the sunshine coast?s resident electronic maverick, milanese is back on with his heavy-as-fuck 2nd album on the mighty planet mu, and a snapshot of the continued evolution of his unique, fresh angle on streetwise uk bass music.
having pioneered the heavy, dark and twisted experimental dubstep sound with his previous releases on warp, combat, mg77, arcola, seed and planet mu, this new lp sees a shift towards collaboration. with strong vocal artists like ben sharpa (pioneer unit, cape town) and rqm (al haca, vienna), who deliver interesting lyrics in a unique style, melded perfectly with milanese?s own fat swerving basslines, solid drums full of attitude and odd, mangled samples.
melting dubstep?s earth shaking frequencies with hip hop & grime vocals and hard edged timbaland influenced drums and percussion, the result defies categorization: neither dubstep, grime, hip hop nor idm - you could call it a mashup of all these, but it?s more accurate to say it sounds like streetwise bass music for the year 3000. incredibly strange beats and sounds but keeping the funk, fury and bounce 100% on lockdown.
challenging, menacing and forward thinking like his previous releases 1up on warp (2004) and extend on planet mu (2006), its also 31 year old steve milanese?s most dancefloor record yet.