IM:LTD – Gerwin – Soul Truth/Lying Portraits (Remixes – Bungle/Zero T) – [Review]


Back at it once again is the IM:LTD imprint bringing forth the funk that is Bungle and Zero T on the remix vibes. Which comprised of the first tune coming from the more laid back release that was ‘Soul Truth‘ which is by Gerwin having lush vocals as well. The intro kicks off in soaring synths painting quite the emotive atmosphere about the track. The vocals are trailing with heartprints on this intro. With the added steak the track is beefed up incredibly, and a blooming bassline to caress the soul.

Furthermore is Zero T’s take on ‘Lying Portraits‘ also a track by Gerwin which now has 2SHY’s vocals dropped and of course having input from Nuage. This light hearted rework is soul filling, still implementing the jazzy sax work, and also incorperating the complenting percussive bongos that have the track rolling and striking drifting and ethereal vibes. A definite soul funk tune!

Release Date: 16 Oct


Ingredients Records – Response – Creep/Resistance – [Review]


Rolling in dutty straight outta Manchester is one up and coming fellar Response with two fresh releases under the Ingredients imprint; which has focused more steadily on pushing the new kids on the block.

And the 1st recipe drops like this: The A side calls for Creep, rolling in dark, a snakey shaker that makes for a creepy sense. A nice structuring which will have you in a somewhat bouncy trance state. This is also added with slightly vocal sample work sounding like voices in your subconscious.

Now over on the flip with the 2nd recipe is Resistance, a tune which the drum work is snappy on the snare, broody on the drop. And certainly a roller of note. This artist is only teasing we feel…

Release Date: 07 October

Symmetry Records – Xtrah – Lost Time EP – [Review]

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Symmetry Recordings sees Londoner, Xtrah favouring their imprint on his debut EP called Lost Time. This of course isn’t their 1st time linking as Xtrah has dropped some tunes via them and in fact one of the tunes in the EP is a refix of a track that got released a few years ago on Symmetry, Cyrax.

kicking off these vibes is Lost Time with skittering percussion work layered with vocals from Codebreaker flanged about. Setting a somewhat inauspicious tone is the trailing synth work and taunting bongos dropped with some stabs. This is also layered with a lush tech-steppy groove that will surely get a reaction out of you.

Dropping down to the B taking the second journey into this EP is a track called Always New which is set to sound fresh whenever the play button is pushed. Vocally this time it’s MC DRS effectively riding this glitchy beat to the ends. This beat surely drops in on a dark, broody tip. What’s there to expect from the works of Break and Xtrah combined though, huh?

Groove Shadow; with a name like that and the way it drops inspires some other scenery in your head right away. Moody is the the order of this one, and will surely have you pull your face in and flaunt some skank movement. Drum work has a fresh soothing like roller vibe to it. Use of effects is refreshing; track feels and sounds spacious. Less is mos def more.

Last one on the run is Cyrax, a rework of an earlier release. As Break applies his godly production on it, it is rendered a sinister tune. Since the original spins about lightly in a moody sense, Break’s take on it is a multiplying intensity that will have you pacing. Intricate drum work possesses this one. Then he dumbs it down nicely on the break for some oxygen to aid your sanity, only to return in a full-throttling switch up! It’s Bad man tune!

Release date: 30 september