Mr Mitch’s Gobstopper label has been having a super fine day in the sun of late and that sterling run of form continues with North London resident Dark0’s 'Fate EP', a six-track exploration of the sort of things he’s been threatening to do for a while now. It’s sheeny and double glossed and, like label mate Mattwizard, in places he’s borderline skweee, but a track like ‘Black Rose’ feels exemplary of the times we’re boxed into.
Another offshoot from Critical this month in the form of “a chain made up of musical links released over a period of time then brought to a close”. The boss man’s words! But this EP is a must. One third of Ivy Lab, Halogenix’s ‘Her Waves’ is smooth and sexy and totally hypnotic. True to d&b but encapsulating subtleties from other areas of bass music, creating a sophisticated, and class track which has the potential to become a classic.
Tidy reviving another classic series, this time with disco-inspired hard house sounds for those warm-up sets for harder floors, featuring familiar vocals and funky grooves.
Italian producer who’s knocked things out with Fly Lo and whose dad plays with Morricone presents four original tracks of quirky, wonky hip-hop-inflected electronics.