crowned the most exciting dubstep artist of 2019, to not find Zygos on that list would be nothing short of a crime. He arrives here on Foundation Audio to continue his high profile release run with three original heaters, kicking off with the super-stepper vibes and rolling percussion of the title track 'Rotation'. This shimmers along before shining a light onto 'Sick As A Dog', which takes a more hypnotic approach, with floating synth lines and gnarly bass warbles below, before we round everything up on the more industrial bass prods of 'Tumble Dub', a naughty little number destined to blast the roof off any venue!
Review: After signing with legendary agency and former label Finger Lickin', Father Funk quickly became one of the biggest names in breakbeat and ghetto funk. Fresh off the back of two Canada tours earlier this year and the 1st anniversary of his own successful Bristol based night 'Father Funk's Church of Love', the father has cemented himself as one of the freshest taste makers in the UK right now. Taking huge inspiration from the disco and funk sounds of the 70's and 80's, this debut record is the first full release that is completely original and free from his best-known sampling work. It captures the energy of the funk and soul golden years whilst combining it with modern dance music and disco culture, not sticking to one particular genre. With over three years in the making the father has been able to collaborate with some of the freshest names in the scene, including London rap duo Too Many T's, Ghetto Funk legends WBBL and Slynk, Canadian hip hop group Illvis Freshly and neo-soul singer Hilary Beckett.
Review: Following 2018's Wet Will Always Dry, Blawan returns to his Ternesc imprint for more high-paced techno. The title track moves at a frenetic pace, with its hiccuping, skeletal rhythm containing happy hardcore and rave samples. On "Lox", he maintains the same kind of tempo, but instead daubs the arrangement in noisy swathes of feedback. "Gadget" is much more abrasive; powered by distorted kicks, it sees the UK producer deliver cascading filters over a stomping rhythm. Closing out the latest release on his label is "Hapexil Rotator", where he opts for a slightly more restrained but grimy rhythm that resounds to pulsating tones.