Yally – Dread Risk

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Yally is a collaboration between London-based Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead, known more commonly as the electronic duo Raime.

The band describes their Yally alias as an exploration of “Bass Futures” yet it sounds more like a nod to the Prodigy-esque jungle and garage vibe from early 90s London.

Dread Risk‘ is an absolute heater. It cuts and chops to grime basslines with dub techno thrown into the mix. Meanwhile, the album’s second track ‘U-Eff-O’ seems to mellow out to 2-step vibes.

Edn Hak – Wanderer

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Parisian producer Edn Hak makes his own Burial-esque interpretation on his new Reapers EP. ‘Wanderer’ is one of the standout cuts. It crackles on the surface before dipping into delicate, heartwarming samples and kicks.

Joy Orbison -Rite Ov/Walworth Window

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“I still have a lot of time for putting out 12 inches.” – Joy Orbison

He wasn’t lying. It’s been five years since his last solo release, but Joy Orbison is back with all new EP on his own label TOSS PORTAL.

‘Rite Ov’ steps into a dub groove that even Mark Ernestus would appreciate. I just wish I had a better sound system to do the bass justice.

The frequencies on ‘Walworth Window’ sour into a testy beat for the ages. Vocal sample A+.

Download the EP on Bandcamp

Pessimist – Balaklava

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Pessimist is Bristol electronic beat maker Kristian Jabs. According to his discography he’s released tracks on a slew of drum n bass labels since 2010. But his latest 12″ ‘Balaklava’ on the Blackest Ever Black’s imprint A14 appears to be one of his filthiest releases to date.

The tune cracks in minimalism, as the label page says ‘moody-as-f**,k’ gnawing at the ears like the post-dubstep darkness of CO/R’s ‘Bells, Walking.’

CO/R – Bells, Walking 

Joy Orbison AKA Peter O' Grady
Joy Orbison AKA Peter O’ Grady

CO/R is a collaboration between techno heads Herron and Joy Orbison. The duo just released Gudrun,  a vinyl 12″ from the Trilogy Tapes Store.

The lead single ‘Bells, Walking’ is a continuation of Joy Orbison’s 2009 post-dubstep hit ‘Hyph Mngo‘ laced in with Herron’s mastery of house and UK garage. Learn more about Joy Orbison in the Sole Selectors video below.

“I still have a lot of time for putting out 12 inches.” – Joy Orbison

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