Previously popping up on Livity Sounds sister label, Dnuos Ytivil, Bruce drops his second piece on Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Pangaea’s flagship label. Here you’ll find stretched and cyclical techno abstractions alongside introverted tribal meanderings. But it’s all about the title track, ‘Not Stochastic’, an echo trip of tightly apreggiated synth waves that traps you in an intensely hypnotic whirlwind. As usual on Hessle, understated but excellent.
SumTingNew big boss, Cotti drops a four-tracker of yardcore dubstep bidness in his own inimitable style. And he doesn’t hold back, running tings proper hard. ‘Body Your Team’ has that raw dancehall and grime influence we’ve come to know him for. The Gremlins & Vital Techniques remixes of 'Ammo' slide between hectic midrange grot and bouncy wobble. Whilst ‘Sore Loser’ goes Coki style mental.
Home to the likes of Kryptic Minds, Monic and Sleeper, OM have been plying a trade in the more esoteric sides of dubstep and its peripheries since 2006. Here, Manni Dee debuts with a four-track EP of pokey technoid machinations. ‘Nicotine Kisses’ is a brilliantly brooding affair: rolling, relentless, badass. And the rest never really lets up, pacey and insistent throughout. So, if you like your bass music techy and techno bassy, then this is the shiznit!
Hailing from Australia, Another Dark Age delivers deranged electronix from Cured Pink. ‘As Enderie Nuatal’ is the most immediate track on this release, but its alarm bell rings, skewed, hyperactive rhythm and tortured vocal accompaniment sound like Mark E Smith on angel dust jamming with Richard H Kirk. ‘Jogjakarta Runny Dog’ doesn’t make any concessions towards the dancefloor and instead offers wave upon wave of deranged noise.