Review: Twisted times call for twisted music: Croydon OG Coki sends the summer off with a two-track headbutt of timeless proportions. "Dub Grinder" is a blast back to 2007 with its brazen horns and flabbery swagger. A track that's been lurking in Coki's sets for some time now and saw a very limited TP release last year, it's now yours to grind on vinyl for a limited time. Needed some extra spice? Flip for "Winter Is Coming" where Coki sharpens up his signature angularities and reminds us who founded the wobble in the first place. Wrap up warm.
Review: If you're looking for some "militant dubstep bass weight" (as the accompanying hype sheet calls it), then we'd heartily recommend this limited-edition outing from Foundation Audio founder Chad Dubz and occasional label artist Quasar. They hit the ground running with creepy, atmospheric and spaced-out A-side "Fantomatique", where fizzing electronic noises, dubbed-out synth sounds and frankly foreboding audio textures drift around a tweaked wobble style bassline and head-nodding deep dubstep beats. Flipside "Vox Dub" is even more dubbed-out, with mangled, mutilated male vocal samples and echoing background chords weaving in and out of another bassbin-bothering, mind-altering late-night groove.
Review: BC badness on DDD: after a string of sizzlers on Duploc, ColtCuts returns to Truth's Deep, Dark & Dangerous imprint with four more bruisers. "The Haunting" takes the lead with some real sludgy, muddy, moody graveyard funk while "Help" brings on the creeps with a restrained sense of tension. Flip for "Passage Of Arms", a much more stripped back piece with a dagger-like staccato riff before "Skrrrt" completes the set on a spacious, trippy one. Another crucial one from the CC on the DDDD - the extra D stands for deadly.