Hailing from Leeds, Joedan Weeks makes dance music for people who like some menace in their party jams. There are a lot of these people about as his rising popularity shows, and now he presents the Mad Vexed EP, surely bound to be his most popular release yet. "Mad Vexed" is a slammin' slice of aggro-garage that fuses angry vocal samples over tough beats and a heavy wobble bassline. The bassline gets more warped on "Nar Riddim', a bonus tropical percussion-led jam. Elsewhere the title tracks gets remixed into bouncy 4x4 by Spookz and stabby ghetto bass by Spekktrum.
Midlands-based bass hero Tuff Culture has appeared on a variety of labels but keeps returning to the one he calls home, Project Allout. This time he's rustled up three more sizzling takes on all things bass. "Destiny" kicks things off by fusing piano house with gritty basement 4/4 beats, and "Questions' sees blissed-out synths blended with urban vocal samples and intricate orchestration. Finally "There's No Comin Back" expertly marries a jazzier, mellower vibe with percolating bass growls.
Break It Down (Pud & Dan's Evil dub) - (4:54) 132 BPM
Break It Down (Tony C dub) - (5:23) 133 BPM
Break It Down (Junior UK remix) - (5:43) 132 BPM
Break It Down (Statix dub) - (5:27) 136 BPM
It's Round Two for remixers of "Break It Down", the hit that just keeps giving to Cole Train's DJ Impact and MC Marvel's MIB. Following an earlier collection of mixes, Highly Swung have commissioned a whole bunch more. First up, Pud & Dan deliver an "Evil Dub" which is all scattershot beats and epic breaks before Tony C takes things into nasty, gloriously underground speed garage territory. Elsewhere Junior UK keeps it pop-2step whilst Statix wraps things up nicely with a manic ragga-step dub.