Review: As part of the Swing Ting collective, Murlo has established himself in the thrust of cutting-edge bass sounds emanating from the UK. As well as outings for Glacial Sound and Unknown To The Unknown, he has forged a solid connection with Dre Skull's Mixpak label, who he returns to for Odyssey. From the emotive, arpeggio-rich delights of "Cascade" to the scattered string hype of "Moodswung" the crisp, sharply defined lines of Murlo's productions positively surge out of the speakers with a confidence that belies the short time the London-based artist has been releasing music for. Of all the cuts the harder tones of "Furnace" are almost guaranteed to score plenty of plays in genre-spanning sets.
Review: Dre Skull's Mixpak Records scored quite the coup when they got Jamaican bad boy Vybz Kartel amongst their ranks with last year's Kingston Story LP, and now they follow that up with some floor-friendly, autotune-heavy versions of "Half On A Baby" from Mosca and Dubbel Dutch. Mosca's take is a measured garage house cut with a steady bassline and the heavily processed vocals ticking away at an even pace, while Dubbel Dutch plumps for the Soca break in a rowdy style. The whole of the B-side is given over to a dub of Mosca's mix, reaching out to those who don't feel the robotic voice vibes. Recommended.