As many of you reading this will probably know, I happen to have a little soft spot for Baitface’s Badimup imprint, and that continues to grow with the release of 003..
Slaven kicks things off with weighty roller ‘Dissolve’ and doesn’t mess about; as spacious pads and hats lead the way, the main reese gradually fades through and get’s straight to the point - hard hitting is not the word.. To balance things out a bit, the AA side demonstrates a different take on the sub-driven side of 140 music in the form of a collaboration with Vulcan Audio co-owner Biak; ‘Whispers’ is jam packed with eerie atmospheres and pads and the powerful sub-line and drums bring this one home..
Once again, stellar release from Badimup putting them even more into the picture - this year could only bring bigger things from the label and of course - Slaven himself..
After an outstanding first release from label owner Baitface to mark catalog number 001, Badimup’s second release sees UK born, now US based producer Deafblind bring two beautifully engineered tracks to the table..
‘DoUntoOthers’ opens with some nicely placed pads and stabs that cut right through the mix, building up to the inevitable weighty drop - cue sample, then straight in with the fire.. The half-time, tribal-esque drums lead the way with a hard sub and murky growls driving the low end and plucky mids layering the tune well - the atmosphere is overwhelming..
‘LuckyEscape’ is a true system roller - after hearing the aggy synths in the intro, you know it’s going to be a heavy one.. Amongst the sub pressure and organic sound, the element of space used in this track is too much and Deafblind articulates that well - grimey beyond belief, and yet still enough room to breathe.. Another perfectly produced track to conclude another perfect release..
As well as Deafblind being one of my most favourite producers of the year, Badimup has got to be one of my most favourite labels - the future can only get bigger and better for the up-and-coming UK based label and it’s well-deserving owner..
BDMUP002 - Deafblind - ‘DoUntoOthers’ / ‘LuckyEscape’ - out 14th December 2012, seriously - don’t miss this one..