Review: Deliciously dreamy material from the D and double D crew. A thoroughly international affair, this time we find Scotland's Khromi and India's Liquid Memoirs colliding for a woozy, soft-focus beat trip that's tailored for the cosiest of chill sessions. Liquid Memoirs concludes the set with two slightly heavier pieces; "Soul Search" balances chunky beats and lilting pads with a stately sense of contrast while "Panda" flexes on some heart-melting harmonics and a piano riff that layers itself up with lung-squeezing results. Dank N Dirty delights!
Review: Dank N Dirty Dubz is run by one DJ Sashwat out of sunny San Jose, California. The label has previously brought us the likes of The Widdler, Abstract Sonance and of course his own productions. These trippy and blunted future beats by the mysterious Liquid Memoirs are a real treat for the ears. First up is "Preach" with its rolling sub bass and hypnotic melody over trap inspired beats comes with the addition of that dramatic symphony. "Daydream" gets proper urban street sound on you, with some nifty glitch effects. For something more smooth and chill and on the R&B tip we've got "Opia" (VIP) while "Vibe" takes things into real slo-mo territory.
Review: As always, the Dank N Dirty Dubz team have supplied us with a spectacular compilation selection as they release the 2021 edition of their '4/20 Compilation Series'. Featuring 21 original masterpieces, the project is stooped in heavyweight dubstep names, including the like of Roomate, Pushloop, The Widdler, The Greys, Khromi and more. It's a wicked project overall, exploring the full depth of dubstep, from the emotive soundscaping of Demure's 'Alien' original, to the more jovial melodies of 'Oh, I Insist' from Blicka and futuristic dubwise delights of Morning High's 'Contemplate'. It's a powerful selection, not only showcasing how solid the label is looking, but also dubstep music as a whole. Our highlights include the colourful melodic skips of L-Wiz's 'Pcm Dub', the trancelike arpeggios of Repulsion's 'Old Photos' and of course the softened dubwise delights of 'Duality' from Distant Memories.
Review: Now as far as compilations go, this without a doubt has to be one of our favourite dubstep selections of the year so far as Dank n Dirty unveil seventeen original creations, featuring high profile appearances from the likes of Aztek, Arta, Liquid Memoirs, Enigma Dubz and more. For us, this compilation showcases so much, from the emotional tones of 'Shaking & Withdrawn' from Legend4ry and the dubwise inspired arrangements of Otz's 'Moody Dub', to the super shuffling rhythms of 'Kashmir' from Khromi. For us, there are some real standouts to this one, the first of which comes from living dubstep legend: The Widdler, with his spacey, dub-infused original entitled 'THC'. As well as this, the potent collaboration between Roomate and Dokter named 'Overstanding' packs a serious punch.