Review: Is there such a genre as 'haunted bass'? If there wasn't, there certainly is now. "Tell Me" is mesmerising electronic pop as we've yet to know it - all fuzzy bass, swirling ghostly howling sounds and sorrowful vocals. "Aerosol" is more about the booty than the head, but is no less inventive with it. "For The People" ends things with a post-dubstep crowd pleaser that's sprinkled with elements of bass and trap and is guaranteed to set things off in style. Emalkay has proved himself to be a totally fresh new talent.
Review: Emalkay and Caspa team up to produce a third release for Bring It Down, one year to the day the label was inaugurated with Emalkay's For the People EP. Following a remix package of that aforementioned three-track, this time the UK producer looks to something more melodic than the heavy dubstep workings of last time. "Tomorrow" sounds like the credit music of a '90s manga film before building into a cyclic storm of throbbing bass and relentless snares. "Detonations" harbours one of this year's biggest tear out basslines. You've been warned.
DJ Madd - "The Life You Chose" (Distance remix) - (4:38) 140 BPM
Stinkahbell - "Film Noir" - (5:37) 140 BPM
Sleeper & Thelem - "Arrakis" - (5:15) 140 BPM
Kryptic Minds - "The Divide" - (5:32)
Various - "This Is Dubstep 2013" (continuous DJ mix - part 1) - (1:13:24) 140 BPM
Various - "This Is Dubstep 2013" (continuous DJ mix - part 2) - (1:09:30) 140 BPM
Review: Sixth in the series, This Is Dubstep is one of the more comprehensive, on-point series the scene has given us (ie: many!) Across the 40 tracks every single shade is covered; from rave-tinged (Noisia's remix of "Smack My Bitch Up") to all-out technicolour bass (Drumsound & Bassline Smith), This Is Dubstep 2013 pays respect to all corners of the dance - including the really far-out experimentations of Mala and his Cuban project. With exclusives such as V.I.V.E.K's "Barcelona" and Killawatt's "Single Entity" thrown in for good measure, this isn't just a summary of today's dubstep; it's a slice of the future too.