Review: Cold Busted is the scene leader when it comes to hip-hop informed instrumentals. This latest release sees two cult producers supply one slick new jam each. The spectaculalry monikerer 80s Casual is first on the stands, rustling up "Fiesta" - which is a rich Balearic shuffle based around some hypnotic classical Spanish guitar samples. Next Yuri Petrovski presents "True" which in theory, with its sampling of Spandau Ballet's pastel -tinged hit of the same name, would be more appropriately attributed to the name 80s Casual - seeing as that was who originally danced to the tune nback in '83. A sunkissed classic nonetheless though.
Review: Raw jams galore on this sex track compilation from Paradisiaca Recordings. DJ Hoodcore opens proceedings with the stripped back bounce of "Phyre" (which also gets remixed by Mike G to impressive effect), before DJ's Eskilate's "Ice" drops with bleepy, 8-bit textures and melodies plundered right out of an Atari. Also be sure to check "If You Sex C" by DJ Doomdark's Revenge - part trance anthem, part screwed R&B, part garage roller, all fire - and the even better "AAMG Anthem" by DJ AK-4luv, DJ Tee Whizz and DJ Reek Rawz.