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22 Nov 10
Review: Bringing in an airy, dreamy and very addictive vibe on their latest single for Soul Serious, Sunday Roast kill it on "Lo-Fi Box" from this new EP, with a future-funky slant to the gorgeous percussion and bass hits. "Circles" is a more militant tech-stepper, while "Pinsentry" keeps the intensity going with some seriously distorted bass and a straight-line groove. "Dual Core" is another real highlight, as is the conga-fest "Behind Lines", and comes with our highest recommendation.
15 Nov 11
Played by: R1 Ryders
Review: A producer we can count on for blinding UKF/bass treats, SoulSerious' Sunday Roast returns with six new fiery and mean dubby bangers on this new EP. The glistening intro of "Now We Can See" soon gives way to a murky, sub-pushing bass beat with some minimal, off-kilter rim hits that give it an even more eerie feel, while another favourite, "Roll On" is a straight up UK funky belter with Roska-esque claps hooking you in from the off. Rounded off by the beautifully hectic swirl of "Twisted 1", this EP is tropical heat of the highest order.
29 Apr 13
Played by: Mr Brainz / Orpheus:ldn
Review: Earlier this year Sunday Roast smashed it with the action-packed Space Walk EP. Well, you can't keep a good man down, and now he's back with another six tracks of forward-looking UKG. It's a harder sound than last time, but highlights include the carnival doom-beat of the title track "Intuition", the peak time psychosis of "XTC" and the propulsive yet dreamy bassline house of "Optical".
23 Jul 12
Review: Our kid Roasty's got history with SoulSerious; pretty much every release has cried for attention and this is no exception. The title track pilfers a cheeky Groove Armada snippet that weaves and bobs amid an uncompromising four/four and some moombahton flavoured bleeps. Meanwhile "Alien Recon" takes a great, chant-like vocal and applies it to a really stark, tribal drum pattern and some evil alien stabs. "Venom" takes us past the point of no return with heavy old school hardcore synths and bruiseworthy bashy beat. And that's just half the EP; elsewhere you'll find savage bass blending with deep, twirling synths ("Yellow Box"), gritty sub-fuelled acid house ("Wanna Go Higher") and euphoric, bleepy, synth-driven house ("Blindmedia").
06 Feb 12
07 Mar 11
Played by: Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage
Review: Consistently killing it on SoulSerious, Sunday Roast is a UKF producer who leans towards the dubby, dark side of things and always delivers seriously essential tunes. This exclusive-to-Juno EP leads with the title tune "SNM", a murky mix of echoey tropical percussion and slow-envelope bass hits that has all of Roska's subtleties, production-wise. "14 Months" is just as intense, with some excellent bass glides and a nicely-handled build, while "Occurring" flips up styles for a bright, vocal-dropping heater with claps and snares balancing out a creepy, groaning bassline. "Conga Matic" is the one the DJ's will love though, a driving mix of rim-hits, off-kilter distortion snares, and yes, congas as well.
25 Apr 11
Played by: Eddie Matos
18 Feb 13
Played by: Sirmo
Review: Shoutouts to the Reading massive, with Soulserious head honcho DJ Sunday Roast back in the house for some seriously bonkers UKF thrills. Technically a mini-album, this eight-tracker provides enough pills, thrills and bellyaches to keep even the hardest partiers going. Highlights include the spacey "Space Walk, the moody "Wireless Soul" and the tropical horror soundtrack vibes of "Won't Change".
30 May 11
Played by: Paul Mac
Review: Consistently killing it with a host of brilliant releases for SoulSerious, UKF producer Sunday Roast once again leans on the dubby, darkside of things with this exclusive new EP. Lead tune "Night Garden" is a masterpiece of understated and intense funk, with moody string pads and a minimal percussion breakdown present and correct for a truly spooked slice of funky. "Reel Free" keeps the vibe equally intense, while the slower "Riddim C Togo" makes great use of thick, distorted kicks. Heavy yet incredibly smart stuff as always from SR.
12 Apr 12
Review: A consistently hot UKF producer who has killed it many times on SoulSerious, Sunday Roast drops a set of VIP rerubs on this latest fiery EP. "SNM" gets a murky makeover thanks to some swampy bass and heavy sirens, while "Occurring" is given a lean, percussion-driven feel complete with killer crystalline pads. "Dubdub" is a tropical beauty with detuned snares and kicks making for a bassy moodscape, plus there's a jacking and upfront Louie Johns mix of "Reel Free" included too.
05 Nov 12
Played by: Mr Brainz / Orpheus:ldn
Review: Looks like Reading is rapidly becoming UKF HQ thanks to DJ Sunday Roast and his all-conquering Soulserious label. Following on from killer releases by labelmates Jook 10 and Louie John, the head-honcho himself has now stepped up to deliver a 12 track-long player. As the title suggests, it doesn't pull any punches: beginning in a zombie moobathon style ('Fracture", "Zamber"), things quickly get deeper more evil sounding in the best possible way. "Icd" is a remarkable blend of shuffling drum loops and distorted techno basslines, "Radiation" boasts bass squelches like the devil's belches, while the hauntingly epic "Distant Acid" is probably the standout track here (among stiff competition).
08 Aug 11
Played by: Paul Mac
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24 Jan 11
Played by: Juno Recommends Bassline
28 Sep 10
Played by: Juno Recommends Bassline
26 Sep 11
Review: Having birthed absolutely classic singles such as "Next of Kin" or "Hoes Get Down" as part of High Powered Boys, we're thrilled at the recent news that French producer Surkin is finally going to be releasing an album entitled "USA" in early November. As a taster single, "Ultra Light" sounds pretty damn strong - a huge mix of jumbled rave piano chords a la Orbital that get swept up by a huge yet simple beat after an epic intro. The crunky bass-bin threat of "Orbital Motorway" is also included on the single, as well as a "Voodoo Mix" that further pays homage to the kings of early '90s rave thanks to some added twisted leads. Roll on the album.
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12 Aug 12
Review: It's been a while since Mr Beater served up any of his trademark UKG/breakbeat grime but with eight cuts on offer here, he's made up for plenty of lost time. As with previous releases, there are no surprises, just raw, edgy, bashy DJ bullets that pay homage to the scene's most formative era over 10 years ago. Highlights include the string-stabbed "Fire", the minor-key riding two-step slammer "Swagga" and the fast-paced 4/4 joint "Killer". Strictly club dubs, these are ready and waiting for a dancefloor. And if you're lucky, a fly MC to really make them go down with the energy they require.
04 Apr 11
27 Jan 13
Review: Continuing his productive run of form with R&S off-shoot Apollo, Synkro returns with yet another bumper-sized collection of tracks that show off his ever-enriching talents as a producer of silken, dub infused electronica. Acceptance as a mini-album of sorts is a more resolutely downtempo affair than previous releases, staying firmly in the realm of melancholic passages through blue-hued instrumentation and crystalline beats. There is a sense of experimentation present in the likes of "Disappear" with its lingering guitar strums, while at times he moves away from beats altogether, but this is still very recognisable as the work of Synkro.
03 Sep 12
Review: As his game steadily increases with output on all manner of high-profile labels, it's high time that one of Synkro's highlights from last year makes its way on to digital. "Look At Yourself" is a perfect slice of horizontal 2-step, with clattering drums replaced by shimmering pops and clicks, while the keys and pads blur into one perfectly ambient haze. "Girl" likewise belies Synkro's knack for moody blue synths, but also packs a wriggling acid line that cuts through the mellow tones. "Its" rounds the easy-going styles off nicely with a low-slung groove and more of the finely diced RnB vocals that are sprinkled across the whole EP.
11 Oct 09
30 Mar 11
Review: Some excellent raw ghetto house from Toronto's Syntonics, who follows on from his "Da Hook Up" single with these four new remixes on Intellegenix. The 2 Live Crew-isms of "12 Gauge Donkey Boot" are both retro and also a hell of a lot of fun, while Terror Tone's bassline remix of "Flip It Out" is a mighty worker with some dubstep inflections to the synth stabs. On another tangent altogether, Vlsonn transform "Rock2Nite" into a ghetto house/deep house hybrid, complete with French-style phased samples a la Justice. The vocal electro of Blue Neptune's take on "Let U Know" rounds off this fine EP in sparkling, glistening form.
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