Part 2 in the lead up to Silkie's forthcoming album City Limits Vol 2 dropping early 2011. City Limits Vol.1.4 kicks off straight from where City Limits Vol. 1.2 finished. Another sure fire double-header featuring two Silkie bullets, 'Slow Jam' and 'Wonder'. Silkie for those that are new to his sound is a longtime artist on Mala's DEEP MEDi imprint with releases on various other labels such as Disfigured Dubz, Soul Jazz Records and Antisocial Entertainment which Silkie heads up alongside Quest, Jay 5ive, Mizz Beats, Harry Craze and Kromestar.
Two of dubstep's most sought after dub plates finally make it on to 180 gram wax. Japanese dubstep don Goth-Trad, coming out on Mala's highly esteemed Deep Medi Musik. These productions are bass heavy, intelligent and devastating on any sound system.
Benny Ill and J. King who are both part of the Horsepower collective team up under their own names for their first outing on Deep Medi. Not only have Benny and J. King delivered two killer tracks with Kosmic 78 & Lithium Soular. but have teamed up with Wicked Wax Pictures who have created two sci-fi / horror videos to accompany the music.
The theory that isolation breeds creativity has never been as apt as it is for Truth, a dubstep outfit hailing from one of the world's most southern cities. What began as a musical experiment has now become something much more significant. A chance encounter with dubstep visionary Mala late in 2007 inspired the New Zealand trio, who have been working together for years, to try their hand at a new sound - one comprising serious sub bass and snares so nasty they make eyes water. Within days of slipping Mala a handful of tunes made in as many days, Truth had been signed to his label Deep Medi - widely regarded as one the most progressive in the scene. Truth's style defies categorisation, encompassing an array of melodies and vocals within spacious beats that range from halfstep stompers like 'The Fatman' to deeper tunes like 'Stolen Children'. One common element underpins every track though: a heavy bassline riddim that lays sheer force on any system man enough to handle it. In just a year, the sound of Truth has spread across the world. 'The Fatman' has been pulled back countless times in numerous cities, from Dubwar at Club Love in New York, to Sonar in Barcelona, to Mass in Brixton - the home of dubstep's seminal club night, DMZ. Today, in a scene that is defined by dubplate culture, some of its biggest players are dropping Truth dubs in their sets including Mala, Skream, DMZ, Nick Argon, and Goth Trad, to name a few.
Quest returns for another bout of meditational dubstep business. 'Stand' is a heavy minimal number for the heads, reminiscent of early Mala beats. On the flip, 'Eden' is a really surprising tune, incredibly melodic and not a million miles off the clean drifting vibe created by more commercial artists such as Zero 7, but still maintaining that dense bass inclination.