Review: Nickbee digs deep and delivers with this release on Horizons Music and comes up trumps once again. Title track "Human Philosophy" is a wonderful slice of understated cool with eerie, unnerving atmospherics, excellently engineered beats and whirring b-line below. It bridges the gap between underground and minimal and dark and techy with ease. The accompanying "Space Philosophy" is another cracking cut with a spaced out sci-fi element, it's snarling snares and punchy, terse drums add a sense of aggression to the piece which is just way too enticing. A stunning release here!
Review: A couple of killer cuts here from Nickbee on Horizons. Getting the party started is "Rush"; with a flurry of tripping breaks, woozy atmospherics and humming b-line below, it swiftly falls into a tidy little bassline roller with a hint of menace and grouchy squelches. Accompanying this is the Amoss remix of Nickbee & Malk's collaborative effort "Human Race" which is a super-sharp smasher of a tune with taut, terse breaks, whomping bass and a late night sleuth-like vibe. Get to know this D&B heads, and get to know it quick.
Review: The highly talented producer that is Sunchase spearheads the next installment from the studio on Horizons. Behold the Cardboard EP. Starting off, Sunchase collaborates with Nickbee for the title track which is all quirky bleepy beats and raw bass warps, delivered with the utmost precision. Next comes "Lemon Haze" - a rough, tough and glorious collab with Malk full of razor sharp snares and metallic hissing SFX. Nickbee then goes solo with "Pangea" - a lovely, spaced out atmospheric piece with a sparse soundscape and billowing melodies, before Sunchase closes the EP with the lush, psychedelic sounds of "Bounce".
Review: Another dark side killer from the Horizons camp here, which comes in form of a four-part, multi-artist release. Kicking off with Amoss' "Recycle" it's all ominous from the outset with a cinematic intro paving the way for gritty, tech-ed up track with booming subs. Sunchase & Nickbee's "Recycle" is another screwface affair with glowering bass and ticking beats, whilst Halogenix gets experimental in Rockwell-esque "Tender Chain". Amoss' "Footlose" gets the remix treatment for the final part of the EP - a superb interpretation by Octane & DLR & Linden. Get to know!
Review: Another very promising alliance here on Horizons, this time from Sunchase and Nickbee, displaying considerable skill and innovation. First up is "Zoned" - a stylish and stripped back piece, with taut, tapping beats, eerie atmospheric sweeps and a gently undulating bassline below. Unease and uncertainty dominate the mood of this track; a feeling which leads us nicely into the follow up "Dawn Time". Building gradually from a series of soft bleeps and hissing hats, this one is full of sublime sound and heavenly atmospheres, juxtaposed with searing bass. Great stuff.
Review: Both Sunchase and Nickbee have fast become one of the main go-to neuro producers, but this remix from ProgRAM favourites Teddy Killerz and fellow Ukranian Malk showcases that evil flair to the extreme. With a serious rolling rhythm and bass that sounds like an electrical storm, "As We Look" deepens as it progresses. With sights set on a more intelligent tip, both releases show individual talents from all sides; "Proper Things" hits hard and plunges into the depths of sub pressure, building that tension and letting the top end slide around on tectonic bass. Impressive and subversive, it's hard to pin down a favourite. Solid additions to any crate, Sunchase is definitely becoming a buy-on-sight artist.