Review: Dubkasm's digi-dub roots dig deep into the early 90s. Boosted into the future by fellow Bristolians Pinch, Appleblim and Headhunter, here we find them declaring "Victory" with this instantly show-stopping horn-heavy skanker. Laced with space and complete with myriad versions, a fine balance of meditative bass and mind-blowing sonic creativity is at play throughout. Those with a penchant for the abyss-levels of dub science should jump straight on "Verse IV". Hear that stretched horn sound and you'll soon understand why it's been sub-titled "Raw Piece". Victory is yours!
Review: Kenneth Christiansen's Echocord imprint is back and we all know what that means by now: some of the coldest and deepest dub techno this side of the north. This time it's over to Midlands based Tomas Rubeck, who after appearing on a few emerging smaller labels over the last few years makes his big label debut. On "The Blueprint" it's typical of the labels requirements on this dubby and glacial excursion through the coldest of seasons. "Gras" goes for more of a minimal house vibe and has a great groove and swagger about it; kind of thing you could imagine Eli Verveine playing. Finally "Cadence" gets back into cavernous and icy bass therapy, working those dub delays and resonators in tremendous fashion.