Taken from their forthcoming album "We Do Bass", Harrogate's 601 come correct with these two blistering slabs of contemporary breakbeat. "Dutty Bass" nags with infectious hook heroics. Ably fronted by the distinctive charms of the agenda-setting Ragga Twins, it's an instant shock-out with big reload potential. "Stars" shows off the duo's more emotional side as Roisin Brophy drapes her stunning vocals over lavish strings and loin-girding arpeggios. Two stunning breakbeat cuts, two reasons to stay locked for the album, 601 are smashing it right now.
Brazilian soundboys Butter Music have a motto: 'keep it greasy'. In the days of over-polished pristine production where everything comes with a high-end sheen, it's a refreshing approach. It works, too: All Good Funk Alliance's "Turn The Sound" is a jittering, sleazy P-funk bass romp while Zamali's "Fast Move" is all '70s moody funk with big trumpets and even bigger beats. Wood N Soo's "Petty Larceny" is the slickest of the set, nodding subtly at the trembling synth sound Get Physical established itself with 10 years ago while retaining heaps of funk in the groove.