Review: West coast bass house institution Dirtybird are back with label head honcho Claude VonStroke, who again 'teams up' with vocalist Bary Drift (many suspect it's another one of Barclay Crenshaw alias) for the first time since 2014's "Califuture". What started out as a demo made for his private fan club a few months ago, has taken on a whole new meaning in recent weeks on "I'm Solo". Here the Los Angeles based producer delivers what has been succinctly described as 'a timely in-house groover with a signature vocal for pandemic living'. This evocative and woozy yet solemn groove will be perfect for the post quarantine warm-up or afterhours alike.
Review: YouTube channel-turned-label Glitch Hop Community have injected the unique subverted bass genre glitch hop with a slow-but-steady armoury since launching just over a year ago. Consistently funky, each release requires serious attention - especially this one from Drift Static. Here we find the Berlin duo formerly known as WhiteNoise slapping down the sludgiest, slug-like bass jam possible. Strutting beats with subtle percussive textures, cool cut up vocals and little twists on the fills - everything about this screams class.