As one would expect, the Fat! label never like to hold back when it comes to compilations - they like to go all-out and rightfully leave the diet option to others. We're talking bass here, and lots of it; moreover, the Breaks Vol.1 comp provides all shades of the stuff, mostly filtered through percussive lens. In this leviathan, you'll find tunes by the likes of Merka, who absolutely destroys the place with a gunshot of beats and electro-charged bass, or Boabinga and his new strains of pseudo-jungle, and even Peacemaker's funkier shade of breakbeat. That's just to give you a snapshot because, in all honesty, this is one to be enjoyed in its entirety. Go forth and download the lot!
Beyond all the clubbing action, another often forgotten tradition of the 90s was the post-club 'all back to mine' session. The air thick with 'smoke', a curated chillout mix by an established dj would sort everyone out. The Late Night Tales series continues that tradition and here we have a new volume curated by Canadian quartet BadBadNotGood. The album features 21 cuts from their record collections woven together in a hazy nocturnal fashion. Highlights include the psychedelic electronica of "Oh Honey" by Delegation, the seductive 60s folk-soul of "Kaes On Aeg" by Velly Joonas and the campy synth-boogie of "Disco Dancer" by Kiki Gyan.