Newcastle-based trio of drum & bass production masterminds Sato, Phobia and Tyrone have booted a spring up the bad parts with "Intermission", an immediately arresting delve into the murky jungle pasts of all three chaps. Bassy in all the right places and filled with the classic jangle of vintage amens, it's a star in its own right. "Knock Knock" is a more contemporary affair, in so much as it uses all the futuristic Carl Sagan-esque sound effects in its power to create the sensation of being hurtled through space to an ice cool jungle break soundtrack. Raw and heavy these tracks hopefully herald a new future of decent jungle-inspired D&B. We can only hope.
Zero T's dreadnought-heavy bass in his remix of "Lightweight" is anything but. We can only imagine he's being sarcastic. Lucidly wriggling and squirming through tight breaks and booming kick drums, there's a real feeling of movement in this track, of not only stepping forward but reacting in a huge depth of sound. Really impressive stuff. Mutated Forms have had a string of heavy-as-you-like releases on a number of impressive labels since they broke into the scene with their own brand of filthy beats. Their VIP of fan favourite "Best Served Cold" proves their might is heavier than their bite, adding slick rhythms and a big fat bassline to an already impeccable dance floor filler. Both tracks are killing it in clubs already, don't sleep.