TRUSIK Recommends: February 2020

A monthly list of our favourite releases to help you cut through the noise. No genre or tempo is off limits, nor are our lists meant to be exhaustive, but we hope that these lists will expand your record collections and DJ sets with producers and songs you may have otherwise not have heard before.

Gisaza x FLO – Saratoga EP | Bandcamp

A four tracker from the DeepEnd Movement gang full of staggered, gangsta funk. Digital only, but don’t let that stop you!

Oxóssi – Sama EP | Subaltern Records

Subaltern welcomes Oxóssi back for his singular and unique take of dubstep for an EP that hits all the right spots with different flavours.

DPRTNDRP – What Ya Mean EP | Infernal Sounds

Rudeboy business from D-Op Drop! 3 tracks of lean and mean riddims featuring a killer collab with De-Tu!

Kahn – Dread (Dubkasm Versions) | Deep Medi

Kahn’s anthem ‘Dread’ gets four reworked and dubbed out steppa versions courtesy of Bristolian dub institution Dubkasm.

Babe Roots – I Come From Gateshead | FourFourSelect Recordings

More Rhythm and Sound worship from Babe Roots featuring Earl Gateshead toasting about his community and neighbourhood while a meditative steppa oozes out the speaker box.

Dayzero – Orbit Dub / Theory Dub | ZamZam Sounds

Japan’s Dayzero enters the gates of ZamZam for a 7inch plate of industrial dub; fused with grit and squelchy sub heft.

Fearless Dread – Violator / New Horizons | Plantpower

Plantpower brings in Fearless Dread to the fold after their killer outing on Juan Forté. ’05 styles of dubstep back when it was a more syncopated and just a mutant off-spring of UKG. Killer!

Versa – Transcending Space & Dub | At One

Versa displaying his dub prowess with three meditative studies in dub fx, space and bass.

Itinerant Dub – Unreleased Plate (15.2.16) | Itinerant Dub

Itinerant Dub is back for a slab of vinyl displaying dub theory when applied to house/techno and the 160bpm range. The b-side is the one you’re after, trust!

Bluematter – LORE LTD 004 | Western Lore

DMC’s Western Lore can do wrong and enlists Bluematter for a four tracker EP of 90’s jungle throwbacks!

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