Online Dubstep institution Get Darker - compilers of the 'This Is Dubstep' volumes - present two hard-edged and minimal halfsteppers from OG player, Cyrus. 'Hot Pan' layers brain quivering LFO bass oscillations under spooky theremin-style synths and sparse, pointed halfstep drums. 'Ears Lowered' offers more purified darkside vibes with a sharkeyed swagger.
Ultra-crisp, hard-bodied future flexes from Pangaea, dropping one of his deadliest singles to date. The man's hardly known for his high work rate, releasing only a handful of records since he started in 2008, but he's evidently born of a rare breed who exert exacting quality control over their music, hence one of the most definitive catalogues in the modern Bass music canon.
XI drops the tempo and ups the groove on two Basswise House swingers for Orca. 'Immunity' rolls on plush, offset subbass and crisply swung snares ornamented with dusty chords, but it's the subtle, stealthy arrangement of elements which should endear it to the more sophisticated 'floors. On flipside 'Squeeze' it sounds like he's been taking a few notes from Zomby, coming with lean, bumpy post-Garage drum programming and sparkling synths also nodding to the recent Kuedo album. Slick.