Various ‎– Portuguese Deep Frequencies Vol. 2

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Tracklist

1 Apache (30) Fuga
2 B.Riddim Wolves
3 3WA Team 10
4 Freud Twists And Turns
5 Neurotoxin (3) Dune
6 Yls Erro
7 Baduga A Light In The Darkness
8 M-Pex, DJ X-Acto, André Coelho (3) Kumulonimbus
9 Dubout Foyer
10 Klipar Waneh
11 VIL (2) Core
12 Mobphonic Dive
13 Holly (41) Era Moovin
14 Mr. Gasparov Titanic Sink
15 Metrica (2) Oasis
16 A2P Nebula

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soldier

soldier

July 10, 2016
edited 10 months ago

This second volume of the Portuguese Deep Frequencies maintains the high level set by the first. The overall tone is dark and brooding and whatever the genre: dubstep/garage/experimental there’s certainly no lack of bass here – whack on Baduga’s “A Light in the Darkness” on a good system and wait for the bouncy bombs to drop, if you can put up with the wailing pipes.

It is perhaps this that separates it from a great release; the small niggles. “Kumulonimbus” shows a lot of promise in the intro before the clunky awkward drum pattern comes in, and the glitch d&b "Era Moovin'" uses a bit too much repetitive sampling. But there are some great ideas here, the Ikonika/Starkey like “Dive”, "Nebula" and its journey through the clouds, the dark stepper with its curious drum pattern “Team 10”, and the bluesy “Twists & Turns” being just a few highlights, the latter being my favourite on the release.

Overall a great showcase of Portuguese talent showing their creative and intelligent take on dubstep.