You Give Me Something (original mix) - (5:19) 124 BPM
You Give Me Something (Jay Robinson remix) - (4:39) 126 BPM
You Give Me Something (HerveIas Future Fidget mix) - (5:08) 125 BPM
While Herve's presence, along with the likes of The Crookers, may not be in the spotlight like it was around the turn of the decade, he's still holding firm. Herve pays homage to a sound he help pioneer in his Future Fidget mix of this single which riffs on old school rave themes with that classic cut up sound. It stems from a production which essentially sounds like a vocal house jam from the summer of love. Jay Robinson, on the other hand, with a huge drop to boot, delivers a bassline makeover that lovers of anything dirty will want to revel in until the sunrise.
Laidback Luke? No, Jason Laidback, to be exact. Purveyor of nu-skool breaks for close to two decades and formerly part of Finger Lickin' duo Slyde, it seems he's back! "Smoker Toker" is yet another tribute to everyone's favourite herb in the form of a dirty late night garage tip. "Oz Voodoo" is a return to form for Laidback, showing us his electrofied, in your face breaks he's known for. Finally "Smoker Toker" gets an instrumental version for those hot fond on the green monologue of the original.
Powerful sonic slappage from Brighton badman Jook. Sitting somewhere between grime, dubstep and tech funk, all three cuts live to up the Certified Banger status. "Lean Back" is all about the tightly cut stabs that wrap themselves around the stop/start kicks and snares, "Alarmed" is all about the wobbles and is just waiting for a fiery flow of MC damage while "Lucy" shows us Jook's softer, star-gazing side thanks to velvet arpeggios and some really interesting sample textures buried deep among the beats.
Massive Madd Inc tune "Lock Dem Off" gets serious remix treatment from drum and bass royalty. Dancefloor insanity ensues. Serial Killaz take the first shot with a typically dangerous build up followed by the largest dancehall wind the drum and bass community could handle. Voltage rumbles through on a dark bass tip, Liondub switches off the hysteria and pares things back, taking a minimal glance at the original. Paleface takes an Old Skool garage turn, changing the vibes completely and logan hunter tackles a deep house remix head on. You've never heard Madd Inc like this before.
Anglophile US producer Petey Clicks has made a name for himself with his impressively authentic take on underground UK bass sounds. He does so with his own unique twist of course, and this can be heard throughout. "Trash" starts things in a lairy mood with speedy 2-step beats, nasty bass and raw vocals. From there "If Ya" slams some raw tribal house into the mix, "Like Body" is lean muscular 4x4 and "The One" is a diva-garage anthem in the making.
Label boss Sunship has decided its collaboration time, presenting a meeting of minds with Lost Souljah for the eponymous label's latest release. There are four tracks here with a couple of remixes, all of which bring out the devil in the duo's inspirations. "Lighter" kicks things off as a lairy tropical ghetto anthem, "Skinny Bitch" is a well-proper warning to impressionable girls influenced by a warped fashion industry, "Psycho" is skippy-wobble and "Bust It" is a barrage of vicious street beats. Q Block turns the latter into slow dubstep, whilst the former also gets a booming dub revision.
Having already been dubbed 'fire' by Krissi B and also bigged up by Butterz, the hype around the Wait EP is growing. Back with a bang, the release kicks off with Vital Techniques' speedy hacksaw-bass jam, "Make Me Feel", before Mikey B's "Damage" delivers some seriously aggressive wobble action. Then they pair up for the orchestrated dubby 2-step gem, "Wait".
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