Here's a tasty dub-fuelled four-tracker from the Bournemouth-based collective ahead of their forthcoming second album. 'Stay Calm' and 'Glow' are festival-friendly noisenik breaks, while title track 'Welcome to Earth' plumps for a 303-fuelled trip into moody dystopian territory. But the pick of the bunch is 'Protector', a powerhouse of rolling breakbeats, reggae keys and deep sub topped off with a firing vocal from the mighty MC Tenja.
Annie Nightingale favourites and all-round badboys RadioKillaZ drop yet another dose of junglistic 140bpm breakbeat, 'Gunpowder Plot' smashing through with darkcore Amens, paranoiac bass and a sample about government tyranny, while 'Never Go Back' plumps for sirens, fierce drum work and ravey keys, plus an amusing public safety announcement sample. Quality guaranteed as ever.
Props here for pushing the breakbeat envelope, even if the results seem pretty far-out. Pyramid and Colombo give us an avant-garde blend of lilting grunge guitar and epic female vocals, as well as a superpowered piano and string-fuelled breakdown. The first drop plumps for a noisy barrage of bass over simple drum work, but the second suddenly pulls on its funky boots and starts dancing on the ceiling. Did the production duo — one from Spain, the other from London — take one half of the tune each?
A brostep torch song if there ever could be a thing. It’s a living, breathing monster of a dubstep track that’s been fed on sidechain potions and electrocuted with some sort of weather system-harnessed lighting bolts — ‘Distress Signal’ is an uncomplicatedly blunt instrument of bassy venom. ‘Rewind’ is a little more subtle, channelling the old skool ways, which is much welcomed after the intensity of track A.