Hospital Records’ Whiney is ready to cause disorder, serving up his second drum & bass serving of the three-part ‘Bubblers’ series: ‘Bubblers Part Two’. With expectations soaring after his sickening introductory release, ‘Part Two’ lives up to the promise as he continues to mould, develop and expand his slick signature sound. Deep, dark and bubbly, Whiney goes in hard with all four killer tracks on the EP. Watch out for the lyrical chaos from former Pendulum MC, Ben Verse, and regular soundsystem-shaker, Parly B, too.
Whiney plunges us into the ‘Deep End’ with track one. We’re surrounded by a mist of eerie ambience, then, as militant drums build, Ben Verse leads the way as his unflinching lyrical flow lights the way to Whiney’s bouncy bassline business. Descending low-end frequencies shatter the underground as we channel deeper until we’re briefly struck by an aurora of sacred strings before being spat back out into an earth-rattling dystopian world..
Next we’re ‘Caught Up’. Woozy air raid siren-like pads unsettle the soul before we’re forced to accept our fate: ‘Everybody ring the alarm!’. Whiney showcases his ability to detonate blood-curdling bassline patterns, destined to crumble ceilings in one crunch.
‘Old Flame’ moves into lighter territories, conjuring up a hazy daydream that bubbles along with mind-bending swagger. Vocal snippets dart in and out of consciousness with soothing sub hits and spiralling wobbles.
Whiney rolls out in style with ‘Roll Out’. With fire-starting lyrical flow from mic-controller Parly B, who’s featured on soundsystem-stoppers with the likes of Mungo’s HiFi and Gentleman’s Dub Club, it’s tearout jungle-rhythm has been especially cooked up with reggae-tinged guitar plucks over a tidal wave of screwface-inducing rumbles, squelches and snaps.
With an impressive back catalogue, including two albums, ‘Talisman’ and ‘Waystone’ released on the recently closed Med School imprint, and now two game-changing solo releases on Hospital, there’s no denying that Whiney will keep pushing boundaries. This man’s heading for the top. ‘Bubblers Part Three’…let’s go!