Hankies at the ready... Blastah's just dropped the biggest tear-jerker bass music has seen so far this year. "0000_HD-XENON_LIGHTS" might not sound emotional, but, thanks to its weeping strings, it most certainly is. Deeper into the document we get physical with the jittering, steppy, booty-shaker "RIP", we find solitude in the wafty, dreamy deep house / garage hybrid "Komodo" and get lively with the juke/tech-minded Amazonian walkabout "Acid SMS". Hankies at the ready... You're going to need them to wipe the sweat away.
This is it! Trouble & Bass's final release... Going out on a high, Drop The Lime ties the many tendrils of his hugely influential imprint in one 25-track strong set. The result isn't just a celebration of T&B's successes, but the development of bass music at large and how it's irreparably dented US club culture for the better. Timeless highlights include AC Slater's epic speed garage slapdown twist of Mathhead, Supra1's jiggling wobblefest twist of Little Jinder and the proto-tropical fusions of The Boogaloo Crew. A genuinely historic document: high five to Trouble & Bass for all the good times.