Sharp, angular and well-groomed guitar pop, courtesy of poker face chanteuse Nadine Shah, who delivers another powerful yet subtle and understated performance. Great video too.
Release No.6 on Coki’s own imprint welcomes Shack D to the fold with a three-track EP of halfstep wobblers. Nothing here is going to surprise those who’ve been into the sound for the last eight years, a steady and predictable case of bass, kick and snare, which I’m sure will sound heavy on the first drop. Enigma Dubz remix ‘Impulse’, switching up some of the original’s more obvious side-chain elements by tweaking the filters and effects.
A journeyman producer, who has called a number of labels home since bobbing up on the scene in 2009, drops a tight little two-tracker plus remixes on this L.A. label. Think bass-loaded, chunky knit drums and a smattering of treated key action and you’re on point. Both ‘Semibreves’ and ‘Green Grass’ are solid DJ tools. But check Timo Maas’s remix, who really pulls and extends the low-end wob to superb effect.
A fine EP from the G-man, who has been steadily concreting his rep within both Deep Medi and the dubstep fraternity as the producer to watch if you like your shit well crafted. Four tracks all made with a wonky panache — from the wobbly sorcery on ‘Witch Blues’ to the darkly ethereal collabo with Bristol’s Rider Shafique — it's dubstep 3.0, showing the depth and range that can be explored within (& without) the template.