Triple DMC champion DJ Cable has devoted more time of late to his production work, and it shows. "Cartridge", featuring the venerable mic skills of mega-mouth MC Goldfinger, is arguably his most sure-footed release to date. With its sparse, rolling grime rhythm, 8-bit melodies, pulsating sub-bass and vintage video game samples, it sounds like a contemporary love letter to grime's halcyon days as a genuinely fresh East London sound. The vocal original is joined by an instrumental version and a handy acapella. There's also the small matter of the Devil Mix, which makes more of the bass, "power-up" noises and occasional 808 cowbells.
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