Review: Given his recent form, it was probably only a matter of time before fast-rising Glaswegian Inkke made an appearance on LuckyMe. Variously informed by grime, heavy Memphis rap, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke, Inkke's productions slip effortlessly into the LuckyMe catalogue. There's much to admire amongst the six tracks that make up Secret Palace, including a pair of robust club instrumentals - "Chores" and "Simmer" - which have long been staples in the sets of Skepta and D Double E. Our pick, though, has to be heavyweight grime roller "Tales From The Quick", which peppers a weighty sub-bass line and machine-gun percussion with woozy synthesizer lines.
Review: Previously spotted on Boomarm Nation, Turkish bass experimentalists make their debut on Innamind's Blacklist imprint with four of the nuttiest, most far-out tracks you'll hear this season. Sitting somewhere between Modeselektor and Squarepusher but with dubbier roots, highlights include the tripped out harmonic headiness of "Heavy Machyn Gun" and "Phix", the slo-mo white knuckle ride with fellow Turk Gantz. Off the planetary hook.
She Saw The Whole Thing (Fill Spectre version) (6:41)
Review: Denver don Malleus dials up the emotions once again. "She Saw The Whole Thing" sways with his now signature pensive, poignant crawl. Smoky, unhurried and laced with layers of instruments, there's a barbed soul humming throughout... And some deliciously bulbous subs in the mix, too. Fill Spectre joins the fray on the B with more of a gnarled remix that contains some additional sampled elements that punctuate the beat in a way that's kinda reminiscent of Pretty Lights. One for the head, the other for the soul; both for the deepest of dances, Gourmet feast us once again...
Review: Following a successful Pledge Music crowd fund, Route 1 Audio have put together another heavyweight wax slab with seven of their many talented affiliates. The yellow disc opens with the deeper, sub-rumbling axis of Route 1's remit with RNDM's "Soulfire" and C-Side's "Kingdom Dread" before dipping into the punky D&B energy of Ncomfortable's "One Love". Monkixx and Kevala take us back on deeper trip with dreamy fractured takes on UKG while Bigseuf and Galactic Steppa close the show with booty-busting juke and future-retro jungle respectively. No bass stone uncovered.
Review: Modern Love's newest release comes from British beatmaker Zomby, who has reached into his archives to unearth a long lost album nearly a decade after its completion. Said to be recorded between two weeks around 2008-2009, the Mercury's Rainbow LP sees the London based producer interpreting grime innovator Wiley's Eskibeat productions, which played an instrumental role in the genre's formation. It features the 4AD/Hyperdub affiliated artist utilising intricately hand-programmed arpeggios, 'sliding Triton squares' and post-garage drum patterns. On a conceptual level, it uses theories of colour and its relation to the sonic chromatic spectrum - the circle of fifths.