Taken from his debut LP Leap of Faith which is due to drop later this year, Smooth continues his raging storm of furious drum & bass pain on dancefloors around the world with "Drone". Ramping up the neuro pressure with severe jump-up beats for good measure, both the title track and "Kronos" featuring Markoman make for some serious new year speaker smashing. You might be too skint to leave the house this month, but with tunes like this at your disposal, you won't need to. What a blinder.
Slovenian soundboy Smooth knows both sides of the spectrum; one release can live up to his artist name and emphasise full focus on the funk while the next release will show his much darker designs. This release is, without doubt, in the latter category; "WTF" is strong and savage enough to make you utter that very acronym with its wily bassline and unrelenting energy. "Revenge", meanwhile, is one of those sludgy, stampy, tech-minded D&B thrillers like Culture Shock's "Troglodyte" that come along every once in a while and add cause delicious damage in any style or flavour of D&B set.