Various Artists Tectonic Plates Vol. 2 (mixtape)
Pinchís Tectonic imprint showcases its second compilation with Tectonic Plates Vol. 2, and brings with it a reminder of the more experimental and deeper side of dubstep.
The Bristol-based DJ has brought his label a long way since its birth in 2005 and Tectonicís progress is abundantly obvious on this latest album, which is a refreshing look behind the mainstream wobble that has started to creep into the sound of late.
Set for release on 9 June, Vol. 2 features some of the most progressive and influential producers in the scene at the moment, including Flying Lotus, Skream, Benga and Distance, to name but a few.
The album starts with the catchy soulful rift and scatty drums of Martynís Yet, probably my personal favourite, before tearing into the more bass-driven, sparser beats from 2562 and Skream and the unmistakable synths of Benga on Technocol and Jokerís Untitled_Rsn.
Pinch himself makes an appearance, collaborating with Moving Ninja on the deep and moody False Flag, and his own track Joyride.
The tracks on the first CD will make up a four part Tectonic vinyl series set to be released in the near future while Pinch jumps behind the turntables for the second CD, bringing together a few choices cuts and fresh dubplates.
a reminder of the more experimental and deeper side of dubstep
- Louis Soul
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