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1
Roadman Anthems Vol 1
TUM 010
15 Sep 14
Wheel It Up VIP by Deadbeat UK on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Deadbeat UK - "Wheel It Up VIP" - (5:03) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
T&C's by Majora on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Majora - "T&C's" - (5:37) 129 BPM
Move by Archive on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Archive - "Move" - (5:28) 129 BPM
Back In Your Love by A Motion on Tumble Audio Cue Track
A Motion - "Back In Your Love" - (4:23) 132 BPM
Playtime by Hadean on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Hadean - "Playtime" - (4:17) 67 BPM
Rinse Ouuut! by Arctic on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Arctic - "Rinse Ouuut!" - (5:09) 126 BPM
Lemonhead Delight VIP by Timbah on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Timbah - "Lemonhead Delight VIP" - (4:34) 65 BPM
Risk by Grafta on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Grafta - "Risk" - (2:59) 93 BPM
Stronger by Conducta on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Conducta - "Stronger" - (4:22) 136 BPM
Change You by Sentiment on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Sentiment - "Change You" - (5:39) 86 BPM
North by Nativ on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Nativ - "North" - (5:47) 129 BPM
Untitled by Mike Midnight on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Mike Midnight - "Untitled" - (2:57) 93 BPM
Whole Meal by Lyka on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Lyka - "Whole Meal" - (4:16) 92 BPM
Audi TT by Sergic on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Sergic - "Audi TT" - (4:56) 136 BPM
Keep Pushin' by Trashbat & Clean Shirt on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Trashbat & Clean Shirt - "Keep Pushin'" - (5:58) 129 BPM
RIP by Frith on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Frith - "RIP" - (5:50) 133 BPM
Eskee by Filthy Vicars on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Filthy Vicars - "Eskee" - (3:46) 91 BPM
Attitude by Killjoy & Hank Limit on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Killjoy & Hank Limit - "Attitude" (feat MIK) - (5:12) 136 BPM
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Review: Tumble Audio has been providing us with seriously killer bass music for a few years now, and here they celebrate reaching their tenth release by recruiting Roadman Joel to curate a selection of the kind of seriously heavy tunes you might expect to hear at one of their many label nights. There's a whopping 18 tracks on here covering a wide spectrum of British urban dance music, including Majora's ridiculously amazing tribal UKF monster "T&C's", A Motion's ghetto 2-step hybrid "Back In Your Love" and Sentiment's wobble-heavy tropical jam, "Change You".
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6 Years Of RKS
MR 040
23 Sep 14
Whaaat by Roska on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Roska - "Whaaat" - (5:40) 125 BPM
Prove 2 U by Alex Parkin/Chris Lorenzo on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Alex Parkin/Chris Lorenzo - "Prove 2 U" - (5:16) 125 BPM
Well St. by Shox on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Shox - "Well St." - (5:25) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Deep Down by Distro on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Distro - "Deep Down" - (4:56) 129 BPM
Stop It by Mob Serenade on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Mob Serenade - "Stop It" - (5:17) 124 BPM
I Want You by Tony Tokyo on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Tony Tokyo - "I Want You" - (6:25) 120 BPM
Rolling Blackouts by Bakongo on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Bakongo - "Rolling Blackouts" - (5:43) 124 BPM
Motorboat by Beer Fridge Project on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Beer Fridge Project - "Motorboat" - (3:18) 128 BPM
Crossroad Wishes by Nudist on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Nudist - "Crossroad Wishes" - (3:18) 138 BPM
Motorboat by Beer Fridge Project on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Beer Fridge Project - "Motorboat" (Tickles remix) - (5:11) 125 BPM
Between The Lines by Tickles on Roska Kicks & Snares Cue Track
Tickles - "Between The Lines" - (4:24) 125 BPM
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Review: Roska's Kicks & Snares imprint - or RKS for short - began life as a self-financed outlet for his own productions, but since 2010 has largely played host to EPs from like-minded artists from the UK bass scene. This shift is reflected in the make-up of this sixth anniversary compilation. While it does begin with a new track from the man himself - the deep and undulating "Whaaat", his first material for the label since 2009 - for the most part it showcases old and new material from some of the imprint's extended family of artists. There's naturally much to admire, from the surging, roughneck UK funky blast of Shox's "Well St", to the alien bruk-meets-kuduro rave-up of Beer Fridge Project's "Motorboat".
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Meltdown EP
877009
07 Jul 14
Meltdown EP by Distro on 877 Cue Track
Meltdown - (5:36) 129 BPM
Meltdown EP by Distro on 877 Cue Track
Meltdown (Flava D remix) - (4:35) 129 BPM
Sleepless by My Nu Leng & Distro on 877 Cue Track
My Nu Leng & Distro - "Sleepless" - (4:09) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Meltdown EP by Distro on 877 Cue Track
Pinnacle - (5:04) 129 BPM
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Review: Brighton bass evangelists 877 have the likes of GoldFFinch and My Nu Leng amongst their roster and can now boast the addition of the hotly tipped Distro too. Featuring the moody garage-flecked "Pinnacle" and the deep, wobble-heavy 4x4 of the title track, Flava D also remixes the latter into end-of-the-world speed garage. However, it's the thrilling collision of Bristolian heroes Distro and My Nu Leng on the big-beat- meets-disco-in-bass-town shenanigans of "Sleepless" that's getting the real hype from the likes of B Traits and Monki right now. On fire!
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Apocalypse
FF 056
15 Sep 14
Apocalypse by Paul Lawrence/Andy Garrett on Four40 Cue Track
Apocalypse - (4:33) 64 BPM
Apocalypse by Paul Lawrence/Andy Garrett on Four40 Cue Track
Fire - (4:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Apocalypse by Paul Lawrence/Andy Garrett on Four40 Cue Track
War Cry - (4:37) 129 BPM
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Review: There's throbbing bass aplenty on the menu when Paul Lawrence and Andy Garrett get together with this EP for Four40, which finds the pair fusing techno atmospherics with rude garage styles to create a potent floor-filling blend. "Apocalypse" works around a snappy breakbeat pattern which buffets along the heavy-wobbling b-lines, while "Fire" is a more devoutly swung and shuffling stepper to inspire a wealth of uptempo gyrating, aided and abetted by choice vocal licks and tripped-out breakdown sections. There's no let up for "War Cry" either with its own blend of tight drums and gut-busting low end honed for the hottest part of the night.
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Exactly
SOS 035
14 Sep 14
Exactly by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Exactly - (5:37) 128 BPM
Exactly by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Don't Watch - (5:38) 128 BPM
Exactly by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Exactly (Flava D remix) - (5:09) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Exactly by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Exactly (Tanka horny mix) - (7:39) 123 BPM
Exactly by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Exactly (Boean remix) - (4:43) 124 BPM
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Review: Sounds Of Sumo is fast becoming a prized name within the bass music spectrum, and it's thanks to the label's ability to find new and exciting producers from all over the globe. Majora, a newcomer with just a string of releases to his name, drops two hot new floor-nfillers backed by a even more scorching selection of remixers. "Exactly" and "Don't Watch" are both at the crossroads between house and bass, where Majora proceeds to deliver a slap-funk 4/4 groove over gnarly percussion shots. Over to the remixes, Flava D, Tanka and Boean all have a go at "Exactly", the former of whom gives us the standout, a gnarly, shuffling garage tune for the peak-time hours.
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A World Without
UNDRTW 001
22 Sep 14
City Rose by Phaeleh on Undertow Cue Track
Phaeleh - "City Rose" (feat Sam Brookes) - (4:40) 134 BPM
Pulse by Phaeleh on Undertow Cue Track
Phaeleh - "Pulse" - (5:23) 140 BPM
So Real by Phaeleh on Undertow Cue Track
Phaeleh - "So Real" (feat Fifi Rong) - (5:36) 129 BPM
Alignment by Phaeleh on Undertow Cue Track
Phaeleh - "Alignment" - (5:48) 138 BPM
Relics by Phaeleh on Undertow Cue Track
Phaeleh - "Relics" - (6:34) 140 BPM
Neon Melt by Phaeleh & Geode on Undertow Cue Track
Phaeleh & Geode - "Neon Melt" - (5:17) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ochre by Phaeleh on Undertow Cue Track
Phaeleh - "Ochre" - (5:27) 129 BPM
A World Without by Phaeleh on Undertow Cue Track
Phaeleh - "A World Without" - (4:53) 140 BPM
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Black Butter Spread Love Vol 4
BLKBTR-SLCD 04
14 Jul 14
Love You Long Time by Allmostt on Black Butter Cue Track
Allmostt - "Love You Long Time" - (5:04) 126 BPM
Something North by Bnry on Black Butter Cue Track
Bnry - "Something North" - (5:15) 61 BPM
C U Coming by Marshall F on Black Butter Cue Track
Marshall F - "C U Coming" (5AM mix) - (5:26) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Wob by Allmostt on Black Butter Cue Track
Allmostt - "The Wob" - (5:20) 126 BPM
Cowbell by Sly-One on Black Butter Cue Track
Sly-One - "Cowbell" - (4:35) 126 BPM
Around You by Bnry on Black Butter Cue Track
Bnry - "Around You" - (6:20) 122 BPM
You Don't Make Proper Sounds by 2ndSun on Black Butter Cue Track
2ndSun - "You Don't Make Proper Sounds" - (5:38) 60 BPM
Horsemen by Goldffinch on Black Butter Cue Track
Goldffinch - "Horsemen" - (5:40) 62 BPM
Gully Creeper by Jaded on Black Butter Cue Track
Jaded - "Gully Creeper" - (6:15) 62 BPM
Chain Reaction by Troy Gunner on Black Butter Cue Track
Troy Gunner - "Chain Reaction" - (6:45) 62 BPM
What Is Drugs by Rain City Riot on Black Butter Cue Track
Rain City Riot - "What Is Drugs" - (5:19) 62 BPM
The Signal by Dvwlx on Black Butter Cue Track
Dvwlx - "The Signal" - (6:36) 128 BPM
When I'm Alone by Dvwlx on Black Butter Cue Track
Dvwlx - "When I'm Alone" - (5:17) 64 BPM
Centerfold by Sly-One on Black Butter Cue Track
Sly-One - "Centerfold" - (4:35) 64 BPM
The Dark I Feel by South Soul Project on Black Butter Cue Track
South Soul Project - "The Dark I Feel" - (7:12) 63 BPM
Buss The Skeng by Jaded on Black Butter Cue Track
Jaded - "Buss The Skeng" - (5:27) 126 BPM
Short Circuit by Troy Gunner on Black Butter Cue Track
Troy Gunner - "Short Circuit" (feat My Nu Leng) - (4:26) 65 BPM
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Review: The London crew who've given us the likes of Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City and many other acts, Black Butter have been spreading love for four years now. Judging by this sumptuous set, they're not stopping any time soon. Arguably the darkest collection of the series to date, it ranges from sinewy, waspy bass jackers (DVWLX's - "When I'm Alone") to late night tech funk Berlin-style lazer-fests (BNRY's "Something North") via slinky somnambulant hazy techno (Troy Gunner's "Chain Reaction") and twisted, paranoid UKG hybrid (Jaded's "Gully Creeper"). Each one primed for total dancefloor destruction, Black Butter have delivered a premium package right here.
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Worth The Weight Vol 2 From The Edge
DRUNKCD 006
15 Sep 14
Resolve by Hodge on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Hodge - "Resolve" - (5:39) 126 BPM
Channel by Tessela on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Tessela - "Channel" - (5:44) 90 BPM
Helter Skelter by Kahn on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Kahn - "Helter Skelter" - (3:51) 140 BPM
Asteroid Belts by Andy Mac on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Andy Mac - "Asteroid Belts" - (5:52) 126 BPM
Roll With The Punches by Peverelist on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Peverelist - "Roll With The Punches" (Kowton Linear mix) - (6:29) 133 BPM
I Remain by Zhou on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Zhou - "I Remain" - (5:18) 140 BPM
Tehran by Kahn on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Kahn - "Tehran" - (4:25) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Locust Dub by Zhou on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Zhou - "Locust Dub" - (3:57) 140 BPM
Stenaline Metranil Solar Flare by Bass Clef on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Bass Clef - "Stenaline Metranil Solar Flare" (Peverelist mix) - (5:55) 55 BPM
Vanishing Land by Ekoplekz on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Ekoplekz - "Vanishing Land" (Intro) - (1:01) 126 BPM
Bells by Peverelist & Hodge on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Peverelist & Hodge - "Bells" (Dream Sequence) - (8:45) 60 BPM
A Rail Is A Road & A Road Is A River by Bass Clef on Punch Drunk Cue Track
Bass Clef - "A Rail Is A Road & A Road Is A River" - (12:05) 65 BPM
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Review: Back in 2010, Peverelist's Punch Drunk label released the Worth The Weight compilation, a collection of hard to find classics from Bristol's dubstep scene. In the years that have passed, dubstep has mutated, and so has Punch Drunk, with the classic dubstep sound giving way to something equally as likely to feature elements of house, techno and experimental music. It's this direction explored in the Worth The Weight Vol. 2: From The Edge, a 12-track compilation featuring tracks from the city and beyond. While Hodge and Tessela represent swung house and techno hybrids, Bass Clef and Ekoplekz are on hand to provide some strange analogue deviations, while Kahn and Zhou represent the city's Young Echo collective. With Pev himself, Andy Mac and Kowton delivering a remix of the classic "Roll With The Punches", this is an essential compilation for anyone with even a passing interest in the past few years of bass-centric UK music.
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Cherry Hill
BLKBTR 62
24 Aug 14
Cherry Hill by Woz on Black Butter Cue Track
Cherry Hill (feat Max Marshall) - (5:15) 123 BPM
Cherry Hill by Woz on Black Butter Cue Track
Trust Meh - (4:22) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Haunted bass peddler Woz has upped his output quota recently, and he continues his ascent with this short and sweet two-tracker. First up is "Cherry Hill" which is low slung, spacey and dark house: all sultry buzzes, hums and the ghostly vocals of Max Marshall. However, if it's creeped-out and dark 2-step you're after, you're best heading straight for the dark alley shuffle of "Trust Meh".
10
Africa EP
PAR 027
29 Aug 14
Africa EP by Tuff Culture on Project Allout Cue Track
Africa - (5:58) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Africa EP by Tuff Culture on Project Allout Cue Track
By Your Side - (6:37) 129 BPM
Africa EP by Tuff Culture on Project Allout Cue Track
You & Me - (6:15) 128 BPM
Africa EP by Tuff Culture on Project Allout Cue Track
Touched VIP - (6:07) 128 BPM
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Review: The vocal sample from Tuff Culture's "Africa" will be familiar to any Chemical Brothers fans out there who know the track "It Began In Afrika" (originally sampled from Jim Ingram's "Drumbeat"). The lead cut here is a great tune which combines baile funk with splashes of dubstep and skipping house. "Bye Your Side" is the standout garage track on this EP, while "You & Me" and "Touched VIP" are deep, bass driven and flecked with flashes of cooling chords.
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Good 2 Me
TUM 008
27 May 14
Good 2 Me by Deadbeat UK on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Deadbeat UK - "Good 2 Me" - (5:37) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wheel It Up by Deadbeat UK on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Deadbeat UK - "Wheel It Up" - (5:13) 136 BPM
Clear My Mind by Deadbeat UK on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Deadbeat UK - "Clear My Mind" - (5:17) 136 BPM
Nothing Sweet by Killjoy on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Killjoy - "Nothing Sweet" (Deadbeat UK remix) - (5:11) 136 BPM
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Review: Steel City producer Deadbeat may not be releasing tunes on labels with such irreverent titles as Off Me Nut Records, but he's still bringing the bass like no other. The "Good 2 To Me EP" is pure 3am, hands-in-the-air fodder and we're not complaining. There are three tracks here covering rolling, ravey, bassline ("Good To Me"), Deep wobble nastiness ("Wheel It Up) and dubby brain-melt 4x4 ("Clear MY Mind"). Also featured is Deadbeat's heavy-as-you-like hyper remix of Killjoy's "Nothing Sweet".
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Mistakes EP
RINSE047D 1
25 Aug 14
Mistakes EP by Cause & Affect on Rinse Cue Track
Mistakes - (6:30) 123 BPM
Mistakes EP by Cause & Affect on Rinse Cue Track
Dimensions - (4:03) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mistakes EP by Cause & Affect on Rinse Cue Track
Bird Flu - (6:24) 125 BPM
Mistakes EP by Cause & Affect on Rinse Cue Track
Foorest - (6:24) 125 BPM
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Review: Amazingly, it's been three years since Birmingham-raised duo Cause & Affect made their debut on Beatdown Music. Since then, their profile has rocketed thanks to regular appearances on Rinse FM. Here they pop up on the station's label offshoot with a four tracker that smoothly joins the dots between UK funky, deep house and UKG. Opener "Mistakes", blessed as it is with jaunty bleep melodies, warm sub, heady pads and a choice vocal sample, is particularly impressive. "Dimensions" is faster and breezier, with deliciously wide-eyed breakdowns, while "Bird Flu" laces electronic blips and cut-up vocals over a rolling 4/4 garage rhythm. Finally, "Foorest" is impressively weird and glitchy, sounding like UK bass house beamed down from another planet.
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Stupid Things I Do
CBS 16
18 Aug 14
Stupid Things I Do by Randomer on Clone Basement Series Holland Cue Track
Stupid Things I Do (new school mix) - (6:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Stupid Things I Do by Randomer on Clone Basement Series Holland Cue Track
Stupid Things I Do (old school mix) - (7:23) 129 BPM
Stupid Things I Do by Randomer on Clone Basement Series Holland Cue Track
Percussion Workout 1 - (3:59) 130 BPM
Stupid Things I Do by Randomer on Clone Basement Series Holland Cue Track
Percussion Workout 2 - (8:36) 134 BPM
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Review: Having struggled to find his niche during the early part of his career, things started looking up for Randomer when he popped up on Numbers back in 2011 with the bombastic blends of acid house and techno that made up his impressive Real Talk EP. Since then, he's impressively flitted between techno and bass music, and here delivers an all-out techno assault for Clone's occasional Basement Series. There's a real no-nonsese feel to the relentless kick-drums and cut-up vocal samples of "Stupid Things I Do", which comes in "New School" and "Old School" mix formats (the latter including some looser techno breakbeats, and thus being our pick). The EP also includes two formidable percussion workouts, which deliver driving drums and booming basslines.
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Music For The Uninvited
302402 4D
24 Mar 14
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Inside The Deku Tree - (3:59) 120 BPM
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Goodthing - (6:24) 123 BPM
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Be Brave, Clench Fists - (6:45) 122 BPM
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Pier Children - (6:15) 125 BPM
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
It's Just (House Of Dupree) - (8:45) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Christ Air - (3:19)
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
St Sinclair - (3:51) 122 BPM
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Review: Martyn's 3024 label returns with an extensive collection of works from rising UK house man Leon Vynehall. Originally debuting on Well Rounded Records' Housing Project sub-label back in 2012 with the Mauve EP, Vynehall has since become one of the UK's most in-demand of the new wave of young house producers, releasing subsequent records for George Fitzgerald's ManMakeMusic and Will Saul's Aus as well as collaborating with blog house survivor A1 Bassline under the Laszlo Dancehall alias. Having debuted on 3024 with last year's Open platter, Vynehall is back with Music For The Uninvited, a seven-track collection of tracks supposedly inspired by rides to school in his mother's car as a child in which he would listen to "mixed hip-hop, funk & electro tapes, Janet Jackson albums, Style Council and Stiff Little Fingers". Whilst there is plenty of the individual house sound Vynehall has developed on offer here ("It's Just (House Of Dupree)" is a certified jam) there are also more tranquil moments to bask in such as "Inside The Deku Tree" and "St Sinclair" which bookend this excellent release.
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Turn Up The Silence
50WEAPONS 038
22 Aug 14
Turn Up The Silence by Addison Groove on 50 Weapons Cue Track
Dat Ass - (3:20) 136 BPM
Turn Up The Silence by Addison Groove on 50 Weapons Cue Track
U Been Gone (feat DJ Rashad) - (3:40) 107 BPM
Turn Up The Silence by Addison Groove on 50 Weapons Cue Track
Push It - (3:40) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Turn Up The Silence by Addison Groove on 50 Weapons Cue Track
Masamune - (3:46) 53 BPM
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Review: Following the sad news of Rashad's passing, this latest single from the ever-productive Addison Groove takes on a more poignant nature as the late footwork legend guests on the second track. That the track is called "U Been Gone" only adds to the emotional weight of it, not to mention the wistful keys and yearning vocal lick. Elsewhere Addison Groove is on typically fiery form, from the rave baiting whiplash of "Push It" to the weighty bassbin busting badness of "Dat Ass". The samples are beyond cheeky in their recognisability, and it matters not a jot when the music kicks as hard as this.
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Bipolar
ENDG 061
15 Sep 14
Bipolar by Castro on Enchufada Cue Track
Ragged Bulls - (4:49) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bipolar by Castro on Enchufada Cue Track
Twitch (feat Branko & Pote) - (3:26) 98 BPM
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PS
64332
18 Aug 14
PS by DJ Q/Flava D on Local Action Cue Track
PS - (5:30) 129 BPM
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Review: It's chart baiting garage time once again as DJ Q and Flava D link up on Local Action to turn out the kind of crossover hit that matches brains and brawn in equal measure. "PS" comes on bright and chirpy in its lead-in, all sugary synth splashes and catchy diva vocal hooks, while the drops rip into a deliciously freaky workout with alien melodic wobbles and plenty of weight bottom end. Balancing edgy underground qualities with unabashed accessibility has always been Q's game as much as Local Action's, and here the team more than deliver with a perfect slice of contemporary UKG.
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Physical
LMNL 004
15 Sep 14
Physical by Shes Drunk on Liminal Sounds Cue Track
Talk To Them - (4:34) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Physical by Shes Drunk on Liminal Sounds Cue Track
The Wild Yard - (4:17) 60 BPM
Physical by Shes Drunk on Liminal Sounds Cue Track
Mariah Believes - (4:53) 160 BPM
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Review: Berlin-based She's Drunk is making his full EP debut with this snappy three-tracker for Liminal Sounds, drawing upon the legacy of soundsystem culture and modern low-end permutations to deliver distinctive club smashers. "Talk To Them" leads the charge with a wealth of jungle reference points rubbing up against whip-crack beats heavy on the stop-start dynamics, flying breaks and mammoth bass notes around the mix with gleeful abandon. "The Wild Yard" takes things even freakier with a dancehall undercurrent and an irreverent line in helium vocal licks before "Mariah Believes" slows things right down to a low-riding jam peppered with sliced and spliced vocals.
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Green Language
WARPCDD 253
25 Aug 14
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Workship - (2:00) 98 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
A Glimpse - (2:14) 126 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Raptor - (4:08) 140 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Paradise Stone - (2:34) 88 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Up Down (feat D Double E) - (3:43) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Attak (feat Danny Brown) - (3:01) 138 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Tempest - (1:43) 149 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
He Hate Me (feat Gorgeous Children) - (3:16) 150 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Velcro - (3:18) 146 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Lost (feat Redinho) - (3:21) 143 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Dream On - (3:07) 88 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Lets Spiral - (2:27) 136 BPM
Green Language by Rustie on Warp Cue Track
Green Language - (1:54) 119 BPM
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Review: While his Numbers contemporaries Jackmaster and Hudson Mohawke have been courting international superstardom (the latter soundtracking Apple ads and working with Lil Wayne and Drake), Rustie has stayed true to his roots. This second full-length - the follow-up to acclaimed 2011 debut Glass Swords - proves that it was a wise strategy. Green Language is a storming set, delivering blends of crunk, wonk-hop, 8-bit electronica, grime and post-dubstep rhythms that bristle with intergalactic synths and glassy-eyed, late night swagger. Rustie has carved out a niche of his own that's increasingly hard to define, but one that guarantees thrilling, next-level music. Green Language proves that emphatically.
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My Mind EP
BFRC 005
05 Aug 14
My Mind EP by Brent Kilner on Bear Fresh Cue Track
My Mind (original mix) - (4:17) 128 BPM
My Mind EP by Brent Kilner on Bear Fresh Cue Track
My Mind (Kiri remix) - (5:08) 126 BPM
My Mind EP by Brent Kilner on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Boomstick - (5:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
My Mind EP by Brent Kilner on Bear Fresh Cue Track
My Mind (Pelikann remix) - (4:34) 128 BPM
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Review: Barnsley's finest bass producer Brent Kilner has been talking recently about switching to a brand new sound, so the My Mind EP might just be your last chance to catch him killing it before he moves on. If they are his last bass tracks, he's bowing out it style, delivering the raucous and breaky 4x4/jump up hybrid "My Mind" and the deep and moody wobbler "Boomstick". The title track also gets remixed into some doomy dubstep by Pelikan and turned into an otherworldly bass assault by Kiri.
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Suzi Ecto
HTH029D
15 Sep 14
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Snipe - (2:00) 124 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Dovetail - (4:33) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Sulu Sekou - (4:24) 112 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Hoax Eye - (5:38) 65 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Raindance - (4:22) 84 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Fold Again At Last - (3:07) 117 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
SE - (4:05) 160 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Rosso Dew - (4:12) 123 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Coney Storm Drain - (2:12) 158 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Okko Ink - (4:04) 120 BPM
Suzi Ecto by Call Super on Houndstooth Cue Track
Acephale I - (5:24) 132 BPM
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Review: As the Houndstooth roster becomes increasingly diversified with age, so Call Super remains the label's brightest star. Responsible for inaugurating the Fabric-housed operation, J R Seaton has subsequently gone on to deliver some of their best 12" offerings and the time feels right for the Berlin-based producer to show his hand at full length albums. In contrast to the techno-focused approach of his Call Super 12"s, Suzi Ecto finds Seaton expanding on his palette with 11 tracks that veer wonderfully between moments of electronic poignancy and more thrusting fare. Spend some time with Suzi Ecto and you'll find it to be one of this year's most rewarding listens with new favourites emerging with each cycle - "Raindance" is the current fave here at Juno HQ.
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Ground Level 7 (Compiled And Mixed By Andy McAllister)
GL 089
22 Sep 14
Bounce by Zap! Pow! Die! on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Zap! Pow! Die! - "Bounce" (Fuck This mix) - (5:42) 131 BPM
Boooshka! by Andy McAllister on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Andy McAllister - "Boooshka!" - (4:52) 128 BPM
So It Goes (feat. Bukue One, Agne Motie) by Rebel Sketchy on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Rebel Sketchy - "So It Goes (feat. Bukue One, Agne Motie)" - (4:44) 130 BPM
It Feels So Good by John Bradley on Ground Level UK Cue Track
John Bradley - "It Feels So Good" - (4:22) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bounce My Shit by Si Biddle on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Si Biddle - "Bounce My Shit" (Jack Stat remix) - (5:57) 131 BPM
Pull Up by Outselect on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Outselect - "Pull Up" - (4:27) 133 BPM
I Need You by Rebel Sketchy on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Rebel Sketchy - "I Need You" (Submo remix - Alternative version) - (5:24) 129 BPM
Counterpoint Confusion by DJ Hero on Ground Level UK Cue Track
DJ Hero - "Counterpoint Confusion" - (4:16) 130 BPM
You Can Do It by Fisso & Spark on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Fisso & Spark - "You Can Do It" (Andy McAllister remix) - (5:30) 129 BPM
What What What by Leuce Rhythms, Breaksjunky on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Leuce Rhythms, Breaksjunky - "What What What" - (5:41) 133 BPM
Grinspiller by Rebel Sketchy on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Rebel Sketchy - "Grinspiller" (Andy McAllister remix) - (5:39) 129 BPM
Hula Hoop by DJ Hero on Ground Level UK Cue Track
DJ Hero - "Hula Hoop" - (4:31) 129 BPM
Pumped Up by Sasha Khan on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Sasha Khan - "Pumped Up" - (5:08) 140 BPM
Ground Level 7 by Andy McAllister on Ground Level UK Cue Track
Andy McAllister - "Ground Level 7" (continuous DJ mix - Mixed By Andy McAllister) - (55:02) 133 BPM
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Played by: Andy McAllister, DJ Hero
Review: Emerging from the Midlands in 2007 with the telling-it-like-it-is Serious Wobble by Stylus, Ground Level has rapidly risen to the top of the bass leagues. Now to celebrate its seventh year of success, main man Andy McAllister has provided this sizzling hot mix featuring 13 bangers. It's quite a trip and some of our fave pit stops on the way include the deep 'n' jazzy baile-ton of Zap! Pow! Die!'s "Bounce (Fuck This Mix)", the ethereal dubby 2step of "It Feels So Good" by John Bradley and the beefy-bassed, hypno laser jam "Hula Hoop" by DJ Hero.
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Masterplan
BLKBTR 54
17 Feb 14
Masterplan by My Nu Leng on Black Butter Cue Track
Masterplan (feat Fox) - (4:21) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Masterplan by My Nu Leng on Black Butter Cue Track
Knowing - (5:56) 128 BPM
Masterplan by My Nu Leng on Black Butter Cue Track
You've Been Gone - (5:11) 129 BPM
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Review: Coming through with their third release for Black Butter Records, the My Nu Leng duo drop a monster tune that's been getting some serious attention by the likes of Annie Mac, Cameo and the whole UK radio entourage. Shredded beats and sunken crystal-like synths dominate the equation to form a proper head-turner of a tune, while original badman Fox rides all over the vocals in fine style. Check it...
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Call You Back
FF 054
28 Jul 14
Call You Back by Billy Kenny on Four40 Cue Track
Call You Back - (5:59) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Call You Back by Billy Kenny on Four40 Cue Track
Work - (5:32) 62 BPM
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Review: The UK's Billy Kenny makes his debut on the always-on-point, Four40! Kenny is a pure garage wizard, with a sound that could seriously rip up the floor. "Call You Back" features one of those basslines which you can leave on loop for hours, allowing it to seduce you into its incessant rhythm, providing a tune for the late-night hours that you can mix in with just about anything. "Work" is similarly funky and loaded with bone-shaking low-end, except this time Mr.Kenny is in an even nastier mood. Fire!
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Str8 Jugglin
HOTSHIT 011
11 Aug 14
Str8 Jugglin by Trumpet & Badman on Hot Haus Recs Cue Track
Str8 Jugglin - (5:37) 62 BPM
Str8 Jugglin by Trumpet & Badman on Hot Haus Recs Cue Track
Eros Dance - (5:14) 61 BPM
Str8 Jugglin by Trumpet & Badman on Hot Haus Recs Cue Track
All Nite - (5:04) 120 BPM
Str8 Jugglin by Trumpet & Badman on Hot Haus Recs Cue Track
All Nite (DJ Q remix) - (6:17) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: It's been exactly a year since DJ Q and DJ Haus last collided in the studio, but boy has it been worth the wait. Three tracks and one remix from Q himself, it's an emphatic celebration of all things house, all things garage and all things party. The title track pays homage to Mr Edwards with sweet and sassy vocal splicing over a str8-up garage 4/4. Further on we get all early 90s with a mischievous compressed organ riff on "Eros. Dance" while "All Nite" looks towards mid 90s UKG when the speed garage blueprint was only just being wire-framed. Q closes the curtains with the darkest jam of the set; LFO-style basslines, a mirroring waspy riff and busted up amens buried deep in the mix.... It represents everything that's great about rave and garage's purest rudiments.
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Feel It Out EP
MANUCCI 007
17 Aug 14
Feel It Out EP by Mella Dee on Manucci's Mistress Cue Track
Feel It Out - (5:38) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Feel It Out EP by Mella Dee on Manucci's Mistress Cue Track
Raptor - (6:43) 125 BPM
Feel It Out EP by Mella Dee on Manucci's Mistress Cue Track
Raptor (Will Berridge remix) - (7:16) 62 BPM
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Review: In addition to his work as one half of Mista Men, London via Doncaster producer Ryan Aitchison has been making solo moves under his Mella Dee guise these past few years with appearances in all the right places (think Wolf Music, Shabby Doll and Sccucci Manucci). In fact Mella Dee's featured on two of the latter label's releases so it's little surprise to find the producer popping up on the affiliated Manucci's Mistress operation. The Feel It Out EP sits snugly between house, techno and bass music with the lead cut featuring a rather vicious sub bass line and some superb vocal edits, whilst "Raptor" opts for a moodier UKG meets snapping techno flex. Do check the smudged out bass refix from Will Berridge too.
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Who's The Badman
ARUK 10
15 Sep 14
Who's The Badman by MOB on AR-UK Cue Track
Who's The Badman - (4:12) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Who's The Badman by MOB on AR-UK Cue Track
Bloodclart - (4:46) 124 BPM
Who's The Badman by MOB on AR-UK Cue Track
Corruption - (5:22) 128 BPM
Who's The Badman by MOB on AR-UK Cue Track
Space Exploration - (4:10) 124 BPM
Who's The Badman by MOB on AR-UK Cue Track
Wise Up - (4:38) 125 BPM
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Disco Cakes Vol 13
DC 0013
07 Jul 14
Pump Up The Volume by Deekline & Hotline Zero on Disco Cakes Cue Track
Deekline & Hotline Zero - "Pump Up The Volume" (original mix) - (3:28) 140 BPM
Top Rankin by Deekline & Ed Solo on Disco Cakes Cue Track
Deekline & Ed Solo - "Top Rankin" (Slynk remix) - (4:48) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
All Gravy by Deekline & Ed Solo on Disco Cakes Cue Track
Deekline & Ed Solo - "All Gravy" (Hotline Zero remix) - (3:38) 110 BPM
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Review: It's refreshing to see Disco Cakes add a little something different into the mix of their mash-ups: bass! So in a bold fusion of old and new we get the likes of Deekline & Hotline Zero's "Pump Up The Volume" which takes M/A/R/R/S' 80s hit and marries it to a fizzy Drop It Like It's Hot hip-hop jam. Slynk also has a stab at "Top Rankin" which takes Althea & Donna's perennial 70s party anthem and successfully welds it to some steely big beat sounds and finally Hotline Zero's remix of "All Gravy" gets all tropical bass on our case.
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Mortem
SOS 033
08 Jun 14
Mortem by Mark Starr on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Bass Chant - (4:19) 63 BPM
Mortem by Mark Starr on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Mortem - (5:20) 63 BPM
Mortem by Mark Starr on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Lush - (4:21) 62 BPM
Mortem by Mark Starr on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Some Of This - (5:20) 123 BPM
Mortem by Mark Starr on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Bass Chant (Sepehr remix) - (7:17) 123 BPM
Mortem by Mark Starr on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Mortem (Pete Graham & Marc Spence remix) - (6:25) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mortem by Mark Starr on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Lush (Druid Cloak remix) - (5:00) 123 BPM
Mortem by Mark Starr on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Some Of This (Panda remix) - (5:06) 62 BPM
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Review: Dirtybird-affiliate Mark Starr continues to surge to the top with his heady bass fusions... Taking the best elements of booty-bass, ghetto-tech, techno and acid house, there's a stark minimal muscle funk that will resonate across all playlist flavours. Highlights include the smouldering, slinky 808 breakbeat riddim of "Lush", the chiselled low-end beef of "Some Of This" and the superb use of sexy, far-away vocals on "Some Of This". Complete with remixes from Panda, Sepehr, Pete Graham & Marc Spence, Druid Cloak and Panda, Sounds Of Sumo have gone to town in every possible direction. Essential.
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Freedom
SOS 034
06 Aug 14
Freedom by Tapok on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Freedom - (5:48) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Freedom by Tapok on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Just Say No - (4:17) 136 BPM
Freedom by Tapok on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Summer Magic - (5:59) 125 BPM
Freedom by Tapok on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Freedom (Kingsin remix) - (4:36) 50 BPM
Freedom by Tapok on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Just Say No (Arge Numa Crew remix) - (4:28) 133 BPM
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Review: According to the blurb provided by Sounds of Sumo, Tapok is a "mysterious new artist". Whoever he or she is, the revivalist two-step garage fare offered up on this debut EP is rather tasty. Opener "Freedom" is particularly potent, with sub-bothering bass and cut-up female vocal samples riding a snappy but punishing two-step rhythm. "Just Say No" is a little sweeter, with jaunty organ keys, a bouncier groove and an early Todd Edwards feel to the production. The 4/4 inclined "Summer Magic" is excellent, too, with humid strings and swirling chords providing a little sun-kissed beauty. The package also contains a superb old skool jungle rub of "Freedom" by Kingsin, and a tropical tinged bruk-up rework of "Just Say No" by the Ange Numa Crew.
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Brock Out EP
UTTU_ 043
01 Sep 14
Brock Out EP by Bodyjack on Unknown To The Unknown Cue Track
Brock Out - (4:52) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Brock Out EP by Bodyjack on Unknown To The Unknown Cue Track
That's What She Said (original mix) - (5:17) 127 BPM
Brock Out EP by Bodyjack on Unknown To The Unknown Cue Track
That's What She Said (DJ Haus On Tha remix) - (5:14) 123 BPM
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Review: Better known by his birth name Chris Finke as a purveyor of serious techno on Mote Evolver et al, in his Bodyjack guise Finke is having a lot of fun whipping up UK-rave fuelled boompty bangers, which makes it something of an inevitability that a partnership with UTTU would be on the cards. The EP title issues the command, and who are we to argue when the bass comes as thick and slimy as it does on "Brock Out", replete with crafty sample drops and a rattling set of drums that will reform your bone marrow. "That's What She Said" is no less rude, maximizing on dirty drum machine beats and sleazy synth and vocal licks that conjure up a modern update of Dance Mania's deviant soul. DJ Haus remixes the latter jam into a garage-y belter with the wobbliest bass and a mean kink in the groove.
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Plasticman Remastered
TERR 027
14 Jul 14
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Venom - (5:06) 93 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Shockwave - (4:59) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Hard Graft - (5:32) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
The Lift - (5:16) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Printloop - (4:37) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Sandstorm - (5:04) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Pump Up The Jam - (4:38) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
White Gloves - (4:36) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Spring Roller - (4:28) 143 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Cha - (4:50) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Shallow Grave (2002 original) - (5:19) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
The Search - (4:37) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Death By Stereo - (4:41) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Camel Ride - (5:06) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Industrial Graft - (5:05) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
The Music - (4:09) 93 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Be There Or Be Square - (4:10) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Aqua Riddim - (5:06) 56 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Section 7 - (5:02) 93 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Unhappy Shopper - (4:25) 140 BPM
Plasticman Remastered by Plastician on Terrorhythm Cue Track
Safari - (4:37) 93 BPM
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Review: In the wake of all this grime business blowing up at the moment, it seems an apt time be delving into this compilation of early Plastician jams from a time before Mr Hawtin forced him to change his name. Coming at the emergence of dubstep when it was also called sublow or sometimes just grime, it's a thrilling reminder of the possibilities that were opening up in gritty urban electronic music at the time. With a primal approach and that icy minimalism that made the early material so exciting, there's not a duff moment in earshot across the whopping 21 tracks included here, and they've all been remastered for maximum contemporary impact. What more could a bass lover ask for?
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Tayi Bebba
ACRELP 006
08 Sep 14
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
The Holy Cave - (2:52) 150 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Ashiko - (3:24) 83 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
The Rainstick Fable - (3:50) 150 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Kwasi The Sorcerer - (2:51) 123 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Black Smokes, Bad Signs - (3:25) 90 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Conqueror (Action/Assault/Conquest) - (3:41) 150 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Conqueror (Consequences/Memories) - (3:34) 65 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Conqueror (Remorse/Withdrawn) - (3:16) 60 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Burbuka - (2:32) 120 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Sahkii (Xirhuu) - (4:20) 94 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Sahkiias Elevation - (3:18) 150 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Kwasias Storm (Kyanumj) (Tape dub) - (2:21) 140 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Universal Modulator (Kujhmak) - (2:07) 50 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Sahkii Knowledge - (2:13) 129 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Universal Modulator (Ujmubuam) - (3:25) 65 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Sailing In The Seas Of Wood - (2:19) 147 BPM
Tayi Bebba by Clap Clap on Black Acre Cue Track
Kuj Yato - (3:33) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Though he's been making and releasing music of various styles for roughly five years, it feels like Florence-born Digi G'Alessio has really found his creative voice since he starting working under the name Clap! Clap! Having established the project last year with the Gwidingwi Dema digi release for Origami Sounds, G'Alessio has since gravitated to the like minded Black Acre with the Bristol label issuing two Clap! Clap! singles. If you're not familiar with the Clap! Clap! sound, it deftly fuses traditional elements of African music with a rhythmic freneticism that is influenced by everything from house and hip hop to footwork and dubstep. Apply this to the album format as G'Alessio does with Tayi Bebba and you have some interesting listening, especially as each of the 17 tracks is presented as a tour of an imagined island, with "each song representing a location, event or ritual."
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Islands
LDN 048
15 Sep 14
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
New Pen - (2:50) 85 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Run Down - (3:30) 89 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Obsessed - (0:56) 140 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Imminent - (3:46) 92 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Talktrim - (2:34) 92 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Mistakes - (1:18) 63 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Shake - (4:10) 157 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Shudder - (0:26) 143 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Make It Count - (3:03) 128 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
That Old Darkness - (2:09) 120 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Double Decker Back Seat - (4:42) 111 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Out Of The Blue - (1:18) 150 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Waiting For The Night - (4:55) 150 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Angry Hiss - (1:43) 113 BPM
Islands by Lv/Joshua Idehen on Keysound Cue Track
Island - (3:31) 157 BPM
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Review: Genre mashing production unit LV have enjoyed a fruitful partnership with British Nigerian vocalist Josh Idehen since first colliding on the 38 EP for Keysound Recordings back in 2010. Having flirted with Hyperdub for the release of 2012's Sebenza LP, LV and Joshua return to their spiritual home Keysound for third LP Islands. Whereas previous long players have seen LV manipulate Idehen's vocals, Islands finds Joshua given centre stage and lyrically exploring themes such as "murder, desperate loneliness, obsessions and sexually-unfulfilling nights out". Despite this new approach, Islands is a very confident album, with LV's arrangements perfectly complementing the tone Idehen takes with each track. "Talk Trim" and "Make It Count" are particular highlights.
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City Vol 2
BFRC 004
27 Jun 14
Crazy Hype by Crown Duels & Resonate on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Crown Duels & Resonate - "Crazy Hype" - (6:02) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Areosoul by Otik on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Otik - "Areosoul" - (4:20) 134 BPM
Crater Face by Pelikann on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Pelikann - "Crater Face" - (5:18) 129 BPM
Whats's That by Brent Kilner on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Brent Kilner - "Whats's That" - (4:00) 128 BPM
Olisha's Call by Scullious & One Over on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Scullious & One Over - "Olisha's Call" - (6:20) 128 BPM
Black Chrome by Dosage & Ricin on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Dosage & Ricin - "Black Chrome" - (4:32) 64 BPM
So Shady by Joey Harmless on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Joey Harmless - "So Shady" - (5:47) 123 BPM
Dont Play Me by Kaasi & Bambarra on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Kaasi & Bambarra - "Dont Play Me" (Allmostt remix) - (5:05) 63 BPM
Full Tilt by Kiri & Nab on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Kiri & Nab - "Full Tilt" - (5:20) 63 BPM
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Review: Bear Fresh have been pushing their more deep house-influenced side of late, but now they're revisiting their more urban-orientated "City" series to redress the balance. This second volume keeps the vibes going with nine killer tracks, highlights of which include the wobble-heavy stepper "Crazy Hype" by Crown Duels & Resonate, the apocalyptic 4x4 meanness of "Crater Face" by Pelikan, the tremor-inducing low end of future-laser-house belter, "Olisha's Call" by Scullious & One Over and, the frankly nuts, military bombardment of "Full Tilt" by Kiri & Nab.
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No Bootlegs
TUM 009
04 Aug 14
No Bootlegs by Timbah on Tumble Audio Cue Track
No Bootlegs - (4:53) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
No Bootlegs by Timbah on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Lemonhead Delight - (3:45) 65 BPM
No Bootlegs by Timbah on Tumble Audio Cue Track
No Tux - (4:04) 136 BPM
No Bootlegs by Timbah on Tumble Audio Cue Track
No Tux (Sentiment remix) - (4:33) 134 BPM
No Bootlegs by Timbah on Tumble Audio Cue Track
Lemonhead Delight (Checan's Got Lemon In His Eye remix) - (5:31) 128 BPM
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Review: North England's Timbah is back with a vengeance on Tumble Audio, and he means business with this tight new three-tracker! The title track "No Bootlegs" is a neo-grime monster, packed with enough sleaze to blow your speakers out, but "Lemonhead Delight" and "No Tux" are no less menacing - power tracks built strictly for floor domination. Sentiment remixes "No Tux" into a deeper, less jagged half-step tune, while Checan transforms "Lemonhead Delight" into an electro-fuelled, UKG stepper - big!
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Dark Matter EP
ABYSS 005
09 Jul 14
STANK by Aaron Jackson on Abyss Digital Cue Track
Aaron Jackson - "STANK" (feat Jamon) - (4:07) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Aint Nobody by Transcode on Abyss Digital Cue Track
Transcode - "Aint Nobody" - (5:57) 126 BPM
Shaolin Monk by Kona & Aggz on Abyss Digital Cue Track
Kona & Aggz - "Shaolin Monk" - (6:37) 123 BPM
Show Me Love by Burkie on Abyss Digital Cue Track
Burkie - "Show Me Love" - (5:46) 124 BPM
Shapes by Nick Hannam on Abyss Digital Cue Track
Nick Hannam - "Shapes" - (4:42) 123 BPM
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Review: Bolton's Digital Abyss are committed to releasing the 'deepest and dirtiest bass' and with the Dark Matter EP it seems their A&R skills are on fire. This EP compiles output by six different producers, all of whom have a mastered various forms of bass and house. Highlights include the Green-Velvet-goes-4x4 vibes of Aaron Jackson's killer "Stank", Burkie's totally warped garagey take on Robin S' "Show Me Love" and the stark, precise and sinewy UKG of Nick Hannam's "Shapes".
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Night Voyage Tool Kit II
NVTK 2
09 Sep 14
Night Voyage Tool Kit II by Bok Bok/Tom Trago on Night Voyage Cue Track
Get Me What You Want - (4:30) 63 BPM
Night Voyage Tool Kit II by Bok Bok/Tom Trago on Night Voyage Cue Track
Pussy Trak - (5:08) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Night Voyage Tool Kit II by Bok Bok/Tom Trago on Night Voyage Cue Track
Silent G Safari - (4:41) 66 BPM
Night Voyage Tool Kit II by Bok Bok/Tom Trago on Night Voyage Cue Track
Hole Driller 3 - (4:52) 126 BPM
Night Voyage Tool Kit II by Bok Bok/Tom Trago on Night Voyage Cue Track
Need This (radio mix) - (6:36) 59 BPM
Night Voyage Tool Kit II by Bok Bok/Tom Trago on Night Voyage Cue Track
Need This (12" dub) - (6:44) 59 BPM
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Angels & Devils
ZENDNL 211
25 Aug 14
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Void (feat Liz Harris) - (3:48) 140 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Fall (feat Copeland) - (2:55) 90 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Ascension - (3:48) 140 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Mi Lost (feat Miss Red) - (3:15) 140 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Pandi - (4:57) 85 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Save Me (feat Gonjasufi) - (5:32) 142 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
The One (feat Flowdan) - (4:32) 140 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Function (feat Manga) - (5:25) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Fuck A Bitch (feat Death Grips) - (3:04) 144 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Fat Mac (feat Flowdan) - (3:17) 140 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Fuck You (feat Warrior Queen) - (3:51) 145 BPM
Angels & Devils by The Bug on Ninja Tune Cue Track
Dirty (feat Flowdan) - (2:56) 140 BPM
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Review: It's been some six years since renowned misery guys Kevin Martin won plaudits for London Zoo, a typically dark, intense and aggressive full-length that showcased his unique ability to blend dubstep, grime, dancehall and dub techno textures into nightmarish new shapes. Angels & Devils, his belated follow-up, is intriguingly different. While the second half of the set is blessed with plenty of robust, floor-friendly riddims (each blessed with vocals from a range of impressive collaborators), the first half is an altogether more downbeat affair. In fact, it's these moments - the droning, dub-inflected ambience of "Pandi" and the bluesy, soundscape dub-soul of "Save Me" - that hit home hardest.
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Masterplan (Remixes)
BLKBTR 54R
23 Jun 14
Masterplan (Remixes) by My Nu Leng on Black Butter Cue Track
Masterplan (feat Fox - Zed Bias remix) - (5:02) 129 BPM
Masterplan (Remixes) by My Nu Leng on Black Butter Cue Track
You've Been Gone (Chris Lorenzo remix) - (4:25) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Masterplan (Remixes) by My Nu Leng on Black Butter Cue Track
Knowing (DJ Break remix) - (5:01) 86 BPM
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Review: Swiftly becoming a household name in UK bass, My Nu Leng have demonstrated nothing but class and creativity since day one. Signing to Black Butter has next-levelled them in the way they deserve, and they've just commissioned three powerful reversions of their material for the summer. UKG don Zed Bias has long since been an advocate of "Masterplan", and here he subverts it into a bashy, thundering blend that makes the original look like a lullaby. Next up, Cause & Effect's Lorenzo gets twisted on "You've Been Gone" by way of a paranoid nagging riff. Finally one of D&B's most respected producers Break takes "Knowing" into the 170 pastures it's always deserved to be in. Enveloping bass, resoundingly loose and organic drums and heaps of space... Just like My Nu Leng themselves, Break has demonstrated class and creativity since day one. What a release!
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Octofiga EP
SCCUCCI 008
27 Jun 14
Lover's Theme by Coeo on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Coeo - "Lover's Theme" - (7:56) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Instrument by Mirage Man Feat Skwirl on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Mirage Man Feat Skwirl - "Instrument" - (7:02) 120 BPM
Moat by Mella Dee on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Mella Dee - "Moat" - (7:21) 124 BPM
Road Trippy by Timmy P on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Timmy P - "Road Trippy" - (6:03) 123 BPM
Doing Keys by Jack Fell Down on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Jack Fell Down - "Doing Keys" - (5:42) 122 BPM
Blue Drop by Funk Butcher on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Funk Butcher - "Blue Drop" - (5:44) 120 BPM
Believe In Love by James Fox on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
James Fox - "Believe In Love" - (6:04) 117 BPM
We Could by Will Berridge on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Will Berridge - "We Could" - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Review: The eighth release on Sccucci Manucci sees the imprint pack a hefty eight productions that traverse various house sounds from around the world onto two slabs of handstamped wax. From Coeo's bouncy and vocal track through to Mella Dee's dark and distinctively UK-centric track the label has tried to explore the sheer wealth of production talent on offer at the moment.
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I Know You Want Me
RINSE 024D2
20 May 13
I Know You Want Me by Royal T on Rinse Cue Track
I Know You Want Me - (5:13) Biggest-selling track on this release
I Know You Want Me by Royal T on Rinse Cue Track
Koopa Shell - (4:08)
I Know You Want Me by Royal T on Rinse Cue Track
Saints (feat DOK) - (4:10)
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Review: Rinse's own Royal T has been listening to UKG for as long as he started stealing bootlegs from his brother. With the advent of online mixtape technology and the worlds of grime, bassline and UK funky at his feet, the Southampton-based producer's latest offering is a filthy culmination of sticky dancefloors, hastily-printed rave flyers, pirate radio and the dawning of crisply ironed trap. There's a feeling of nostalgia about the whole EP for times when listening to grime at the back of the bus really was the pinnacle. Nostalgia too often comes with negative connotations - rather than stale Royal T brings his own modern edge to the retrospective bubbles he creates with each track. It's a celebration rather than a museum piece. Long live the spirit of the underground.
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I Would Have Loved You
DP 102
08 Sep 14
I Would Have Loved You by Subscape on Dub Police Cue Track
I Would Have Loved You - (4:43) 140 BPM
I Would Have Loved You by Subscape on Dub Police Cue Track
I Would Have Loved You (AWE remix) - (4:51) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
I Would Have Loved You by Subscape on Dub Police Cue Track
I Would Have Loved You (Atlantic Parade remix) - (6:51) 123 BPM
I Would Have Loved You by Subscape on Dub Police Cue Track
Angels - (4:35) 140 BPM
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Review: Subscape, AKA producer Anthony Peters, has been releasing material on bass music specialists Dub Police since 2008. Here he shifts focus a little with "I Would Have Loved You". In its original form, the track melds UK funky tendencies and dubstep-influenced house rhythms with twinkling progressive house electronics, widescreen chords and cut-up autotune vocals. AWE delivers the most striking remix, an off-kilter, out-there dubstep interpretation seemingly influenced by glitch-hop and IDM. There's also a more straightforward deep UK funky take from Atlantic Parade which makes great use of the original's sweet strings. Finally, bonus cut "Angels" is a deliciously wide-eyed chunk of ultra-deep dubstep blessed with shimmering melodies and hazy, Jonny Nash style guitars.
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Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix & Robag Wruhme Edit)
MKTXTR 001
27 Jun 14
Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix & Robag Wruhme Edit) by Moderat on Monkeytown Germany Cue Track
Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze remix) - (8:15) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix & Robag Wruhme Edit) by Moderat on Monkeytown Germany Cue Track
Bad Kingdom (Robag Wruhme 4/4 edit Mit Xomlopp remix Schwanz-014) - (10:33) 118 BPM
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Review: Here's something of a treat for Moderat fans: a stonking new remix of II album favourite "Bad Kingdom" by German veteran DJ Koze. There's much to admire about his bumping, floor-friendly reinterpretation, which retains the original's woozy, hazy vibe - and distinctive vocals - while gently leading it further towards the dancefloor with arms raised skywards. It's melodic, quietly uplifting and decidedly heavy, even if the percussion does shuffle rather than bang. The (virtual) flipside offers another treat in the shape of an extended 11-minute version of Robag Wruhme's swinging, string-laden re-edit of the same track, which first appeared (in shortened form) on January's "Tour Edition" reissue of II.
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Golden Fang
TBD 111
16 Sep 14
Golden Fang by Worthy on Trouble & Bass Cue Track
Golden Fang - (5:40) 123 BPM
Golden Fang by Worthy on Trouble & Bass Cue Track
The MZ - (6:08) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: San Francisco's Worthy drops a payload on the inimitable Trouble & Bass imprint in the form of two brand-spanking new belters. "Golden Fang" is a proper hybrid track if we ever heard one - deep, sweltering bass, 4/4 kicks and absurdly mutated percussion blend to create an all-out monster! "The MZ" follows in the same vein, where gnarly squelches and melodies are swollen by a heavy kick-snare framework. Killers, both of them!
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Drop To The Max EP
FRMD 003
25 Aug 14
Drop To The Max EP by Hybrid Theory on Formula UK Cue Track
Drop To The Max - (5:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Drop To The Max EP by Hybrid Theory on Formula UK Cue Track
Raw Sex - (3:46) 128 BPM
Drop To The Max EP by Hybrid Theory on Formula UK Cue Track
Dollars - (4:38) 62 BPM
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Review: With releases on Mad Decent and Southern Fried to their name, Birmingham duo Hybrid Theory are fast becoming stars in the all-action world of bass music. Here, they continue their hard-to-define explorations, which variously doff a Snapback to grime, UKG, UK funky and deep house. Opener "Drop To The Max" gets things rolling via pulsating sub-bass, cut down rave stabs, locked in house beats and an almighty breakdown that should get hands rocketing skywards on the dancefloor. "Raw Sex" is an altogether more robust proposition, with dirty great bass and grime electronics wrapped around a hissing UKG rhythm. Finally, Hybrid Theory break up the beats a little on "Dollars", which is impressively sparse in its production, but no less effective. Once the bass and watery melodies take hold, you'll be hooked.
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Midnight Drummer
CW 01
08 Sep 14
Midnight Drummer by JAONA on Origami Sound Cue Track
Midnight Drummer - (5:05) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Midnight Drummer by JAONA on Origami Sound Cue Track
Bitter - (4:55) 63 BPM
Midnight Drummer by JAONA on Origami Sound Cue Track
Commence (feat Dubl Dip) - (5:01) 62 BPM
Midnight Drummer by JAONA on Origami Sound Cue Track
Aby55 - (5:06) 84 BPM
Midnight Drummer by JAONA on Origami Sound Cue Track
What Are We Supposed To Do - (6:04) 62 BPM
Midnight Drummer by JAONA on Origami Sound Cue Track
The First Error - (5:09) 62 BPM
Midnight Drummer by JAONA on Origami Sound Cue Track
Rule - (4:48) 164 BPM
Midnight Drummer by JAONA on Origami Sound Cue Track
Peacefully - (4:54) 83 BPM
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Tuff Luv
VR 007
13 Aug 14
Tuff Luv by SHY DEE on Vex Cue Track
Tuff Luv (original mix) - (6:12) 62 BPM
Tuff Luv by SHY DEE on Vex Cue Track
Tuff Luv (Fraction Collective remix) - (5:22) 64 BPM
Tuff Luv by SHY DEE on Vex Cue Track
Tuff Luv (Killjoy remix) - (5:07) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tuff Luv by SHY DEE on Vex Cue Track
Tuff Luv (Sirmo remix) - (4:30) 64 BPM
Change by SHY DEE & N FOSTELL on Vex Cue Track
SHY DEE & N FOSTELL - "Change" (original mix) - (6:42) 125 BPM
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Side By Side
TLS 020
23 Sep 14
Side By Side by Andre Salata on Tiles Cue Track
Side By Side (original mix) - (6:19) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Side By Side by Andre Salata on Tiles Cue Track
Side By Side (Kleber remix) - (7:18) 62 BPM
Side By Side by Andre Salata on Tiles Cue Track
Cactus (original mix) - (6:16) 62 BPM
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Goldfish
TTY 015
01 Aug 14
Goldfish by Xxxy on Ten Thousand Yen Cue Track
Goldfish - (4:40) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Goldfish by Xxxy on Ten Thousand Yen Cue Track
Evade - (6:00) 125 BPM
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Review: After making waves with his Never Enough release on Rinse, XXXY sidles back to Ten Thousand Yen for another chunky of hybrid club-wrecking tackle that shows off his production nous as well as his dancefloor instinct. "Goldfish" ripples with muscular energy, from the monolithic synth hooks to the nasty arpeggios and beyond. The drums are no slouches either, especially around the mids and highs as crisp snares and hats rattle out with militaristic precision. "Evade" has a softer feel, although it's still a gutsy, full-bodied production that leans heavily into the melodic tech house camp with its emotive tones and patient execution.
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