Boomkat Product Review:
It's been a loooong time coming but Keysound finally drop a debut session from the clandestine LHF clan (no, not the Lighthouse Fam). Under the A&R of Martin "Blackdown" Clarke, Amen Ra, Double Helix and Low Density Matter have imagined a parallel dimension to post '05 dubstep, where the sampling principles and construction methods of artcore and triphop are given priority over mid-range wobbles and wonky synthlines. In Double Helix's 'Deep Life' we can hear the ghosts of Goldie, El-B and Ed Rush written into the knuckle-dusted snares and siren vox while LDM's 'Blue Steel' shuffles midnight jazz licks into a full-sunken subbass like Peshay for 2010. Over on the flip Amen-Ra and Double Helix shred RZA over warbling sub-continental melody and Shackleton-esque percussion before the two go again on 'Broken Glass' with dread subs and rugged percussion like a DMZ tune gone west. If their recent mixes are anything to go by, these guys are sitting on mountain of similar material that should be seeing the light of day on Keysound in future times.