Kaiju’s first outing on treasured dubstep label Deep Medi was last year’s ‘Justice’/’Creeper’ 12″. Both tracks are sturdy, low-end weapons that you know will do serious damage on a soundsystem like the one in Mungo’s Arena at Croatia’s Outlook Festival. The less vicious ‘Burn Down Babylon’ arrived on the label earlier this year, proving the duo know how to create crispy sunshine vibes, too.
The pair – also known as Jamie Schildhauer and Paul White – announced the arrival of their debut album, ‘Seven Sins’, earlier this month and the featured artists makes for a real weighty squad. There’s the slick vocalist Jack Gates, fellow Deep Medi whizz Gantz, drum ‘n’ bass magicians Total Science and Riya, an artist whose silky vocals have done the business for the likes of Lenzman, dBridge and S.P.Y in the past.
Within the seven tracks, we’re treated to that crisp, monstrous dub sound they’ve crafted since 2012 on Osiris Music, Ruffcut, Lion Charge Records and Deep Medi. Turkish resident has been doing much of the same for a similar amount of time, releasing gruesome cuts like ‘Spry Sinister’ and teaming up with Kahn and Commodo for collaborative album, ‘Volume One’.
Gantz is the sparring partner on ‘Gluttony’, a slow-moving quaker that groans, rolls and scrapes for the duration. The bass rumbles hard but there’s delicate percussive taps that give it a less sinister edge. That’s not to say this one isn’t a knockout, though. These guys don’t do soft.
Kaiju’s ‘Seven Sins’ is out on August 12 via Deep Medi. Pre-order it here