Mark Starr – Mortem EP
This EP flexes its muscles in all sorts of directions taking you from the distant diva minimalism of ‘Some of This’ to the pure madness of ‘Mortem’.
Backed up with a full 4 remixes that are full of surprises, jungle breakdown anyone?
Dubspeeka – Leaving Home
The oddball bassline and house shuffle on ‘Leaving Home’ followed by the Stop/Start techyness of ‘Creature Funk’ make this great release.
YNGN – Bust A Window
This west coast producer has been keenly listening to the UK. Recently toying with grime and footwork over some classic tunes, this one is a grime bit with a difference.
Mungo’s Hi Fi ft. Charlie P – Rules Of The Dance
A playful off beat bounce driven by a gritty bassline provides the perfect backdrop for Charlie P to lay down the law. Kahn’s remix on the flip is, as usual, pure damage!
Plastician – Plasticman Remastered
Something to get the radio rip crew exited is this 25-track comp of Plastician’s early bass explorations. Previously confined to dubplates and white labels. Coming on 12 July, all those historic tunes are coming…
A.G. Cook – Beautiful
Candy glossed bass music, complete with chipmunk vocals and shimmering synths. Feels reminiscent of Sophie’s ‘Bipp’ last year…. I know your smiling, even if it’s slightly snide.
Sully – Simple Things
Having taken a break for a while, Sully returns with a double EP in homage to classic jungle trickery. Tighter production on the bass and synths keeps it with the times.
PWNDTIAC – New Girl EP
Maybe Daft Punk’s disco foray last year has influenced me or maybe syncopated guitar samples are weapons of mass funktion.
Nu-Disco flicks, one for the girls.
Wen & Paris – Caught / Collide
Not the typical Tempa release. Both tracks are still swimming in dread but snappier drum patterns, eerie samples and subtle brooding bass make this worth a listen.
City Vol.2 – Bare Fresh
This upcoming compellation showcases a raft of new artists all circling around a more industrial house sound. Packed full of bangers, Otik’s ‘Aerosoul’ a highlight for me.
Written by Josh Gray