Wow! This one is different. False is a mass of juxtaposed sounds, synths, strings that are so jarred it's completely impossible to hear how these pieces seem to fit together. This atmospheric soundscape is colossal in space and brings a cinematic quality in way of sfx and size. The vigorous drums are harsh and uncompromising and the entire track beautifully bleeds and uncomfortable flow ferociousness. This track is dark and emotional and willing you to get lost in it's shadowy depths.
DPPLGNGRS change gear and label with this, their fourth 'Moneyshot' and their first release on Arcade Pony. Now that every chancer from Hardstyle cheese merchants to inspirationless 'House legends' have laid claim to EDM and laid bare its Heavy Metal level of subtlety, 'ecelectro' is the buzzword for 2014. And what better example of a new vision could you have than the subtle blend of garage, techno and electro that is 'Azure Protocol' and 'Billion Dollar Brain'?
Buzzin' Fly and Freerange alumnus Lodemann drops two skilfully constructed tracks for Defected's diffusion imprint DFTD. Lovely things they are. 'Coming Your Way' finds the East Berlin-born producer building and layering like a master craftsman, creating classy understatement where others would perhaps just go all out with its bassy synths. On the flip, 'Feeling Good' oozes class too, with its gentle pianos, vocals swirling, samples appearing and then disappearing in the deep. There's a lot to love here.
Those dastardly RadioKillaz start ‘All Massive’ with some skanking breakbeat riddims, echo, delay and natty ragga vox. A deep burrowing bassline soon joins the fray before fizzy electro synths glide it into the first drop. Scything tear-out bass and blistering beats then transport the dubwise sensibility into a full-on hardcore assault that can’t fail to nice up any dance. ‘Don’t Wanna 9-5’ on the flip has a Rasta vox expunging the joys of unconventional working over flicked drumstep beats, with mournful horns adding to the outlaw feel. Wicked and bad.