Review: Mystical and mysterious sub-beats, presumably from the US but.. Who knows? The dark, atmospheric and junglised dubstep of the "Throwing Snow Interpretation" is epic in its execution, while "Minotaur" is a dark industrial soundscape that's not for the faint of heart. The ambience of "Wolff" in Morkebla's translation is chilling, while for something a bit more floaty and full of bass there's Strict Face's rework of "Quills" - and for some further low end therapy check out Silkersoft's remake of "Ballad Of The Shadowprince". Some worthwhile variations of Druid's previous work on offer on this release.
Review: Having previously emerged with a 12" release on Bad Taste and a download on Secret Songs, Druid Cloak now steps up to deliver a new release for Apothecary Compositions fusing a whole range of styles from grime to footwork via a predilection for spooky imagery. "Wraithborne Falls" comes to life with orchestral bombast before whipping into a rapid-fire melee of sample triggering, while "Quills" is a slower if no less lively cut with a touch of trap in its rhythmic structure. The dramatic strings come on heavy throughout the min album, stringing together a variety of tempos to make for a cohesive and rather haunting release.
Review: The Liquicity YouTube channel was founded in 2008 and quickly became an integral part of the changing ways people found, listened to and discussed drum and bass culture. Now with more than 600 tracks uploaded to their name, they've decided it's time for a bit of a trip down memory lane. To name all the massive artists featured here would be madness but let's not beat around the bush: If you love drum and bass, your favourite tracks will be on here. Enough said. Time to reminisce.
Review: San Francisco's Hot n Heavy Recordings mark their third birthday with a new action packed compilation, released on the symbolic date of 12/12/12. Featuring 14 fresh cuts spanning future bass, deep house and leftfield garage. Highlights include the tropical melancholia of Laney's "You Need To", the menacing minimal vibes of "Hairdresser" by Allmostt, the sparse, abstract garage of HxDB's "Spectator" and the slammin' raw, retro house of "Darlin" by D3adl1ne.