Translation Recordings are at it again with five more devastatingly dark cuts of drum & bass from the more experimental end of the spectrum on Bassment Beats Vol 3.
Label founder RogueState is on target himself with closing track ‘Origins’ which balances the label’s penchant for bassweight with a leftfield edge in the shape of surprisingly lush pads and staccato drums.
The four tracks that come before share the same love of the outer reaches of the genre, and in particular the darker side of that area – Akinsa’s opener is cavernous, echoey and full of withheld power, while ‘Tumbler’ by Fuj takes the torch and runs with it, unleashing some of that pent-up strength in the hardest track on the record.
Mark Kloud’s effort ‘Coplanar’ sits between tough d&b and spacey atmospherics, and Broken Promise takes a snarling bassline to an otherwise spaced-out track.
The record is out now, listen below or head here to buy.