Boomkat Product Review:
Martyn collects up material from his pandemic 3024 Mentoring Program, where he assisted producers "of all experience levels" to expand and develop their sound. This first volume contains fwd-thinking, bass-heavy dancefloor material from CCL, White Transit Van, Anchoret, ADG and others.
There's no particular genre highlighted on this nine-track compilation, but there's a linking thread of low-end experimentalism that ties in with Martyn's own selection and production style. Berlin's CCL offers an early highlight with 'Drum On', a wiggly roller that centers their (at this point) well-established penchant for interplay between double-time and half-time. Bruising kicks bubble between pinprick percussion and the sparest of melodic elements bringing to mind those brain-cracking moments as the late night dribbles into early morning.
Elsewhere, ADG adds a viscous low-end wobble to ostensibly warehouse-grade material on the peak-time-ready 'Sibi', and Laurence Kapinga lightens the mood with 'Headrest', a track that reminds of dubstep's simplistic early days while capturing a sunny Sunday house vibrancy. Planète's 'Deep Navy' is another quirky standout - all evocative pads and gurgling foley cracks that build an impulsively enjoyable atmosphere. Varied stuff, and all high quality.