Northern and southern hardcore sounds collide on this collaboration, with the hard and bouncy Northern beats of Re-con meeting the Darren Styles trademark euphoric vocal style. The kick has an almost hardstyle feel to it, with an on-beat bass note, and the tapestop, gliding melody has the cutting-edge stylings of big room house. All this pacing along at a rampant 170bpm, with a catchy vocal courtesy of Matthew Steeper, makes a well-rounded hardcore anthem ready for the summer festival season.
A molten meld of house with the usual bass aesthetic from 877. Pops out three useful, if a little identikit, DJ tools.
Gobstopper’s recent run of releases seems to be following a pattern of not following a pattern. I say that knowing full well how stupid a sentence that might read, but every new drop is a tricksy thing. They’re all built from a similar palette of hollow synthesizers and minimal yet tonk drum work with one eye closed, deep in a dream state, but Iglew’s 'Urban Myth EP' sounds nothing like his labelmates. His awkward grasp on rhythm sticks out by a country mile.
One half of Mia Dora, Rob Etherson pulls out the big, basseous guns for Kevin McKay's Glasgow Underground, the title track laced with burbling acid.