Continuing with his string of recent success, Brazilian bass don Mishva (and part of the 4D fam) has provided two huge tracks for release on Portland based imprint Phantom Hertz.
The title track, ‘Soundboy’, kicks things off with a pad that immediately sets the deep and dangerous tone for this tune.As the intro progresses, the full bodied hi-hats quicken as a signature mid-range growl enters the mix just in time to prepare listeners for the forthcoming drop.
…”Soundbwoyyyyyy” ushers in a healthy dose of Mishva’s signature midrange synthesis and percussive rhythms. The sharp hats and reverberant rim hits ride a wave of pressure created by the deadly kicks and a sub sure to warrant the need for chestplate protection. Swells of distorted bass and long off atmospheric one-hits emerge, keeping the listener on edge throughout. Just as the first drop is hitting a stride, the murky atmosphere resurfaces and takes full control over the rest of the elements heading into the break.
The tension only continues to mount as the listener is slowly reintroduced to Soundboy with a minimal selection of percussion, pressure, and atmosphere. Just as the anticipation is about to overflow, Mishva pushes his high energy growls back to center stage for the conclusion of this tune.
From the first hit, it is hard to ignore the dub infusions of ‘Dharma’.Long delays, lush vinyl crackles, and deep dubby instrumentals highlight the introduction and suggest a more melodic second offering to this release.
The drop does not disappoint; as trademark midrange and sub bass once again fill out the space between the sharp half-step programming. Listeners are kept intrigued by the quick addition of a lively, high end shaker line which adds further movement to the dynamic of this tune. Dharma only continues to develop as the dub hits fall into to place keeping the beat amidst the surrounding elements.
A break emerges, consisting of an atmosphere constructed by deep delays and days-long reverb. As elements are slowly brought back to the listener’s attention, a subtle yet powerful pad enters the mix, adding yet another layer to this already complex tune.
After hearing this strong release (as well as the numerous other tunes already in his catalogue), it is clear that there is nothing standing in the way of Mishva in 2013. Already with a DSF awards nomination for “Best New Producer”, look for him to continue climbing the ranks and developing his already deadly sound.
With a silly amount of forthcoming releases and support from big names like Kaiju, Truth, Jakes, N Dread and Genetix (to name but a few from the long list), Ukrainian deep head Sqz Me is truly taking the underground dubstep scene by storm, so it was a pleasure to get him on a 4D mix: rolling in at just over an hour and packed full of some big tunes - this is definitely one of my favourites…
Tracklist - -Truth & Yayne - I Belong [Tempa] -Skream - Abstruse [Tempa] -N Dread - Pinball [M.U.D] -Biome & Kryptic Minds – The Raven [Osiris] -Sqz Me - Karma [DUB] -Deafblind & Warsa - Dark Frontier [DUB] -Demon - Cardiac Attack (DCult Remix) [FKOF Free DL] -ARtroniks - Onset (Sqz Me Remix) [DUB] -DCult - Sliver [M.U.D] -Perverse - Skeptic (ARtroniks Remix) [Free DL] -Kaiju feat. Flowdan - Hunter [Osiris] -Sqz Me feat. Mag Mag - Fear Me [DUB] -Hacktivist - Unlike Us (N Dread Remix) [???] -Slaven – The Hand That Feeds [M.U.D] -District - Antidote [Chestplate] -Kryptic Minds - Generation Dub [Swamp 81] -Juss B - Aftershock [Tuba Free DL] -Sqz Me - Oracle [Forthcoming Asscor Records] -Demon - Disco Biscuit [DUB] -Slaven - Militia [FKOF Free DL] -Sqz Me - Victim [Forthcoming Indigo Movement] -Quantum Soul & Lamb - Strong Root [Innamind] -Youngsta & LX One – Responsibility [Tempa] -Truth feat. Yayne - Raindancer (J:Kenzo Remix) [Free DL] -Vaun - Optimism [Free DL] -N Dread – About Your Love [ICU Audio] -Formless - False Reality [FKOF Free DL] -Formtek - Elegy [Free DL] -Phaeleh feat. Soundmouse - The Cold In You (Kahn Remix) [Afterglo]
Also, make sure you catch Sqz Me on Noize FM every Thursday 4-6pm (GMT)
Thought it was about time I got my act together and uploaded the latest Dusk FM archive, so here it is: some new and some old tunes played - just a big jumble of sounds, if you like jumbles of sounds - this is for you…
There are a lot of bass music producers out there doing their own thing and not following trends (which is something I personally love and always try to promote), so here we have Scottish producer The Nibelheim Incident bringing his own flavours to the table as always with this very interesting, and somewhat ‘experimental’, EP - ‘A Dark Cavern’ - seriously recommend checking him out if you’re in search of something completely different…
The Nibelheim Incident - ‘Rudimentary Tools’ / ‘Miserable Goblin’ / ‘A Foray Unexpected’ - 4DEP005