After a delicious mix for FACT last yeat, the infamous R1 Ryders are back in action on Party Like Us - and yes, they've certainly brought the funk back with them! "Rollercoaster" kicks things off with a sweltering bass line and some raucous, filtered two-step beats. "Freq" is more of an electro, mutant bass monster sounding something like Coki at his angriest and "On My Own" takes a comparatively lighter approach to its deadly dubstep workout. Last but not least, "Slo Mo" drops its weight into a squeaking, bleeped-out frenzy of quasi-4/4 beats and mesmerising harmonics. Ya dig?
Favourites of everyone from Sinden to Mary Anne Hobbs, R1 Ryders follow up the excellent Full Throttle EP with this newie from their self-titled label. Mixing grime, tech and UKF perfectly, these tunes will slot into a huge range of DJ boxes - the awesome "On Your Marks" especially, with its lazer-guided synth melodies, heavy wobble bass and funkified drums making it a real standout. The strings 'n' bounce of "Cyber" is similarly epic, while the itchy tech-funk of "Pop Shit Off" is frankly begging to have the acapella from Ludacris' "What's Your Fantasy" plastered over it - such is the similarity between their bassy stabs and off-kilter rhythms. Listen Buy