Over the course of the last three years we've seen Step-A-Side transition from an unknown, amateur bedroom producer to securing releases on many of the underground 140 scene's newest and most exciting labels. Unknown to most, since the beginning of 2015 he's started working with Instigate not just as an artist but also assisting with the management of the label. Now it's his turn to unveil some of his creations that we've kept on the back burner since the middle of last year, Hollow EP.
Awash with swirling morphed vocals, the first offering is a solo effort treading a similar path to the opener produced under the same mindset and ethos of dark, industrial beats pushed by powerful subs and laden with enough atmosphere to engulf a small population in darkness. On a completely different tip, 'Orbit' is a rare treat showcasing Step-A-Side's early influence from the mid 2000's garage scene translated to fit within his current Dubstep ideology; spacey synths and deep subs take the lead to reveal and alternative side to the productions we know him for. The joint effort title track 'Hollow' caused quite a stir when it was premiered on N-Type's Rinse FM show back in 2014 and certainly demonstrates an edgier side to Step-A-Side and Extorted Minds productions.