Boomkat Product Review:
Deep Medi unleash a lean, Techno-faced triple LP slab from Japan's Goth Trad. Following in the slipstream of his tremendous 'Airbreaker' 12", 'New Epoch' presents a fluidly contoured, sharply cut sound rooted in the original principles of '05/'06 Dubstep, but evidently anxious to move the style forward with augmented traces of Footwork, driving Techno and Brainfeeder-esque synth funk. It all starts with the highly strung Kafka-esque tension of 'Man in the Maze', before giving way to the Sino-Grimy tones and sleek swagger of 'Walking Together', and the hydraulic rollidge of 'Anti Grid', sounding something like Alva Noto in a tussle with Flying Lotus. Further in, we'd have to highlight the dry, considered Tech-step of 'Departure' and the glacial electronica of 'Strangers' for more examples of his ongoing machine-like assimilation, while 'Mirage' serves scything future Boogie somewhere between Skream and D1 styles, for 'New Epoch' to lean forward and out into bone-rattling bleeps and bass made for pleasuredome dubstep warehouses.