This Yorkshire producer is making some pretty uncompromising dubstep from the land of steel and pork pies! His approach is bittersweet, with the use of delicate atmosphere to bed in his tracks before going hard with the drums and sub — check how nuts ‘Boomerang’ gets! Biome goes toe for toe on his remix of ‘Perfect Wait’. The ball drops slightly on the quirky bonus track ‘XIII’, the funk drums sounding very twee. But picked right back up on 'Nooka', more chest-rattling bizzle. Good n’ grotty.
A Taut Line returns to Diskotopia with a pair of typically skewed weapons that manage to transpose a few of the current dancefloor tropes with heavy, woody kick-drums and the kind of inventive sampling that always sets the project apart.
The earthshaking grandeur of Guy J’s ‘Candyland’ emanated an appeal that had little to do with conventional dancefloor fodder, though King Unique settles for something a little more straightforward with his rework. Please note though, that it’s equally likely to shake you to your very core with its peaktime swathe of power progressive thrills. Something like ‘BOOM’.
High Focus go from strength-to-strength, here giving us a lipsmacking preview of JB's newest opus '... So We Ate Them Whole'. Great to hear that Chemo aka Telemachus has produced the entire album and 'Leash' features all the usual musical intrigue and suggestiveness you'd expect. Nice rubbery phat beat which pulls along a snaking tangle of tactile bubbling sound, theremin sighs and low-level unsettling static. The album also features Dirty Dike and is out in time for Xmas. You know what to do.