Review: Last seen blowing us kisses on Pearly Whites, the London deepsmith touches down on White Peach with four fittingly juicy bass jams. "Wushu Hands" flickers with eastern instrumental elements over a tightly rolled jitter-prone kick/snare combo, "2 Worlds" strips us right back to our undergarments with only a spacious drum arrangement and groaning bassline to keep us warm, "Silence Soundboy" is a beautifully simple bassline affair where the low end is given lavish expanses of room to roam and mutate. Finally "Pablo" pays tribute with eerie cinematic textures, weeping lead lines and a wicked sense of unease. Sound.
Review: Sukh Knight on White Peach. The stars really have aligned on this one. White Peach's penchant for innovative newness and Sukh's nose for rolling funk that's rooted in the late 2000s style while never looking nostalgic or like its covering old ground: you already know how good this is. "Beast" is the deeper roller of the pair with its pneumatic, well-oiled rhythm flowing like lava and the bass purring beneath. "Nightcrawler" is an instant banger with its ruffage sandpaper riff providing dry gully slaps and cheeky grime bass ping-pongs on the ones and fours. Classic Sukh. Classic White Peach.
Review: Juicy jams galore: ZHA's White Peach return with their sixth "Bits" instalment where Peach pals old and new collide with their freshest, most vitamin-enriched cuts. First up label newcomers Neffa-T and Patrick Brian get rowdy with a space-aged grime stepper "Sabertooth". All staccato fire and rubber-ball bass it sets the tone for Gundam & Jook's grimey snare-smacking hybrid "Tactical Espionage" and some obese bass ripples from Modelle, who was last spotted on the label earlier this year with the awesome "Paladins" EP. Finally ZHA makes a rare appearance with the wonked out melter "Running VIP". Yum.
Review: Excuse us while we Hiss the sky... Bristol beat sculptor Sir Hiss arrives on planet White Peach proffering handcrafted Bristolian gifts of the most luxurious form. "Rolling" melts, warps and weeps with disarming harmonics and some craft barrage from friend and previous collaborator EMZ while "Haunter" takes us for a good old fashioned cemetery picnic. Creepy, chilling, full tension and thrill, you can hear Lemzly Dale in the eerie details. An instrumental of "Rolling" can be found tucked away on the B as "Sunset In Hong Kong". Mournful and hazy, while it sounds like it was tailormade for EMZ, it also grabs you by the short and curlies on its ones, too...
Review: Dutch deepsmith TMSV has been on some superb labels in recent times - Innamind, Artikal, Cosmic Bridge and many more - but he's never been on White Peach until now, and he's celebrating in the true diverse, far-reaching style that the label encourages. Taking a laid back approach, both "Zoned Out" and "Olifant" ease on a 70 swagger with deep slouching soul while "No Soul" ups the jazz magic with a little dash of Pete Rock feel in the sample play before "Killing Season" closes on a strange warped trip where humanised tones melt, warp and mangle in ways that defy logic.