Conrank brings some heavy steppers and classy sample work on his new Ma Fan LP. Entry track, Tongues is a strong stepping dub, with some clever little bongo work and scattered vocal chop work. Buy > http://saturaterecords.bandcamp.com/album/conrank-ma-fan-strtep040
From the cheeky side of the album comes ‘Problems’, seeking to push the rhythms into a 4th Dimension. Further into the end of the album Conrank seeks to push bended soundscapes even further, with the sounds of Tech Ft. Mad Zach, madness on this one. Also check the Mad Zach remix of Jetlaggin for further cerebral challenges.
Floor dominators like JetLaggin with its strong synth brass and Beat the Block (An SoS favourite), with its relentlessly ripping synth bassline will play their part on the dancefloor. Finally a mention should go to the variation in production for Exhale Therapy which is packed to the brim with DJ Shadow led samples, all underpinned by Conranks deep drum work.
Four delicious twists on Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore. Thought the Ed Solo mix was going to get the kudos here but the Hooves Remix just smashed it. Love the bassline. Definitely going to be the mix for a transition to DnB. Buy > http://apple.co/1QeTAW0
Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore (One Drop Mix)
Janaka Selekta brings the good vibes on this Reggae piece. Laced with a cheeky trumpet underpinned by low down rumbling a bassline and some nice Dub feel reverb and Echo
Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore (Ragga DnB Mix)
Brings a Drum and Bass step to the original. Keeping it close in feel to the original before breaking in. Maintaining that cheeky sound Janaka Selekta places in a subtle ripping synth and playful synth line.
Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore (Ed Solo & Stickybuds Remix)
Ed Solo and Stickybuds take to remix duties. Rushing in with a strong snare line but maintaining to the original vibes before breaking in with a deep rolling take on the original baseline. On the second break the remix duo up the rush and head into further elaboration on the bassline
Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore (Hooves Remix)
The Hooves remix kicks at the original speed before making a big old switch into a deliciously thick treacly bassline. The cheeky aspect is there again with some steel-drum-esque (?!!) synth work.
Notixx – Tipping Point EP (Release – 2nd Oct 2015) features three pieces of dark brooding Dubstep. Space Stomp with its steady step percussion, big 80’s synth drops and rattling percussion builds is almost cinematic in soundscape. This opening track leans towards the deeper side of more aggressive Dubstep vibes.
Next up is Re Up, containing more than a few Trap inspired sounds and a sinister twist bassline – probably the best on the EP. After these two murky dancefloor ready pieces Notixx teams up with GRIMEace to bring Tipping Point, a deep down low, cinematic stomper.
Buy – https://dubpolice.bandcamp.com/album/tipping-point-ep
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/OTR-DP113
Nice bit of album art also