• Deep Cover – Birmingham Launch

    The Bug & Flowdan Deep Cover Birmingham Launch Amusement 13, Birmingham 10/2/17 Having put on countless nights in their hometown of Oxford that have featured Skepta, Zed Bias and Goldie as well as tonight’s headliners, the Deep Cover crew know all about putting a night on that features some...
  • J Hurley – Back In The Hood EP

    Milton Keynes based J Hurley began his music career as a rapper releasing Hip Hop and Grime under his own ‘Hizzal Records’ imprint. With four releases behind him he became part of what is now one of the most uniquely interesting bands in the UK, Hacktivist. A Metal band...
  • Zygos – Shivering/Gwari

    Hot on the heels of the release of the well received Future EP on Foundation Audio at the beginning of the year, Zygos unleashes his next slab of vinyl with Shivering/Gwari forthcoming on Rarefied early next month and as with that EP, it is one that will be hotly anticipated....
  • Interview – Egoless

    Festival season is rapidly approaching and will be here before you know it with bills being announced frequently in the years opening months. One of the highlights of the UKs festival season is always Love Saves The Day with the Bristol festival garnering praise for its eclectic lineups and brilliant...
  • Substantial Audio 002: Repulsion

    Joshua Philpot aka Repulsion, based in Oklahoma, United States, describes his sound as left field, dabbling in everything from dubstep to lo-fi. Much of the intrigue around his productions comes from his experimental nature, as a lot of his tracks kind of float between genres. Many producers are content with creating...
  • Interview – Deep Cover

    Birmingham has a new reason to feel the bass with the launch of the new Deep Cover night in the city. The Oxford based promoters who have been putting on well respected nights in their hometown for years are branching out into the UKs second city and promise to...
  • Crystal Catcha – Animal Kingdom – EP IMP010

    Possessing an intriguing and distinct sound through the various cyclical permutations of underground bass music is something few musicians achieve. Crystal Catcha however has achieved this whilst also creating some dynamic and forward thinking tunes. Animal Kingdom promises to be another bass heavy ride into the unknown, with a...
  • Interview: Introspekt

    Alonzo Hunt, more commonly known as Introspekt, is a producer from Los Angeles. Although you may not have heard of him yet, his sound is sure to resonate with you if you’re a fan of Grime or Deep Dubstep. Introspekt has a distinct sound that feels reminiscent of Eskibeat. Fortunately for him and...
  • SUBAD001 – Transmission Failure / Fluid Foundation (Remix EP)

    Austrian producer Gnischrew has big plans for the future with his newly established label, Sub Audio Records; the inaugural release being the ballsy independent vinyl release Transmission Failure/Fluid Foundation. After a few follow up free download releases, the label steps up with their first digital release in the form...
  • Demand Records – VA – Demand Selects #5

    This DNB record which I would deem more “Neuro-Dub” is brilliant, with a true depth to every song, staggering atmospheres and great production. It’s a testament to the production driven drum &bass world and doesn’t seek only to force good production value but something more creative dare I say...
  • FAV003 – DTR – First Rhythm/Between The Lions/Walls of Babylon (Akcept Remix)

    The first EP to grace my inbox this year is a corker, another release from the prolific Bristol dub label ‘Foundation Audio’ who have been steadily cultivating unique sounds in Bristol’s fairly saturated dub scene. Will their latest release DTR‘s – FAV003 continue the trend of diversity or simply...
  • Version Collective – VA – Certified Organic Vol 2 (VCC002)

    After the success of their first compilation album, Version Collective return to the fold with a follow up – featuring an eclectic mix of fresh and veteran producers. The label has a habit of signing many artists – a polarizing decision in a small scene such as underground dubstep....
  • 2016’s most important, creative and influential tunes

    Are you ready for yet another list of really good songs that have majorly influenced the UK music zeitgeist and brought joy and movement into peoples lives? Yes you definitely are! This year has had some dizzying highs and pathetic lows but the underground music scene continues to blossom...
  • Bentronix – The Haze EP

    Following on from his well recieved Cocoa EP that was released earlier this summer, Nottinghams Bentronix is back to see out the year with a brand new collection of deep cuts and punishing bass with the Haze EP which is released on Under Surveillance Recordings. The EPs title track opens...
  • Interview – Thirstin Howl The 3rd

    Thirstin Howl The 3rd is a name that is synomonous with both New York rap and hip hop fashion and he and his Lo Life crew are famous for their love for and loyalty to the Polo by Ralph Lauren brand and this has been the case since the...
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