Various ‎– Portuguese Deep Frequencies Vol. 2

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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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July 10, 2016
edited over 3 years 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.