Review: Pronounced "adverb", this solo American producer lays down some beautifully textured and very glitched out bass-step on this release for Car Crash Set. "Lust" rips apart its atmospheric opening with a torrent of fierce leads, while "Colourful Eyes" sounds on a par with Rustie's sci-fi voyaging. Check out the maximal joys of "Sugar Glaze" as an excellent first step into the world of +Verb.
Review: With the vinyl pressed and sold out, Stretch's AKO Beatz unleash their "Unknown Elements" on the digital realm. Mantra takes the lead with a Rupture-ready amen shaker "Powder Of Life", FDB Project and Madcap tap into the heady spirit of 94 with the ageless jungle tonic that is "Nema", Verb ensures our focus is fully squared on the paranoid, crying bassline and the iced out Headz mentasms in the background while Antidote closes the show with AKO Beatz darkest jam to date. Terror jungle vibes aplenty, handle with care and attention.
Review: The "Final Chapter LP" brings together a collection of tracks from the likes of Stranjah, Overlook, Relapse, Parallel & Coincide, Heavy Stereo and My Foul. With upcoming D&B talent in abundance across the album, this is well worth listening to if you like unearthing new music and discovering new names. From the rolling percussion of "Prominence" through such moments as Fade's experimental "Ruff Tactics" and Champa B's old skool "Darkness Through Light", there is plenty for everyone here. Also watch out for Double O's "Concrete Jungle" and Verb & Devastate's "The Killzone". Awesome.
Review: Hmm, now what would the music found on a collection entitled "Chronic Rollers" be like? If you're a fan of tight snares, big, bulging bass and the type of rolling riddims that keep parties raving on 'til sunrise, then this LP was especially put together with you in mind. Featuring old hands and newcomers, favourites and rising stars, Chronic have pulled together the finest rollers available to humanity and placed them here, now. If you need further convincing, the likes of Savage rehab, Bladerunner, Silent Type and DJ Chap all play jungle-infused liquid D&B blinders while darker sounds come from Jam Thieves and L Side. With this on your side, who needs a feelgood playlist?