• FaltyDL: Endeavour EP

    FaltyDL - Endeavour

    Reviewed by Mike Coleman Source: (Fact Magazine)

    <b> FaltyDL </b> - Endeavour

    As FaltyDL’s last EP for Planet Mu, Phreqaflex saw him appropriate 2step garage, the three tracks on Endeavour see him turn his attentions to classic house music. And as with Phreqaflex, once you get away from the tempo and structure it’s a distant shadow of the genre it apes;a totally unique tribute to house that often sounds closer to otherworldly jazz than it does anything fashioned on a computer.

    The silk-smooth groove of the EP’s title track makes
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  • FaltyDL - Endeavour

    FaltyDL - Endeavour

    Reviewed by Philip Sherburne Source: (Resident Advisor)

    <b> FaltyDL </b> - Endeavour


    Is FaltyDL becoming a purist? Not exactly: His highly individual style has always been an amalgamation of sounds, from funk to dubstep, and it remains so. But his recent 12-inches for Planet Mu set aside the hodge-podge approach that has occasionally marked his work, especially in album form—not necessarily for the worse, mind—in favor of more focused studies in style. His last EP, Phreqaflex, offered his own interpretation of late '90s 2-step garage;
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  • DJ Nate Da Track Genious Review

    DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious

    Reviewed by Melissa Bradshaw Source: (BBC Website)

    <b> DJ Nate </b> - Da Trak Genious

    Juke, with its dance-oriented subgenre footwork, is the latest ghetto bass culture to begin spreading the globe. A descendent of Chicago house, it’s fast becoming the latest sound to satisfy the UK bass underground’s constant hunger for new influences. UK labels Hum & Buzz, SWAMP‘81, and Night Slugs have both promoted and hybridised the sound and exciting things can be expected from them in the near future. While the output from their artists (like Addison
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  • Ikonika: ‘Dckhdbtch’

    Ikonika - Dckhdbtch

    Reviewed by Si Truss Source: (Fact Magazine)

    <b> Ikonika </b> - Dckhdbtch

    It’s impressive that, despite still being a relative newcomer, Ikonika has managed to develop such an instantly recognisable production style.You could play ‘Dckhdbtch’ out in a club for the first time and, odds are, anyone with even a passing acquaintance with her previous work would quickly identify it as an Ikonika tune.

    If you’re a fan of her excellent Hyperdub-released debut, Contact, Love, Want, Have, you’ll find this relatively familiar
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