As a movement, 1Forty has been seriously impressive since it's conception, consistently putting together impactful releases across both grime and bass. This four track compilation comes as their second in the bass criteria, featuring some serious stormers. We kick off with Sammy Virji's prized wobbler 'Punctuation' before dipping into the lethal growling reeses of Arridim's 'Pirate Radio'. Following this we roll into 'Your Booty', a skippy stuttered dancefloor mauler from Spectrum before rounding off the EP in style as Odd Nature steps forward for 'Battle', a real 4x4 speaker rattler.
While many of the expansive reissues on Defected's 4 To The Floor sub-label have focused on U.S house hits, here they serve up a genuine UK house classic: original Junior Boys Own anthem "There But For The Grace of God" by Terry Farley and Pete Heller under the Fire Island guise. Their cheery, sing-along soulful house original version (the "Live 'n' Funky Mix") comes accompanied by pretty much every remix there's been to date. Amongst the highlights are a bustling U.S garage dub by Roger Sanchez, a sublime ten-minute vocal take by Joey Negro, a wonderfully loved-up "Super-Dub" by X-Press 2 (which, funnily enough, reminded us of Black Science Orchestra jam "Save Us") and a thrillingly muscular, Sound Factory-friendly dub by Farley and Heller under the alternative Roach Motel alias.