“Ipman has established himself as a force to be reckoned with over the last couple of years, bringing a lethal combination of unfaltering creative freshness and no-nonsense soundsystem pressure to the table. His music is held in high regard by Kryptic Minds, and this August sees them welcome Ipman to the Osiris Music UK crew to drop two blackened cuts of bruising tech-edged weaponry for the imprint’s 32nd release. The results are unreservedly dark and punishing, with ‘Persistent Dread’ driven by hypnotising sub bass body-blows that punch beneath a jagged swell of menacing sound design and mazing glitch melodies. The flip features the fierce rolling beats of ‘Signal Motion’, a lurching stomper that hits hard with chest-caving intent; deft snarls of mechanised snyths and titanium-grade kicks accent waves of deep dread frequency. A monstrous debut Osiris 12 from Ipman”
Tomas Roels has secured a very strong release schedule for himself since recently finishing university. Whether this is a result of, or just coincidence, I’ll never know. Truthfully, I don’t care either. Anyways, the man has been on a sonic-assault rampage, writing and signing beats quicker than false information regarding Montsanto spreads through the internet. After announcement of his Artikal UK release backed with a naughty remix from the legend LX One, the underground was left stumped by the immensity of ‘Haze’. To continue the momentum with a brute force, Box Clever has just announced the six-track (2 digital exclusive) EP that will be released sometime mid-September. Featuring collaborations with Beezy & Widowmaker, the release promises to be diverse and immensely powerful, as the previews will attest to.
1. Crashing feat. Beezy
2. Too Much
4. Persei feat. Widowmaker
5. Explain [digital exclusive]
6. Scientific [digital exclusive]
Below are previews to the four beats put on the vinyl. The tracks ‘Theory’ and ‘Persei’ ft. Widowmaker are my personal favorites, but you can decide for yourself. Keep your eyes locked on the pages below for future announcements regarding this release and anything else related to the parties involved.
Blond:ish returns to Kompakt after the dust has settled a bit from their ‘Lovers In Limbo’ EP that dropped last year. If you somehow missed that release, I strongly encourage you the check it out —————-> HERE. The Canadian duo have brought two tracks together that embark the listener on a dissonant journey of sound. ‘No Place Like Gnome’ opens the single with a dark aesthetic maintained through sustained and detuned pads swirling into an ambivalent sense of bewildered wandering, then the journey is reassured by a hearty bassline that rolls beautifully between the swinging drum groove. The title track carries the ambivalence of ‘No Place Like Gnome’ into a more clearly affirmed direction of discovery, lightening the mood with lush, sun-drenched synths and the hauntingly sexy vocals of Beyou.
I am really hoping (and anticipating) to hear these tunes out at the burn this year via the Robot Heart gang, and can’t wait to get lost in the desert apocalypse vibe these tunes create. After all, there is certainly no better place to do such things, than at the burn.
Check the links below and stay connected with Kompakt and Blond:ish. Unfortuantely, there aren’t links I could embed to stream the release in this feature, but you can preview the tracks at any of the buy links below 🙂
Gantz returns to the Innamind imprint with two rhythmically syncopated beats that showcase the young Turk’s uncanny ability to program drum patterns in a concise, and intentional manner. His distant proximity to the UK scene seems to aid in establishing the ‘Gantz’ sound, as his track formulas are generally unique and provide a complex landscape of percussive arrangement not seen in most dubstep.
Emir also just released his track ‘U Won’t Mind’ b/w Thelem’s remix via Black Box records not far back, so make sure the check that one out ———-> HERE. The remainder of 2013 is going to be exciting as he just recently announced the signing of another 12” that will be out in the near future. Be sure to follow his page (below) to get further updates on the label and tracks that will be releasing!
“Martin Ikin aka Soul Purpose is no stranger to success, his amazing trademark quirky house beats have made their way to imprints as big as defected or nervous, topping the charts many times. Following up to his OFF debut “Rhythm” a while ago, he now presents his anticipated first full EP with a storm of garage-infused deep house ready to drive the crowds mad at any dancefloor. I Know opens the EP providing classic garage house stabs and a flowing bassline and melodic vocal work. This is one strictly for the dancefloor! Hold Dis Keeps the quirky impossible-not-to-dance-to jacking beats flowing and adds up a delightful synth work to really take us on a journey. Last up is What Youve Done, with a soulful vocal arrangements and massive buildups setting the mood for those powerful bassdrops.”