Barry Ashworth dons his booty backpack for another selection of razor-sharp reversions. "Eek Boy" takes Eek-A-Mouse to the forefront of 170BPM science with a skank-packed shock-out while Odetta's "Hit Or Miss" gets both the funk and D&B treatments with insanely funky results. "Ranking Nation" smashes down the dancehall while Horace Andy's classic "Skylarking" enjoys two tempo-flexing interpretations. The term 'bombs' doesn't even begin to describe how on-point these bootlegs are. Serious party bizzle - they don't call him the General for nothing!
Ukrainian born and bred, Histibe likes to pepper his tracks with techy nastiness. The second compilation from the Mask Movement label, this release chronicles the first years of the producer's drum & bass career, moving though neurofunk, techstep and techno to arrive slap bang in the middle of his own hard-edged, crisp and clear sound. With artwork by Joe Perez fresh from Kanye Wests' DONDA studio and a minimalist video premiered on Jay Z's Life+Times, you could say this release is huge. And you'd be right. Get introduced asap.