A relative newcomer to the scene, Jason Lancaster aka. J Logic has joined the reputable house of jazzy D&B that is Soul Deep to release his first EP. Fusing the fresh jazz-tinged sounds of American liquid D&B with the unmistakeable heat of soulful, Brazilian influences, it's his live sampling and nostalgic brass tones that give this collection of track sits edge. "I've Got The Love" freshens up and becomes a dancefloor roller reminiscent of Nu:Tone, whereas cheeky junglist breaks in the title track push the boundaries once again. A man with many influences and many talents; keep your eyes on this one.
Long-term collaborators J Majik & Wickaman make a triumphant return on Goldie's seminal D&B label, Metalheadz. The low slung, murmuring utterance "Ritual" marks no less than the 93rd release on Metalheadz; spaced out atmospherics are paired with terse breaks, underpinned by a humming bassline and disarming vocal contribution. "Old Headz" harks back to the golden era with rolling breaks, evocative cooing vocal and rumbling, rolling bass, which should send shivers down the spine of any true junglist. Deeply compelling from start to finish, this sums up Metalheadz's musicality and dancefloor compatibility to the tee. Amen!