Covering numerous different sounds and styles of underground UK music is always an absolute pleasure for us here at The 3000 Network, especially when we find ourselves moving into the realms of 140, despite our catalogue being a lot more based in 4×4 and UKG. Dubstep especially has been such a fundemental step in the UK’s excitement for modern underground electronic music, and if we are being honest, the quality levels within the deeper side of the genre have potentially never been higher than what we are currently seeing. Today, we are going to be diving into the latest drop from one of the more expansive producers to sit on the edge of the dubstep sphere, who has continuously impressed with his unique sonic designs.
That, is of course Hypho, one of the most active figures in this sphere, who despite being in the middle of a move to the US and also keeping up to date with some serious releases on his own Manuka imprint, has been able to impress with a string of sizzling personal drops, exploring both the dubstep sound and the slower 130 influences as well. He has teamed up with the ever-dependable Encrypted Audio camp to pull together a spicey new 3 track episode, jumping right back into his 140 roots with some thunderous arrangements to say the least.
This collection starts off with a slap as we dive into the potent sub-textures of ‘Higher Calibre’, a serious system rumbler, being jam-packed with heavily delayed snare snaps and a constantly switching backdrop of unique dubwise flavour. If that wasn’t heavyweight enough, we then move forward into a twinkling display of melodic beauty, with ‘Soft Like Glue’ arriving in style. This one packs a much more subtle punch, with sweeping basslines and choir-like backdrops providing the majority of the juice. Finally, we take in ‘The Plug’, where we see Hypho unleash the more grizzly side of his character, with a monstrous combination of low end pulses, gnarly synthetic curls and crunching drums to round off the project in style.
It’s definitely worth a listen and you can check it out via our good friends over at JunoDownload via the link below: