The debut release from new London based record label is the first segment in a series of three limited hand stamped 12” and digital compilation EPs comprising of various artists spanning the bass music spectrum.
The extended play fires off with Winchester's Dem Hungry head honcho Tanka delivers another floor filler ‘Someone Tell Me’ with his distinct flavour of bass and beats accompanied by melodic synth flutters backed by chopped and screwed vocal elements.
The second track steps up the pace with Sub Skank’s very own D Warrior with ‘Back Off Shorty’, a minimal bass led track which reels you into an outbreak of hard hitting snares for maximum impact, mutating in and out of 4/4 patterns with a catchy vocal hook for everyone to sing along to.
Pyramid Scheme is a triangulated collaboration between CDNephew, D Warrior and Akito who supply the third rhythm on the release ‘Eight Ball Model’, mounting up the tension with dissonant over-driven chords and echoed atmospherics, drawing on a hybrid of influences far and wide.
The last of the first is a powerful 140 grime influenced take on Pyramid Scheme’s ‘Eight Ball Model’ delivered by Mixpak records Famous Eno on remix duty, reaching for his deadly clap and snare combinations with rib rattling bass stomps and vocal challenges.
Sub Skank is a collective which started as a radio show and developed into regular London club nights providing a platform for unsung producers & DJs. The label aims to carry the same ethos as the club night and put forth forward thinking dance floor conscience music.