The long-running fruitful relationship between O [Phase] aka Ashley Burchett and Belgian label Token continues on Tunnel Vision. More direct than the UK producer's previous releases on the imprint, "Vision" is a pounding, linear groove, its hissing filters sounding like the release of a thousand steam pistons and complementing the hard-as-nails metal rhythm. "Internal Conflict (Acts 1-3)" is less rigid; it sees Burchett deploy a rolling groove laced with a succession of tonal bleeps and 303 builds. It even features conga drums near the end, but despite
The unstoppable, immovable force that is Drumsound & Bassline Smith have come together once more as their duo alter-ego 2DB to bring some high pressure dancefloor reinforcements for your delectation. This gritty, down and dirty version of themselves was last seen collaborating to create "Terrahawk" on the "15 Years of Technique" album and now many begging fans have been rewarded with a double header of hard-hitting no-nonsense filth. We knew they'd come back for more. It's a testament to the duo's resilience and punch-bag attitude that there's still so much excitement to be found in their corner of the drum and bass world. Last note: Watch out for "Quaalude".