Grime r_port vol. 17
Skynet, better known for his more technoid Drum'n'Bass-productions, has put out his Dubstep-tracks "Swamp" and "Isolate" as cat.no. 008 of Argon Records and proves quality in that, too. While "Swamp" comes with an epic, dark'ish and hypercold sci-fi flava accompanied by characteristic, ancient drum sounds, "Isolate" is a deep, athmospheric tune that'll probably fit best as last record played near sunrise after a long Dubstep night out. Name it Ambient Halfstep.
Neu Rave meets Dubstep is a fusion that no-one ever dreamt of to be good, but what Sebastian's Remix of Klaxons' tune "Golden Skans" released on the french imprint Because serves is pure dancefloor devastation. Dubby halftime vibes meets ravey strings meets hyper-melancholic Neu Rave Vocals meets effect loaden moshpit sequences... a melting pot of sounds that seems to be nothing but a fuckin' anthem. Get that, buy blindfolded. No questions, please.
Kev Martin's SpeedHall / Industrial Dancehall outlet The Bug comes up with a new 12" named "Jah War" on Ninja Tune featuring Flowdan, that seems to be more influenced by Grime than any of their former productions. Two versions featured here - one harsh, brutal and ultra-compressed, while the flipside - rumours talk about a remix by a well-known Dubstep / Grime producer - seems to be more chilled, but still thrilling. Hunt down quickly as this single is quite limited and will be sought after soon.