Meesha - Clack / Block / 12" + CD
Clack / Block
There's nothing like a proper a-grade soundsystem banger. Even for those who like to talk down on certain styles of dubstep, the view that ''nah, it's all just mid-range wobble bludd'' tends to blur after a few drinks. Sometimes it's possible to keep a tapping toe on both sides of the fence, and that is where Meesha comes in, and once again, for music with the brains to match the balls, thank Starkey for the connect : working through material for his 'Starkbass' mix CD, Meesha was one who stayed on top of the pile. On one hand, unlike a lot of peak-hour big drop tunes, the drums on both 'Clack' and 'Block' are not secondary to monster wobbles, but remain as the ruling force in each, and are pushed out of the woofer like some entirely new structure undiscovered in the unknown territory stepping somewhere between the break, the 2, and the dub. On the other, the basslines are in their own right horses of a different colour, interweaving sub-harmonics and midrange into a pliable frequency, which Meesha then expands and contracts over the framework of the drums, like a massive, synth driven accordion. Simply put, this is everything the sound is in its most base description, yet so much more, and thus, further fruits of what we have come to expect from the LoDubs tree. First 500 copies come with free CDR of both tracks.