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20/20 Vol 2
2020LDN 005
28 Nov 16
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Deft - "Holon" - (5:08) 87 BPM
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Ivy Lab - "Ghee" - (3:30) 86 BPM
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Fixate - "Rickety Cricket" - (3:51) 85 BPM
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Sinistarr - "#Accidentaldeathing" - (3:49) 85 BPM
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Ivy Lab - "Shamrock VIP" - (4:08) 114 BPM
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Havelock - "Badbwoy Sound" (feat Ivy Lab) - (3:35) 113 BPM
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Balatron - "Poseidon" - (4:34) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ivy Lab - "Socket" - (3:11) 90 BPM
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Phazz - "Caution" - (5:12) 85 BPM
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Shield - "Slang" (feat Ivy Lab) - (3:30) 85 BPM
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Fracture - "Give It To Me" - (4:06) 107 BPM
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Havelock - "Untitled Brock" - (3:52) 57 BPM
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Mr Frenkie - "Attrakt" - (3:59) 147 BPM
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Ivy Lab - "Kalimba/Shorty Bend It Over)" - (4:47) 98 BPM
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Review: You know the drill; it's another monumental compilation from London's 20/20 Recordings, the fresh-faced dubstep label, which can mean only quality and quantity above all else. There is plenty for any sort of bass fan to sink their teeth into right here, starting from the murky waters of Deft's future-dub, though to Belatron's icy grime-like riddims, and Caution's noxious hybrid beats. All in all, there's no one genre here, just pure vibes, and a great deal of low frequencies form the deepest, darkest corners of the UK's production scene.
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Aku
TUM 025
14 Nov 16
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Aku - (4:16) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Expensive Suit - (3:39) 128 BPM
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Nuh Tek Diss - (3:48) 130 BPM
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Expensive Suit (Archive remix) - (4:32) 134 BPM
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Expensive Suit (Murder He Wrote remix) - (4:33) 130 BPM
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Nuh Tek Diss (Hypho remix) - (4:16) 130 BPM
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Review: TMSV specialises in all things bass-related, an artist who is capable of producing pretty much any sort of dance music that travels at the speed of sound and drags frequencies lower than the underground itself. The Artikal casual lands on Tumble Audio with this monster of an EP, filed with dubwise dread throughout, and that manages to wield an impressive amount of jungle out of its more dubstep-centric beats; "Expensive Suit" is a good example of that, but even "Nuh Tek Diss" has enough break-ridden charm to please all sorts of corner-dwelling head-nodders. A bodacious selection of remixes from the likes of Archive, Murder He Wrote and Hypho add to the nastiness, and make this one hell of an EP.
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Adonis
NMR 011
21 Nov 16
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Adonis (Orignal) - (3:54) 132 BPM
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Link Up (Orignal) - (4:00) 134 BPM
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Adonis (Moony remix) - (5:09) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Adonis (Cellardore remix) - (4:48) 135 BPM
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Adonis (Doctor Nick remix) - (4:54) 132 BPM
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Played by: Tigs
Review: Hailing from Edinburgh, Blackboxxx got his first break with the mighty Slime label. Since his debut, Sayonara, he's progressed and honed his sound, resulting in this smart new offering, Adonis, on NM Recordings. The title track is a warm slice of future 2-step, complete with dreamy atmospherics, distant RnB vocals and some deep sub warbles. "Link Up" goes even further into luxurious MJ Cole-style vibes for a truly slick ride. Moony also remixes the former into some filthy hardcore nastiness, with bouncy breaks mayhem by Cellardore and smooth late night vibes Courtesy of Doctor Nick.
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Night Slugs Allstars Volume 3
NSASDL 003
25 Nov 16
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DJC - "C100" - (4:02) 105 BPM
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Ikonika - "Stick Shaker" - (3:39) 130 BPM
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Hysterics - "Empty VIP" - (4:49) 62 BPM
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NA - "Ecstacy Edit" - (3:58) 144 BPM
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Bok Bok X Sweyn J - "Good 2 U" (feat Semma) - (3:32) 140 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Queen B" - (3:08) 134 BPM
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Jam City - "Direct Drums" - (5:25) 96 BPM
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Sweyn Jupiter - "Throwback Thursday" - (3:15) 113 BPM
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Helix - "Funky 1irst" - (5:07) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Neana - "Cyberia" - (4:48) 128 BPM
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L Vis 1990 - "Sweet Spot" (feat Ronika) - (4:42) 90 BPM
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Sheen X Sweyn J - "My Syrup" - (3:03) 132 BPM
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Bok Bok X Sweyn J - "Unlimited" (feat Flirta D) - (3:02) 137 BPM
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Played by: Star Eyes
Review: London's Night Slugs are back with their class of 2016 and if this is anything to go by, it's going to be quite the graduation party. Be prepared for some bass driven, street level, low end theories as per usual. There's Bok x Sweyn J featuring Semma on the sexy future R&B of "Good 2 U", Helix with some superb hyper-riddims on the explosive and syncopated "Funky 1irst", while label mainstays appear too, rest assured. There's Jam City with the brooding and powerful rhythm workout of "Direct Drums" and of course L-Vis 1990 with the sultry vocals of Ronika on the late night noir thriller "Sweet Spot".
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Gone Too Soon EP
SNKR 008
25 Nov 16
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Limit Of Paradise - (5:11) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Snake Charmer - (6:24) 140 BPM
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Gone Too Soon - (5:56) 140 BPM
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Zero Fifteen - (6:18) 132 BPM
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Played by: Star Eyes
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Topper Top
MEDI 095
30 Sep 16
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Topper Top (feat Teddy Bruckshot/Lady Chann & Killa P) - (3:20) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Topper Top (instrumental) - (3:18) 140 BPM
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Tekkers - (3:15) 140 BPM
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Acne Downs
DURK 014
25 Nov 16
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Acne Downs - (4:27) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Acne Downs (Caski remix) - (4:59) 130 BPM
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Big Bad Wolf - (4:22) 134 BPM
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Review: It hasn't exactly taken Otik a very long time to build up an impressive catalogue of warped bass tunes and, thanks to releases for the likes of Infinite Machine and Tessier-Ashpool, the producer is now a string contender among the very best in the low-frequency game. "Acne Downs" starts off this new EP for Durkle Disco, and it's a mix of the best elements from the broken beat and garage subgenres, leaving Caski's remix to dub the mix down into outer space. "Big Bad Wolf" is a grime stepper in all senses of the phrase, a murky, curbside killer backed by some menacing London-style vocal slayings.
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Cave Explorer
FT 008
25 Nov 16
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Cave Explorer - (3:54) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Selektar - (4:34) 134 BPM
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Review: Sheffield's JG may not be Ballard but there's still plenty of crash in his upfront hard-hitting bassy productions. Cave Explorer may be his most fierce yet, boasting two cuts that literally provide passage to the underground. The title track is all about the hip-hop string samples, jukey percussion and lots of wobbly metallic subs. He brings some serious fiyah on "Selektar" though - with distant police sirens mixing with scattershot beats and eccentric basslines. This produce has ventured deep underground and has discovered pools of creativity hidden beneath.
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Percussive Parameters Vol 1
BSS 003
10 Oct 16
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Callahan - "Kudzu" - (5:19) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Silas & Snare - "Eastern Shores" - (5:43) 86 BPM
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A:Tonal - "Perfect Imbalance" - (6:18) 128 BPM
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SYZ & LKY - "Turbulence" - (7:06) 128 BPM
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SYZ - "Vital Groove" - (6:31) 130 BPM
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Review: The Brotherhood Sound System released two heavy bass swelters back in 2014 and, since then, only another appearance was made in 2016, which leaves this new collaborative effort to give us a little view as to what they might be up to next. There's a whole bunch of new faxes here, and Callahan's "Kudzu" sets the scene nicely with a bit of minimalistic tribal drumming, which is followed by the glitchy, sparse two-steps of "Eastern Shores" by Silas & Snare. A:Tonal's "Perfect Imbalance" is the master-stroke on here, a fluttering wave of percussion and hissing sonics, but SYZ and LKY's beat thrashings should not go overlooked. In fact, this whole EP feels truly collaborative, linked-up by a recurrent pattern of thought which is sublimely executed from start to finish.
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Lengerz Volume 2
PAR 061
01 Aug 16
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On1 - "Lick Off" - (4:27) 132 BPM
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1Thirty - "Breeze Block" - (4:14) 130 BPM
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AT - "Flash Bang" - (3:02) 140 BPM
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BMC - "Grotty" - (3:40) 140 BPM
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Chemist RNS - "All Badman" - (5:23) 135 BPM
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Creep N00m - "I AM" - (3:05) 140 BPM
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Darkzy - "Where I Wanna Be" - (5:59) 140 BPM
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Deadbeat UK - "Danger" - (4:24) 135 BPM
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Deadbeat UK - "Punks" - (5:17) 136 BPM
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Digitek & Karl Vincent - "In Love" - (4:58) 130 BPM
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Distinkt - "Yes I Need" - (4:29) 130 BPM
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Dr Cryptic - "My Style" - (4:37) 140 BPM
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Dr Oscillator - "Desert Eagle" - (5:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dubzta - "Lord Of War" - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Dubzta - "The Storm" - (3:20) 140 BPM
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Dunkee - "Level Up" - (3:15) 140 BPM
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Efflex - "Spook" - (3:56) 142 BPM
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Hadean - "Most Live" - (3:24) 137 BPM
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Frampster - "Snow Plough" - (4:24) 140 BPM
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Hexy - "Digger Mans Grave" - (5:41) 135 BPM
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Hexy - "Rub A Dub Refix" - (4:37) 140 BPM
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JG & Trilla - "Shut Ya Mout" - (5:00) 138 BPM
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Jacotanu & Dubzta - "Welcome" - (3:27) 140 BPM
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Jacotanu - "Meher" - (5:03) 140 BPM
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Juzlo & Vsun - "You Changed" - (3:48) 136 BPM
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Juzlo - "Vampire" - (4:26) 138 BPM
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Killjoy & Hadean - "Experience" - (4:15) 138 BPM
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King Hydra - "Murkers" - (4:42) 126 BPM
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KXVU - "Shootout Riddim" - (5:41) 140 BPM
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Manul & Energyman - "She" - (3:44) 140 BPM
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MoJoe - "Podium" - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Moony - "Old Skool Fi Dem" - (4:27) 130 BPM
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Moony & PVC - "Cant Let You Go" - (4:42) 130 BPM
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Mr Dubz - "Losing It (VIP)" - (3:25) 140 BPM
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Neon Beats - "Grimey Flute" - (4:13) 140 BPM
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Nina Wilde - "Hype" - (4:59) 130 BPM
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Omo - "Smack" - (5:45) 136 BPM
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Palize - "Jaws" - (3:18) 140 BPM
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Pavv - "You Got Me VIP" - (5:50) 133 BPM
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Potentz - "Hell Yeah" - (3:13) 140 BPM
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Scruloose - "Nangooli" - (4:51) 140 BPM
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Sekt-87 - "TNK Riddim" - (7:26) 138 BPM
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Skepsis (UK) - "Calling" - (3:53) 134 BPM
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Sware - "Out There" - (3:49) 138 BPM
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Swedger - "Shimmer" - (4:06) 134 BPM
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Thorpey - "Duppyman" - (4:05) 142 BPM
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Tubz - "Big Ting Vibe" - (3:44) 142 BPM
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Wolfe - "Voss" - (5:08) 132 BPM
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Dubzta - "Eski Roots" - (4:15) 140 BPM
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Review: Sheffield's Project Allout don't mess about, having developed a reputation for championing all directions in the ways of bass. Every take on that three letter word is important to this label and that's why they cram so many hot jams onto their comps. Basically they're the Ferrero Rocher am-bass-adors and they are really spoiling us with 49(!) lengerz. Highlights include AT's bleepy 8-bit hip-hop groove "Flash Bang", the epic, symphonic trap of Dubzta's "Lord Of War" and the almost disco tech grooves of "Murkers' by King Hydra. All killer, no filler!
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Soloist EP
UD 006
18 Nov 16
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Soloist - (6:10) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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OPB - (5:36) 93 BPM
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Tapija - (6:03) 140 BPM
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Consonant - (4:34) 140 BPM
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OPB (Nurve remix) - (3:53) 140 BPM
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Played by: Caski
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Haul & Pull Up Vol 1
RAR 001
25 Nov 16
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Copper And Lead (feat Riko Dan) - (3:42) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blurred Vision - (4:52) 62 BPM
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Killer (feat Warrior Queen) - (3:13) 116 BPM
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Siren Riddim - (3:16) 138 BPM
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Gamma Ray Burst
TEMPA 112D
02 Dec 16
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Gamma Ray Burst - (6:34) 85 BPM
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Ground Zero - (6:44) 126 BPM
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Alpha Decay - (5:42) 63 BPM
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Phase Two - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Ascent - (6:35) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Distant Resonance - (6:28) 63 BPM
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Shells
BTRL 45
25 Nov 16
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Riddim Commission/Leon Lour - "Beggin" - (4:45) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Riddim Commission/Sinden - "Africa" - (5:10) 125 BPM
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Riddim Commission - "Drop It On The Floor" - (6:17) 124 BPM
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1031
SOS 049
04 Nov 16
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Mark Starr & Lux Groove - "1031" - (5:43) 126 BPM
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Plucked - (4:08) 126 BPM
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Your Love - (4:20) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ethereal - (4:45) 126 BPM
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Mark Starr & Lux Groove - "1031" (Marc Spence remix) - (5:43) 124 BPM
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Played by: SIRMO, Jamie George
Review: It's been a while since Starr last treated us to his low-end primed tech funk but boy is he making up for lost time. Operating on a cool-hand breakbeat flex, everything about the four originals on this SOS EP swings with a winning groove touch; "1031" hits with a "Who's Afraid Of Detroit" style groove but an even juicier twist on the bass, both "Plucked" and "Ethereal" take similar approaches but with delicately pinched elements and an overall iced-out electro feel while "Your Love" takes us on a much ravier trip with big rusty amens and a looped up rave vocal raising the hype by a factor of 10. Complete with a chunky-bottomed 4/4 remix of "1031" from Marc Spence, it's another surefire success for all parties involved - especially you.
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Critical EP
ARTFIC 008
28 Nov 16
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Critical (original mix) - (7:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ridicule (original mix) - (8:00) 128 BPM
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Stative Decision (original mix) - (7:48) 125 BPM
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Critical (PAN:INC remix) - (5:30) 85 BPM
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Review: After a brief debut appearance for Brotherhood Sound System earlier this year, it was about time that LKY had the opportunity to get his point across with a full EP, and the young Artifice label have done the right thing here. In fact, it was his tune that we particularly loved from that BSS release, so it's no surprise that these four tunes are all total mind melters, and exactly the sort of bass music that is keeping the game from sounding stale. "Critical" and "Ridicule" are both total killers, two rolling, beat-heavy tunes with backed by phat layers of subbass, and propelled forwards by some truly intricate drum programming. "Stative Decision" is more of a techno tune than anything else, except that LKY still manages to inject some of that inimitable UK sensibility, leaving PAN:INC's remix of "Critical" to cap this highy recommended release with some truly militant percussive stabbing. Excellent and tipped.
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Alligator
HENCH 062DA
21 Nov 16
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Jack In The Pack - (4:00) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Taking It Back Some - (3:41) 140 BPM
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Alligator - (4:09) 140 BPM
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Wobble On - (4:20) 140 BPM
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All About This Ting - (5:07) 140 BPM
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Played by: Star Eyes
Review: As the moniker suggests, Stenchman certainly leaves a trail wherever he goes, and his particular strain has caught the attention of the mighty Hench label, now a home to some of the most exciting new bass concoctions available on the download. The producer's style is wild and diverse, spanning different styles and taking in different influences; from the rough, fuzzy bass stabs of "Taking It Back Some", to the jungle-leaning "Alligator", or the dreary-eyed harmonies of "All About This Ting", Stenchman leaves a powerful impression, paves the way for more glorious Hench showdowns.
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Playing
AWD 274543
07 Oct 16
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Playing - (4:46) 130 BPM
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Pressure - (4:17) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Riddim All Stars
LQD 005
28 Nov 16
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Zgjim - "Riddim" - (2:06) 140 BPM
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Stereotyp - "Woi Riddim" - (3:14) 63 BPM
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Zoltan - "Dhl Riddim" - (2:51) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sarantis - "Bash 2" - (4:17) 110 BPM
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TS Repman - "$$$ Printer Riddim" - (4:13) 107 BPM
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SeekersInternational - "Causation Version" - (3:30) 148 BPM
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CDRC - "U Don't Know My Whereabouts" - (4:14) 113 BPM
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J(Ay)AD - "Nyan Riddim" - (3:05) 60 BPM
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Cardinal Sound - "March Riddim" - (4:04) 97 BPM
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Dos Puertas
ZENDNLS 448A
02 Dec 16
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Dos Puertas (Alix Perez remix) - (4:02) 57 BPM
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Keep Guard
TUM 020
29 Feb 16
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Archive - "Keep Guard" - (5:00) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Archive/Distro - "Ghana Police" - (5:00) 130 BPM
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Archive - "Gully" - (5:48) 130 BPM
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Archive - "Keep Guard" (Bromley remix) - (4:48) 124 BPM
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Archive - "Keep Guard" (Sly-one remix) - (5:06) 130 BPM
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Review: Tumble Audio is what you would call a truly "UK" label. This is because it deals in just about any strain of British dance music, and from garage, through to dubstep, and post-bass, it always delivers the goods in style. This time it's Archive with five smoking riddims from the depths of underground, and "Keep Guard", along with "Ghana Police" are what you would call true hybrids - the beats are harsh and stepping, while the low frequencies dominate the groove. "Gully", once again, proves that 'bass' music really is a thing by chucking in just about any genre imaginable that falls on the hardcore continuum, and there's even a few remixes of "Keep Guard", one stripped-down Burial-like reinterpretation by Bromley, and heavy-stepping version by Sly-one.
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Coaction
TAR 106
28 Nov 16
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Delo - "S-Wer" - (3:48) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Yak - "Anju" - (5:25) 130 BPM
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Delo - "Hades" - (3:37) 127 BPM
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Yak - "Magg" - (4:55) 130 BPM
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Totemic
ARTFIC 007
14 Oct 16
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Totemic - (4:19) 63 BPM
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Affliction - (4:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Romper - (6:06) 64 BPM
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Affliction (Troy Gunner remix) - (5:17) 124 BPM
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Romper (Hypho remix) - (4:36) 65 BPM
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Review: Whether it be house, tech-minded house, or house-leaning bass excursions, the Artifice label have impressed us with their recent run of form. This is, in part, because they've managed to surface new talents out of thin air; this new EP by newcomer Squane is exactly what we've come to expect from these guys, and it ticks all the boxes in terms of sonic diversity. "Totemic" is a pounding, tribalistic drum-dance that stands alone and untested, a true club shaker that'll get the head-nodders moving. "Affliction" is more on the dubstep end of things, and delivers a fine tech-house groove. The former is remixed by Troy Gunner into a slow, shape-shifting mutant of a track, while Hypho revamps the latter by stripping it down entirely, and adding in a burst of juke percussion for good measure.
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The Vision
LCTRAX 016
04 Nov 16
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DT Dutty - (3:49) 140 BPM
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Leng - (4:45) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mist - (3:53) 140 BPM
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God - (3:17) 140 BPM
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Gone Mad - (3:49) 120 BPM
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Gainz - (3:22) 140 BPM
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Myth - (3:40) 140 BPM
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Moving - (2:18) 140 BPM
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Dun Know - (2:11) 135 BPM
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Blockz - (3:08) 140 BPM
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These Guys - (3:10) 140 BPM
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Ainat Gonna Do - (4:12) 140 BPM
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Skeng - (2:58) 140 BPM
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Never Cared - (4:23) 91 BPM
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Leng VIP - (4:46) 140 BPM
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Played by: J.G
Review: Visionary business: south coast beat-carver Blay has been developing a serious rep for ice-cold grime instrumentals in the last few minutes. Levelling up with this debut album, the whole set is a cinematic prowl through the darkest corners of the future. The creeped-out harmonics and industrial snare shots of "Leng", the thundering bass punches and weeping sci-fi synths of "These Guys", the sense-blurring bass fluctuations and trappy hook of "Ainat Gonna Do", the laser-firing sharpness of "Dun Know" and stacks more shadowy vibes flow with energy, clarity and confidence. Blay's on a mission right here.
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We Are The Halluci Nation
361459 9668670
16 Sep 16
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We Are The Halluci Nation (feat John Trudell/Northern Voice) - (2:44) 136 BPM
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RED (feat Yasiin Bey/Narcy/Black Bear) - (3:29) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Virus (feat Saul Williams/Black Bear) - (3:50) 137 BPM
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Before (feat Joseph Boyden) - (1:50) 160 BPM
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Sila (feat Tanya Tagaq) - (3:08) 130 BPM
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The Light (feat Lido Pimienta) - (4:11) 57 BPM
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Maima Koopi (feat Oka Chippewa Travellers) - (4:14) 140 BPM
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JHD (feat Junior Ottawa) - (3:38) 108 BPM
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Eanan (feat Maxida Marak) - (2:41) 79 BPM
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The Muse (feat Jennifer Kreisberg) - (4:37) 148 BPM
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Indian City (feat Northern Voice) - (3:37) 78 BPM
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How I Feel (feat Leonard Sumner/Shad/Northern Voice) - (4:21) 82 BPM
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For You (feat Lido Pimienta - The Light Pt 2) - (3:43) 86 BPM
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ALie Nation (feat John Trudell/Lido Pimienta/Tanya Tagaq/Northern Voice) - (2:03) 78 BPM
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Soon (feat Joseph Boyden) - (2:02) 159 BPM
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Only Heaven
AHEDDNL 014
25 Nov 16
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Only Heaven (feat Roots Manuva) - (5:52) 70 BPM
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Creative - (5:57) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dreamboats (feat Roots Manuva & Roses Gabor) - (4:58) 70 BPM
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Donaldas Wig (feat Roses Gabor) - (3:02) 81 BPM
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Quality Control (feat Roots Manuva) - (6:48) 70 BPM
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Only Heaven (Remixed)
AHEDDNL 014X
01 Dec 16
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Only Heaven (Matthew Herbert remix) - (6:50) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Only Heaven (Special Request remix) - (6:02) 136 BPM
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Only Heaven (Cadenza remix) - (4:10) 140 BPM
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Horror Show Style
506020 5157249
10 Jun 16
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Horror Show Style - (3:24) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Horror Show Style - (3:22) 66 BPM
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Horror Show Style (instrumental) - (3:21) 66 BPM
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Horror Show Style (acappella) - (3:28) 133 BPM
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Review: Flowdan (aka Marc Veira) was, along with pals like Wiley, JME, Skepta, Jammer, Double E and Footsie, instrumental in breaking the UK Grime sound 15 years ago. Today he insists that it never went away, and he certainly hasn't either - always keeping it real and, now with new album Disaster Piece looming, stronger than ever. The first taster from the record is single "Horror Show Style", which features a creepy, doom-laden track over which this former Roll Deep MC delivers his unique, time-bending flow. Produced by the mighty Splurgeboys, this track has got us well hyped for the LP!
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5 Years Of Four40 Records
FF 078
29 Feb 16
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Last Japan - "Settle Down" (feat Bobbie Gordon) - (4:16) 132 BPM
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Enigma Dubz - "Hard To Smile" - (4:33) 136 BPM
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Crypt - "Beautiful" - (4:07) 140 BPM
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South Royston - "Another Night" - (5:37) 126 BPM
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Regality - "Celebrate" (feat Corrine - Charlie Banks/Stacklow remix) - (5:40) 124 BPM
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Beacon - "Jiggly" - (5:17) 127 BPM
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Morcee - "It's You" (Lakosa remix) - (4:09) 125 BPM
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Skelecta - "Sublow" (Drop It) - (3:53) 135 BPM
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Frederique - "The Wormhole" - (5:44) 123 BPM
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Billy Kenny - "Work" - (5:32) 124 BPM
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Hybrid Theory - "Mind Games" - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Ahadadream - "Pray For You" (feat Olivia Louise/Scrufizzer - Jamie George remix) - (4:49) 123 BPM
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PVC - "You Heavy" - (5:31) 129 BPM
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Everyman - "Take The Block" - (5:30) 140 BPM
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Skelecta - "Love I Feel" - (6:09) 130 BPM
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Hostage - "Conscious" - (5:42) 129 BPM
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Hybrid Theory - "King Kong 2.0" - (4:33) 128 BPM
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Paul Lawrence/Andy Garrett - "Fire" - (4:18) 128 BPM
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Tom Akin - "Worm" - (7:29) 124 BPM
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Tom Shorterz - "Wot U Do" (Shorterz Stop/Drop mix) - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Nu Era - "T Rex" - (4:37) 128 BPM
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Tuff Culture - "Artillery" - (5:45) 128 BPM
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Hybrid Theory - "That's What It Is" (feat Trilla/Lady Leshurr - Flava D remix) - (3:34) 130 BPM
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Watsn - "Sines Of Ageing" - (3:48) 128 BPM
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Funkystepz - "Kings Cross" - (5:39) 126 BPM
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PVC - "Brown Sugar" - (5:02) 128 BPM
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Development - "All Night" - (4:33) 128 BPM
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Hybrid Theory - "483" - (4:36) 128 BPM
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Cloaka - "Chokehold" - (5:27) 132 BPM
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Suck Fake - "Big Skank" - (4:46) 134 BPM
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Pete Graham X Ill Phil X Chris Lorenzo - "I Love U So" - (5:51) 127 BPM
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Fish - "Tricknology" - (5:32) 130 BPM
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Notion - "Crooklyn" - (5:25) 132 BPM
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Holy Goof - "Anyone" - (5:50) 130 BPM
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Lucent - "Nasty" - (5:27) 135 BPM
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DJ Spookz - "Turntabala" - (4:25) 130 BPM
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Morcee - "Bad Boy Style" - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Blank Kanvas - "Badass" - (6:14) 126 BPM
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Watsn - "No Games" - (4:26) 128 BPM
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Nu Era - "Release The Kraken" - (4:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Killed Kenny - "Lets Go" (feat Jamie George - Shorterz Bare Bass mix) - (5:37) 125 BPM
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Tomb Crew - "The Sermon" (feat Serocee/Rubi Dan) - (4:01) 136 BPM
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Decibel - "Skanks" (feat Flowdan - Hybrid Theory remix) - (5:27) 126 BPM
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Beacon - "Freakin'U" - (4:03) 130 BPM
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Everyman - "Let It Up" - (4:37) 140 BPM
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Palle - "Silverstair" - (5:17) 130 BPM
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Alex Session - "No Good" (feat Nicole Jackson) - (5:41) 126 BPM
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Suck Fake/Daniel Brooks - "Fuck Um' Deep" - (6:07) 128 BPM
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Toni Morreti - "Rioja" - (4:55) 122 BPM
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Enigma Dubz - "We Make It Work" (feat Trilla/Screama - El B remix) - (5:22) 134 BPM
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Cloaka - "Dont I Know You" - (5:13) 137 BPM
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I Killed Kenny - "Crux" (feat Slick Don/VIP) - (4:14) 137 BPM
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Nu Era - "Red Box" - (4:42) 124 BPM
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Enigma Dubz - "Fresh" - (5:24) 134 BPM
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Review: Established during UKG/deep house's latest halcyon era in 2011, Four40 have navigated the bass, house and garage landscape with understated charm, forward-thinking fusions and occasions splashes of gully for five years, amassing well over 70 releases in the process. To celebrate they're put together this immense 54 track collection that represents the label's many sounds and successes. From Regality's deep Chicago inspired chugger "Celebrate" to Morcee's subtle speed garage swag "It's You", Hybrid Theory's atonal bass grunts and happy slap snares on "Mind Games" and Tom Shorterz subverted soul on "Wot U Do", Four40 cover all bass bases and provide an opportunity to fill any holes in your collection. Here's to another five years.
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Money And Drugs
877024
09 Sep 16
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Money And Drugs - (4:21) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Money And Drugs (Killjoy remix) - (5:17) 134 BPM
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Review: Wise words from Dread MC, even wiser beats from Bristol's Notion & Young H. Chunky 4x4 garage with strong house tendencies thrown into the mix, "Money & Drugs" is an all-out dancefloor riot with catchy vocals, a deadly second drop and enough energy to charge a whole fleet of electric cars. For added screwface appeal jump on Killjoy's Birmingham-sounding remix where the bassline is twisted up just a few additional notches for added mischief. Blurry.
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Temper
NBD 028
16 Sep 16
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Temper - (5:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Flashlight - (6:01) 124 BPM
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Wavvves - (4:53) 125 BPM
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Review: It's safe to say that Kry Wolf now has a rather impressive catalogue behind him, and nothing but quality under his belt. The man behind the Sounds Of Sumo label drops his latest release for Night Bass and it seems like the perfect place for his wondrous bass cuts. "Temper" is a slow, shape-shifting beast with a rattling percussion hook that wraps perfectly around the tune's knotted swarms of swamp bass, whereas "Flashlight" unleashes a bit of four-to-the-floor beneath a sea of rave sirens and purring bass tones. "Wavvves" feels like the last piece of hardcore continuum, a break-heavy, pseudo jungle killer to tie this man's bass experimentalism in the best possible way. Hot!
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Sacred Drums
NH 005
07 Oct 16
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The Healer - (3:31) 136 BPM
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Darabukka - (4:21) 88 BPM
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Parade - (5:24) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Assam's Children - (4:28) 131 BPM
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Tsvi & Luru - "Egyptian Sensation" - (4:01) 134 BPM
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Tsvi & DJ JM - "Aziza" - (5:39) 83 BPM
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Review: Badness alert! New TSVI material on the hotly tipped Nervous Horizons imprint, coming your way like a gunshot to the head! This really is the ills bass material going around these days, and that's because this head honcho knows how to play his cards right when it comes to the dubstep-techno alliance. Each tune is drenched in the sort of hybrid approach that makes GOOD UK bass music appealing all around the world; bangers like the opening "The Healer", with its semi-beatless heat, the grime-techno experiment that is "Darabukka", or even the tribal, clap-riddim of "Assam's Children" just sound so fresh to the ear. Moreover, there's no gimmicks here, just straight-up dance floor heat with the man's own twist. "Egyptian Sensation" is another one of those tunes that'll make most keen corner dwellers come out of their shell and approach the DJ with the universal question of: "mate, what's this!?"
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Merge Layers Function Vol 1
ML 001
28 Nov 16
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Nobel - "Flutest" - (4:56) 130 BPM
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Natlek - "Cuppa First" - (5:33) 127 BPM
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Dean Lyon - "Sporthouze" - (3:17) 126 BPM
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Kieran Loftus - "Satin Sixers Jacket" - (2:32) 120 BPM
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Kanyon - "Weirfield Lex" - (4:02) 85 BPM
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Cameron Traxxx - "Ill See U" - (7:09) 127 BPM
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Mamboussa - "Stadium" - (4:09) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Strip Again
877026
28 Oct 16
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Strip Again - (5:22) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Strip Again (Murder He Wrote remix) - (4:12) 126 BPM
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Review: Young H rushes through the place like a man on a mission, and 877 Records is there to contain the hazardous levels of low frequencie that this man is capable of whipping up. "Strip Again" is the tune, and Dread MC is the man to guide its hybrid framework with some utter vocal truth; pulling in all sorts of influences, from jungle to grime, and even old-school acid house, this is a tune capable of satisfying even the most demanding of bass junkie - those rave stabs! There's a remix from Murder He Wrote off the back of it, and the man manages to twist up the groove good and proper, injecting a fine level of garage power to an already blasting piece of UK dance music. TIP!
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Soul Music
HTH 012D
21 Oct 13
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Forbidden - (4:40) 164 BPM
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Undead - (5:15)
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Cold Blooded - (5:58)
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Body Armour - (5:32)
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Lockjaw - (5:56) 140 BPM
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Ride VIP - (7:13) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Soundboy Killer - (6:30)
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Broken Dreams - (6:00) 144 BPM
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Black Ops - (4:57) 157 BPM
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Capsules - (4:08) 157 BPM
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Deranged - (5:27) 152 BPM
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Descent - (2:39)
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Hackney Parrot (Special Request VIP) - (7:05)
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Ride (Special Request remix) - (7:47) 136 BPM
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Mindwash - (6:24)
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Alone - (6:29)
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Mindwash (Anthony Naples Aftermath Remix) (Anthony Naples remix) - (4:42) 161 BPM
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Lolita (Warehouse mix) - (7:36)
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Vapour - (6:02)
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Deflowered (Kassem Mosse & mix Mup remix) - (7:48)
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Mindwash (Anthony Shakir remix) - (6:40)
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Capsules (Lee Gamble full Length remix) - (7:42)
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Deflowered (Hieroglyphic Being remix) - (6:56)
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Review: After the storm that he's whipped up as Special Request already, Paul Woolford drops his magnum opus of pirate radio celebration, with this digital release spanning a double-size package that brings in extra remixes and cuts previously only available on vinyl. The album itself spans a wider palette than the singles, from the delicate plucked strains of "Forbidden" to the funky bass licks of "Ride VIP", but by and large this is a widespread celebration of jungle breaks and the nastiness they can inspire. With the production nous a producer such as Woolford can boast, there is simply no resisting the call of the rave from the moment Soul Music starts up. Add remixes from the likes of Anthony Naples, Hieroglyphic Being, Lee Gamble and Anthony Shakir into the mix and you have an unbeatable proposition in the midst of a jungle renaissance.
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Future Sound Of Garage 3
SLM 167
16 Sep 16
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Monoblue - "Return" - (5:30) 130 BPM
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Just Breathe - "Ever Feel" - (4:16) 120 BPM
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Urbani - "Undefined" - (5:21) 128 BPM
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Cup & String - "You Had It" (feat Sarah Pellicano) - (5:20) 134 BPM
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Nova - "Soul Sweeper" - (5:18) 134 BPM
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DJD - "Misled" - (5:25) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pavv - "Let It Go" - (4:53) 132 BPM
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Lauren Neko - "Mean" - (3:12) 128 BPM
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Project X - "Stone" - (3:33) 128 BPM
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Bad Habit - "Talk To Me (feat Leighanna)" (feat Leighanna) - (4:50) 134 BPM
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Blackboxx - "Indica" - (3:39) 134 BPM
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Doctor Nick - "Tell Me" - (4:58) 130 BPM
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Gribzy - "Shuffle Box" - (5:34) 122 BPM
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Joedan - "Raw Dog" - (5:34) 128 BPM
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Jawjii & SPD - "Indigo" - (5:20) 135 BPM
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Mind Of A Dragon - "Lost You" - (6:31) 128 BPM
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Moony - "I'll Be Waiting" - (4:16) 136 BPM
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On1 & Tigs - "Say Suttin" - (3:59) 129 BPM
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Six Sunsets - "Gunfingers" (feat Photes) - (4:57) 130 BPM
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Pelikann & Nina Wilde - "Recognise" - (6:34) 128 BPM
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Sirmo - "Never Thought" - (4:11) 128 BPM
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Karl Vincent - "Get It" - (5:33) 128 BPM
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Jodo Kast - "Under Konflict" - (3:28) 130 BPM
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Wascal - "2B" - (4:07) 138 BPM
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Barely Royal, Bunnie & Mij Mack - "Favela" - (5:01) 132 BPM
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Cellardore - "Can't Take This" (feat Kerry Ann) - (4:59) 132 BPM
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2 Kind - "A State Of Thought" - (4:06) 131 BPM
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Taz - "In Bits" - (3:59) 129 BPM
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Review: It's been a year since Slime's second instalment of their leading compilation Future Sound Of Garage series. Now the follow-up has finally arrived boasting 28 examples of what they to be consider music of the future. There are too many to name, but highlights include the ethereal and sensual future-step opener "Return" by Monoblue, the seductive, delicate chimes of the shimmering "Ever Feel" by Just Breathe, the sparse and raw 2-step of Pavv's "Let It Go" and even the uber commercial Ibiza-friendly anthem "Stone" by Project X is a (guilty) pleasure.
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Nu Wave Volume 1
NWV 001
01 Aug 14
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Tom Bull & Official Nancie - "I'll Be Waiting" - (5:52) 123 BPM
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Deckstar - "Wondering" - (5:37) 128 BPM
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Billy Kenny & Duo - "I Like The Way" - (5:07) 126 BPM
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Deckstar - "Control" - (5:45) 125 BPM
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Lee Martin - "Wanna Be" - (4:57) 126 BPM
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Ryan & James - "Ain't Nobody" (remix feat Christopher Pottinger) - (6:07) 124 BPM
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Deckstar - "Be With You" - (5:21) 129 BPM
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Steve Brooke - "Need To Tell You" (original mix) - (4:37) 126 BPM
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Deckstar & Steve Brooke - "Moving On" (feat Kymberley Myles) - (6:19) 124 BPM
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Steve Brooke & Deckstar - "Feeling Down" - (4:41) 126 BPM
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Duo & Chantelle Rowe - "Enough Of Your Love" - (5:26) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Billy Kenny & Duo - "Forgive Me" - (5:20) 126 BPM
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Duo & Deckstar - "After Glow" (feat Kymberley Myles) - (5:09) 127 BPM
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Review: For a label that only launched this spring, Nu Wave has taken no prisoners whatsoever. Repping the funkier side of garage and the darker side of deep house, Deckstar and Steve Brooke have established a distinctive sonic signature in a very short space of time. Here we find them tethering their past work with a number of exclusives to form this highly accomplished debut compilation. Ranging from the dark bubble/jazz-chord balance of Deckstar's "Wondering" to Lee Martin's organ-slapping "Wanna Be" via Duo and Chantelle Rowe's blistering vocal stunner "Enough Of Your Love", Nu Wave paint an on-point picture with clarity and originality. Get to know.
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Mess Around
NMR 009
24 Oct 16
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Mess Around - (5:41) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Only One - (7:24) 130 BPM
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Mess Around (Cellardore remix) - (5:52) 135 BPM
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Only One (DJD remix) - (4:36) 130 BPM
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Only One (DJD VIP) - (3:49) 130 BPM
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Review: SMOAD - a brand new allegiance between two New Movement regulars Smokey Bubblin' B and Mind Of A Dragon. Together they've fused their sounds to create two wickedly contrasting pieces of UKG. "Mess Around" is all badboy breakbeat brockage a la Special Request while "Only One" is a beautifully loopy 4x4 chugger with all the right soulful elements. Remix-wise Celladore gets busy on a Rico Tubbs style 135 stomping bass house bash-up while DJD powers up with a naughty pair of northern strutters that wouldn't go amiss in a TQD bar fight.
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Arisen
SGR 03
18 Jul 16
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Stockyards - (4:27) 140 BPM
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Projekts - (4:55) 139 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pirate Banter - (4:58) 140 BPM
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Arisen - (5:03) 137 BPM
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Review: Bristol-based bass enthusiast Sorrow has a reputation as a "moody electronic outsider", at least musically speaking. While this latest EP on his Shinigrim imprint is, predictably, more than a little on the baked side, the young producer mostly steers clear of pitch-black paranoia. Opener "Stockyards" boasts clean, punchy percussion and throbbing sub-bass, but feels breezy rather than stiflingly humid. The same could be said about the swinging, dub-wise "Projekts", while "Pirate Banter" makes great use of ricocheting dub samples and a booming, pitched-down soundsystem "riddim". Even "Arisen", with its' manipulated R&B vocal samples and foreboding bass drops, is relatively cheery.
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Beating Heart - Malawi
BH 001D
03 Jun 16
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Ibibio Sound Machine - "Amai Ndiwulule" - (5:05) 55 BPM
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Luke Vibert - "Africable" - (4:35) 128 BPM
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Wxt - "Bat Walk Mix" - (5:37) 116 BPM
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With You - "No Resistance" - (5:05) 60 BPM
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Drew Moyo - "Munthu" - (4:39) 124 BPM
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Sonye - "Sankha Dona" - (2:43) 107 BPM
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Jimi Needles - "Tabiya" - (3:58) 150 BPM
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Max - "Londawi" - (6:49) 60 BPM
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Kidnap Kid - "First Light" - (5:47) 62 BPM
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Phil Moffa - "Center Of The World" - (6:41) 62 BPM
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Lack Of Afro - "I Met You Today" - (5:16) 110 BPM
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Afriquoi - "Mwana Wa" - (3:41) 122 BPM
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Beating Heart - "The Work" (feat Rudimental - Rudimental remix) - (6:51) 125 BPM
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Clap! Clap! - "Kulira" - (3:54) 160 BPM
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My Nu Leng - "Eyes" - (4:19) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ulterior Motive - "Mulanje" - (4:31) 107 BPM
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Machinedrum - "Lewasi" - (3:50) 150 BPM
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Lancelot - "Tisankhe Lero" - (5:58) 128 BPM
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Tru Fonix - "Bop" - (4:10) 125 BPM
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Applebottom And Petar Rabbit - "Intergalafrica" - (6:56) 120 BPM
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Throwing Shade - "Dream Scene" - (3:23) 119 BPM
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Favela
AWD 280372
30 Nov 16
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Favela - (5:22) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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M1 - (5:53) 83 BPM
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Whispers - (6:18) 127 BPM
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Played by: Denham Audio
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Wartime EP
877023
22 Jul 16
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Wartime - (4:43) 130 BPM
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Pinch - (4:19) 126 BPM
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Hypho & Squane - "Hack" - (4:57) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wartime (Majora remix) - (4:35) 65 BPM
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Pinch (Vital Techniques remix) - (5:19) 133 BPM
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Review: For those who don't know, Hypho is a rising talent in the bass game and his quest to reach the top level has gotten closer thanks to this latest injection of low frequencies for the 877 label. "Wartime" is the perfect lead tune, a string-led pseudo grime instrumental with a perfectly executed percussive rhythm, and "Pinch" follows a similar path thanks to its slithering beats. There is a collaboration with Squane on "Hack", a futuristic grime roller with a mean collection of beats and hollow melodies, which is followed by Majora's remix of "Wartime", a more uplifting version of the tune, and a Vital Techniques reinterpretation of "Pinch". Smoking bangers guaranteed!
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Chip Shop Vol 1
CHIP 011
10 Aug 15
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Dr Cryptic - "Dirty Dot" - (4:48) 135 BPM
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1Point5 - "Day & Night" - (4:13) 138 BPM
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DeadbeatUK - "Raving Crew" - (3:52) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sekt 87 - "Marching Powder" - (5:45) 140 BPM
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Dr Oscillator & Syntex Erra - "The Unknown" - (5:34) 140 BPM
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Little Mesters - "Rude" - (3:58) 138 BPM
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Ground Level - "Elevate" - (6:33) 130 BPM
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AudioSquid - "Boogie" - (4:29) 138 BPM
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Thorpey - "Uppercut" - (3:44) 140 BPM
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Review: Having recently celebrated their tenth release, Sheffield's Chip Butty have now rounded up the cream of their roster for Chip Shop Vol 1. There are nine bangers featured here, all promising 'hard 4x4 beats mashed with twisted basslines'. They're not wrong either: highlights include label stalwart Dr Cryptic's pounding garage-step sing-a-long "Dirty Dot", the doomily orchestrated wobbler "Marching Powder" by Sekt 87 and the menacing speed garage of "Rude" by Little Mesters.
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Juicy Patty
LDN 063
24 Jun 16
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Juicy Patty - (2:58) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Juicy Patty (instrumental) - (2:58) 140 BPM
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Juicy Patty (Logos remix) - (2:53) 140 BPM
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Juicy Patty (Blackdown's Big Size 12 remix) - (5:24) 130 BPM
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Review: UK grime maestro Terror Danjah has been smashing it ever since his first EPs started to emerge in the early 2000s, and we have to say that the man hasn't stopped rinsing it since. Among other big labels, he's been an integral part of London's Hyperdub unit, but the time has come to spill some truth on the respected Keysound label and here he is with "Juicy Patty", a vocal-led gunshot riddim that literally sounds as if it was recorded straight on the curbside; jacking, stop-start beats and a minimal arrangement make this a true London burner. There's an instrumental mix, too, for the DJs, but the first remix comes from Logos, who shreds the entire structure down and focusses heavily on the percussion, followed by Blackdown's louder, more menacing interpretation for the peak time hours.
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In Drum Play
HESLP 003
14 Oct 16
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Mutual Exchange - (2:37) 130 BPM
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Rotor Soap - (4:06) 65 BPM
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Bulb In Zinc - (5:24) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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More Is More To Burn - (6:16) 130 BPM
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Scaled Wing - (2:18) 115 BPM
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One By One - (5:35) 128 BPM
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Lofty Can - (4:09) 62 BPM
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Send It In - (7:16) 57 BPM
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Skips Desk - (6:26) 85 BPM
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DNS - (5:35) 140 BPM
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Review: Kevin McAuley is certainly affiliated with a generation of pioneering UK Bass producers who have since moved into the techno realm. With previous releases on Hemlock, Hessle Audio and Hotflush, his origins have definitely remained a strong aspect of his style ever since. On the In Drum Play LP, he can be heard dabbling in obtuse and disjointed low end theories such as on "Bulb In Zinc" or "Let It In" while there are some inventive takes on techno; such as on the dynamic opener "Rotor Soap" or the adrenalised stomper "More Is More To Burn". For us, the highlights were "One By One" (where his take on breakbeat techno would make the likes Shed or Stenny stand up and notice) and the oddball body basher "Skips Desk".
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Shinobi EP
RNF 007
21 Oct 16
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Shinobi - (4:53) 85 BPM
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Sound Executor - (4:06) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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NYC Badman - (4:51) 105 BPM
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Soundboy Elimination - (6:21) 83 BPM
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Review: DJ Madd is one of the few artists who is still consistently innovating the dubstep genre, and keeping things forward-minded. That's because he's never tied himself down to the genre too tightly and, instead, has managed to be branded under the more wide-eyed 'future dub' tag. This isn't his doing, it's simply the fact that his sound is deep, chimerical and always in a state of flux. He returns to Roots & Future with "Shinobi", a dark and brooding slice of bass science that is powered by a series of sounds and and samples for Japanese samurai B-movies. and whose militaristic swarm of beats is followed by the more broken percussive patterns of "Sound Executor". "NYC Badman" takes a turn for the unexpected, down a path made of raw drum machine patterns, echoing waves of sound and a general look-and-feel that recalls the dubbier end of the bass spectrum, whereas "Soundboy Elimination" gives us more intricate beat folds, more badass bass, and that singular DJ Madd dread.
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Lean Back
CB 005
24 Aug 15
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Lean Back - (5:44) 140 BPM
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Alarmed - (5:49) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lucy - (5:42) 140 BPM
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Review: Powerful sonic slappage from Brighton badman Jook. Sitting somewhere between grime, dubstep and tech funk, all three cuts live to up the Certified Banger status. "Lean Back" is all about the tightly cut stabs that wrap themselves around the stop/start kicks and snares, "Alarmed" is all about the wobbles and is just waiting for a fiery flow of MC damage while "Lucy" shows us Jook's softer, star-gazing side thanks to velvet arpeggios and some really interesting sample textures buried deep among the beats.
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Visions
NH 003
04 Mar 16
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Visions (original mix) - (4:12) 87 BPM
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Body Double (original mix) - (4:43) 131 BPM
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Bomba (original mix) - (4:36) 87 BPM
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In The Trap (original mix) - (3:45) 126 BPM
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Overproof (original mix) - (4:40) 118 BPM
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In The Trap (DVA Soule Power remix) - (3:36) 130 BPM
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Body Double (Tsvi remix) - (4:34) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Lokane stepped up for the first time back in August with a killer grime EP for Infinite Machine, and he's back on the young Nervous Horizon. Coming through with something of a mini LP - or extended EP? - he lays down some utter truth with these seven curb-side grime experiments that recall much of the Night Slugs output. That's right, you got it, that means broken shreds of percussion bouncing around and demolishing anything in from of them. "Visions" sets of a drunken drum stroll that never quite seems to take shape (that's a compliment, by the way), but there's also plenty of more hypnotic and mind-bending rhythms such as "Body Double", "In The Trap", or "Overproof". This is a sick one, people, and it's probably pick of the week for the digital bass charts.
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Funk And Grime - EP
AIRMILES 005
16 Sep 16
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Lemon Trees (feat D Double E) - (4:00) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Works Haffi Run (feat Ghetts) - (3:13) 140 BPM
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Mad Ting (feat JME - Flava D remix) - (3:20) 135 BPM
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Lemon Trees (instrumental) - (4:00) 140 BPM
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Works Haffi Run (instrumental) - (3:13) 140 BPM
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Review: This is some big dog business, a new Butterz special that'll please the bass and grime crews alike. Swindle is the producer, a UK badman who has appeared on labels like Mala's Deep Medi Musik, and he's accompanied by the creme de la creme of grime vocalism. "Lemon Trees" is a fast, choppy bass swinger powered by funky synth melodies and D Double E's inimitable swagger, while UK hip-hop rapper Ghetts spills some truth over "Works Haffi Run". Flava D and JME go for a head-to-head battle on the house-driven dubstep hybrid that is "Mad Ting", and to cap it all of you got an instrumental each of "Lemon Trees" and Works Haffi Run". BAD.
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