Actual Phantom - disappointingly not an actual phantom (we checked) - makes the sort of bootleg breaks mash-ups that come with a mile-wide grin and basslines that could fell a herd of cows at 50 paces. There's little subtle about either of the tracks here, but both will send breaks dancefloors - not usually known for their love of the intricacies of electronic music - into arm-waving raptures. "I Need Your Lovin" cheekily uses vocal samples from a familiar old MOR classic ("Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes"). The fact that it works is a thrilling surprise. "You Don't Love Me", meanwhile, is a skanking assault on the head, hips and feet.
Actual Phantom deliver two huge breakbeat monsters on Actual Sounds. Sampling Skee Lo?s "I Wish" the two tracks pulsate and bang to the anthemic lyrics of the original. The Good to Grow mix combines big breaks with the classic hook before throwing in some breakbeat madness. The Hoops for Ballers remix sees faster beats and dirtier bass mixing with rolling drums.