207 – Koto EP
Rustling chimes and twisted vocal/horn interplay become a sticking point throughout, alongside the tried-and-true combination of a busy rhythm section anchored by a monolithic bass.
DJ Q & Todd Edwards – Sweet Day
Overall the composition feels like the two have managed to mediate a tight partnership… an authentic love letter to garage.
Mask – Gangster
A track that neatly represented much of the music I would overhear growing up—it was written by experienced artists who wrote across the bass music spectrum.
Snowy – Lovey Dovey
I would hope that, above all else, this brings more eyes and ears to the East Midlands and the exceptionally talented artists that call it home.
SPD – Mind At Large EP
An ominous introduction that isn’t shy to lean into its clear UKG and funky influences.
Noire State – Penumbra EP
“Penumbra” is a bright spotlight on some of dance music’s brightest up-and-comers, with a welcome range of styles on offer throughout.
Fallow – Sunny Dubs Vol. 1
Seeming to arrive at just the right time, Fallow’s versatility in production is a great stage-setter for those of us anticipating the summer.
Supply – Right Now
Rattling hats outline the pacy tempo whilst a warping, distorted bass riff barges its way right to the front, driven forward by the barked shouts of the gassed-up MC.
KOALA – Unnerve EP
The Helsinki, Finland, native has a demonstrable talent for creating boundary-pushing music–more exciting perhaps is the fact that he may yet refine his sound even further.
Mattik – Kick Mad Flavour
Whilst many artists were veering towards the comfy centre-ground of EDM-influenced big room bass, Mattik consistently impressed with his dirty dynamism.
Nikki Nair – step 2
An acid-electro-IDM-bass music hybrid…
Breaka – We Move EP
A truly modern dance music EP that embraces its eclectic influences, future, and past.