Review: Following its high impact launch with Sh?m last year, new London label Romulus kickstart a new year with a crisp eastern design from Kotei and a fat stack of high grade versions. Building on the crispness of recent outings on Boxed, Dream Eater and Southpoint, "Ichi" is a glacial misty stepper measured with serious restraint and cavernous dynamics. Remix wise Glume & Phoswsa tank up some chest pressing 808 kicks, Dakun cooks up some remarkable harmonics in the tubular basses, MOREOFUS adds a little wave twist in the top synth while JFO closes the show with a jugular gunned two step. All corners covered.
Review: The Dream Eater crew have got the munchies again and it's another all-star feast featuring some of the label's most forward-thinking beat splicers. Teetering on the trippiest peripheries of instrumental grime, highlights include the seasick rolling breaks and disassociated humanised twangs of Kotei's "BUN", BThorough's vital rainbow-razzled pipe blaster "Flutter" and Filthy Gears' monstrous trappist drama slammer "Peace Treaty". Happy nightmares.