Glaswegian blog/net label Phuturelabs has another free EP set for release in the coming weeks, a new effort from fellow Scottish bass head Jetsam. “Beneath the Ice” is an appropriate enough example of the kind of space-age hip-hop we can expect to find on the forthcoming digital EP, with its sharply toned low-end and revolving, trance-indebted synths. And, of course, there’s enough skitter here to keep both hooded sweatshirts and fitted caps alike moving in constant motion. This synth-laden slice of boom-bap (emphasis on the boom) will come packaged with five other similarly bass-centric productions when the HMS Below EP (artwork above) drops on the Phuturelabs site on February 27. In the meantime, the whole effort is available to stream over on the net label’s SoundCloud.

Beneath The Ice