Following the success of his label debut - the raucous ‘Bun & Cheese’ EP - Dudley bassline stalwart DJ Pantha - is back with a full-length LP. ‘The 140 Archives’ sees Pantha prove his prowess in harnessing a sound which captures the genre in its antecedents whilst resembling something altogether new. Funky rhythms and rude melodies energise the first two tracks before the half-time ‘Vibez’ represents a slightly darker, more contemplative take. Elsewhere, Grime’s influence lives through ‘Four By Niche’ and the title, claps and chopped choral vocals of ‘Blackberry Riddim’, whilst the gunshot-happy ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Protein Shake’ represent bassline at its most playful.
The 140 Archives LP drops 23rd September via Time Is Now.
released September 23, 2022
Production by: Leon Watson
Mastering by: Ten Eight Seven
Artwork: Pointless Illustrations
Pressing by: Record Industry