So 3rd month into the new year and our third top 10 of the year. As you may or may not know by now me and Emmo always pick out our favourite releases of the past month and spread it all with you guys here.
V.I.V.E.K. – The Big Bang
Ok so this one definitely isn’t new but it has been repressed in vinyl format. If you know it you will agree that it’s a long awaited repress for all the vinyl enthusiasts. If you aren’t aware V.I.V.E.K. is well known for releases that constantly push the boundaries of Dubstep. “The Big Bang” from the “Eyes Down EP” is a pure bass roller, with grooves to make you shudder. Realistically I should put all 4 tracks up here but you can listen for yourselves!
2562 – Nocturnal Drummers
2562’s most recent release Air Jordan on his label “When in Doubt” . Was actually compiled from field recordings during a trip to Jordan. The whole release does have a brilliant Middle Eastern vibe to it. Especially this track “Nocturnal Drummers” Constant percussions at 104BPM can get quite mind boggling but this one really works it’s such a simple idea delivered with such fantastic production. The song will have you drawn in and slightly mesmerized by the all round feel of it.
Kinghting – Cold Diss
Sub.fm regular Kingthing has quite literally killed it on this one. Cold Diss from the “Waking Up” collaboration with Jamie Grind screams of Joy. O and Boddika sounds. Bouncing synths and recurring upbeat funky vocals will widen your eyes to how talented a man Kingthing is.
Boddika – Acid Jackson
Yes yes, it has finally got a release on Swamp 81 we have been eagerly anticipating this one. I won’t ramble too much about this release because we’ve already done a full cover of it here
Dark Sky – Tremor
Ok so here’s the deal if you have listened to any of our radio shows you will notice that Dark Sky gets a play almost every week. This new release off “Black Rainbows EP” on Blackacre should explain exactly why. Tremor being my favourite of the 4 it has such a powerful presence with rumbling drums and sums up to beautiful.
Rusko – Somebody to Love (Skreamix)
This song sounds huge, it has so much energy and it just sounds brilliant. Emmo has been rinsing this at gigs and it gets a big reaction. The entire album from Rusko is way way better than his recent output and when Skream adds his touch of silk to this one it’s easily in our top tracks for the month.
DJ Madd – Junglist
Harking back to old school Jungle beats and rhythms and bringing more bass than other producers can dream off DJ Madd kills on this track. We are already looking forward to DJ Madd dropping this on Twisted Pepper’s system in June.
Shox – Battlestar
UK Funky label Roska Kick and Snares bring us this massive piece of dance floor weaponry. This song is big and unashamedly loud. This year should see a lot more of Shox but you need to get on this set of tracks ASAP.
Plastician – Plasbar
Broody drums, dark synth stabs and memories of old school hard core music floating over a wall of bass makes this one of our favourite tracks of March. Out now digitally on Plastician’s own Terrorythem Recordings label.
Plan B – Ill Manors
Another slice of rapped social commentary delivered with Plan B’s trade mark snarl and staccato delivery. This one borrows heavily from Berlin’s Peter Fox but the D&B breaks and grime style delivery means it’s undeniably better for the work.