Still high on the success of recent rave-tastic single Fall Down, veteran breakbeaters Freestylers now unveil some choice remixes. The job has been handed to the anonymous Pirate Jams who turn in two killer reworks. First up, "Fall Down" gets boosted with chunky beats with the original's rave stab stabs and diva vocals on top. Next "Falling" sees break beats, poppy keyboards and melodies colliding in fine style.
Ragga Twins/Cogee - "All In Check" (feat Aquasky/Masterblaster - Remaster) - (6:58) 138 BPM
Living Legends (feat Aquasky/Masterblaster - Remaster) - (5:45) 128 BPM
Coffee (feat Aquasky - Remaster) - (7:07) 138 BPM
Who Inspired You? Pt 2 (continuous mix By DJ Chef) - (1:17:42) 138 BPM
Flinty Badman and Deman Rockers' historical compendium hits second volume stage with an equally firing collection of reversions, remasters and stone cold classics produced and remixed by the likes of long-term production partners Aquasky, Rico Tubbs and 601. From the sinewy acid wriggles of "Loko" to the rampant rips and tears of "Soundbwoy Killa" to the tech-drenched dancehall stamps of "Raggatron", this is an irrefutable lesson in UK bass culture from electronic music's most versatile and distinctive MCs. Step out!
Glistening bliss: uprising UK duo Extorted Minds remind us of dub's original roots with their debut EP on Instigate. Drenched in light shades of ambience, spatial dynamics and pristine sonic touches throughout, the rippling keys on "Sorrow" provide pensive suspense, the palpitating heartbeat subs on "Vision" initiate womb-like security, the rolling ricochet rhythm adds weight and momentum on "Oceans" while "Control Me" takes the prize as the deepest cut in the collection allowing an abundance of space for Master Procrastinator's fluid flow. For the heads.