Rotterdam rotters PRSPCT unleash two outrageously heavy slabs of gabber-entrenched D&B from the unruly native Acid Diaper. Both cuts acting as an explicit order: "Get Hard" is a savage stampede of tears and spikes while a chop-slapping breakbeat grinds the groove with mechanical madness while "Get Loud" is even more forthright thanks to its unrelenting 4/4 and croaky hook that breakdown into a shivering emotional drop before re-building into the nastiest hook you've ever experienced. Not for the faint-heated, this is lesson in delightful sonic extremities.
Scottish D&B rogue Aesthetics continues his good work on Jaydan's Smokin Riddims imprint with his most extensive release to date. Flexing from the madcap strings and triplet funk of "Villains" (think a modern day "Disco Dodo") to the darker, eerie vibes and hypnotic clicks and claps of "Old World" via the stark stabs and insanity-coded riff and pneumatic beats of "Kush", it showcases Aesthetics as a serious producer who understands the need for funk and character in productions. Complete with a running film noir theme, there's a great sense of fun and a consistency that's seldom found on D&B EPs. Essential.