Title: Depth Charge
Label: Interchill Records
Release Date: 23rd April 2013
Interchill’s latest release gives full respect to the BC Canadian festival sound that has a noticeable love for the bass. From someone who is totally done with the diluted excuse that passes as Dub-Step these days, this has come as a welcome shot in the ear and a renewed faith in the original intelligent vibe of the sound.
Although, saying that this isn't just Dub-Step compilation. It encompasses the wide range of sounds that can be found in Bass music these days running the gauntlet of Down-Tempo, Future Roots, Dub-Tech and even 2-Step. Interchill has done a great job with the way it is compiled, working all the tunes into a cohesive whole.
It opens with the deep, sparse echoing 'don't stop' from new addition Daega Sound and what a way to kick proceedings off. Other new artists include Submotion Orchestra, Ruckspin, Kryptic Minds, Bakir, Occult and a few more which add a really fresh forward sounding vibe. The latter’s 'Loose Change' is a fine slice of hypnotic, melodic electronica. I have to say personally that the closing track 'Brief Passing' by Kryptic Minds is an absolute gem. So much atmosphere and puts me in mind of the label (7EVEN)
This is a real standout compilation for anyone who likes their Bass and Dubs. Whether you like bright n breezy future roots or dark cavernous dubs or something more experimental you will find it's in here. To sum it up 'Depth Charge' should be a welcome addition to your collection and coming in at fourteen tracks is well worth your hard earned.
Review by CKA John