“…utilising up to twelve skins” (Withnail & I, 1987)
I really have to plumb the Dubstep depths these days to find anything worth taking home…overfished to the point of being another endangered species – and the stocks that remain seem to get genetically weaker and weaker (lack of diversity or shrinking breeding grounds? we’ll leave that to the researchers).
I’d say I currently operate a 98% harvest return rate. Over the side. Back ya go.
Occasionally Mr. Focused Plod aka Youngsta‘s label trots out a tune or two, proving the old adage that even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day (see above heh).
Icicle rolls the joint up nice and phat on “NT”. Tasty, almost Gabber hard 909 hats stutter in at 2:45 (that’s the best bit really) and the plod starts to hint at something more pounding. Wish I hadn’t looked at the swellhead’s website though;
“Jeroen Snik – aka Icicle – is recognised as one of the most technically advanced and highly-respected producers in electronic music.”
A certain Brainbombs song comes instantly to mind…
More no nonsense discipline from Encrypted Audio. ‘R6Y’ is the stand out for me; infectious, stripped down, neo-bleep n bass vibes.
Free download of this rather fine new DubDiggerz tune off this DeepEnd! compilation. Obsessive tech craft detail and wicked unleashed, running siren business.
Proper. Lanky and loose, knuckle dragging, lumber step that somehow calibrates the right amount of abstract with ultra heavy weight groove and pitched low syrupy percussion oozing in the reverb. I love the way the beat in ‘Avet’ just cuts out completely half way through (2:32) to deliver deep exhales of near catatonic baked perfection.
1. Abstrakt Sonance: Hatched 13 (Hatched)
2. Opus & Loudcutta: : ENC031 (Encrypted Audio)
3. Dalek One: ENC027 (Encrypted Audio)
4. Diggerz: Esoteric EP (Untied)
5. DubDiggerz: 40hz Burn (DeepEnd!)
Proper Dubtronics (on the original that is…) without resorting to all the usual cliches (rasta samples, psuedo stepper nonsense etc). Just a wicked gloopy, vertiginous, lolloping stagger with filtered grit rubbed into the meat n bones. And the dub chamber on the snare = just immaculate.
A beautiful slice of narcotic, deep space, dubstep glide and pulsing bass wub from LA. The snares vanish into the outer reaches of the cosmos on enormous reverb trajectories.