Review: As one of the leading forces in worldwide bass music, AC Slater returns to his home imprint of Night Bass to unveil a fabulous selection of remixes, working directly off his critically acclaimed 'Hi8' album project. The line up is spicy to say the least, with the likes of Flava D, Sammy Virji, DALCO, NuKid, CID and more all getting involved for one the biggest remix projects bass music has ever seen. The two real standouts for us come from two brits however, as Bushbaby's colourful relick of 'Attitude' from AC & Taiki Nulight immediately catches our ears, alongside Drinks On Me's smooth and well thought out overhaul of 'Every Pigeon Is a Dove', featuring the wonderful vocal layers of Murkage Dave.
Review: It's been a long time coming, but after a long run of exciting single drop, Night Bass founder and all around dance music legend: AC Slater lands on his home imprint for a brand new album project. The project features the previously released single 'Final Fantasy' but as a club mix alongside a bag of incredible collaborative additions, including Dread MC, Jay Robinson, Chris Lorenzo, Murkage Dave, Taiki Nulight and more. With twelve tracks of the highest quality, AC has really set the bar super high, with particular highlights including the high energy collaboration with Jack Beats, Sinden and Flowdan entitled 'Boss Like That', along with the tasty house tones of 'Feeling Awake'.
Review: So it would appear that the Goons Music imprint has put together an all star squad here as they unveil the second part of their 'GOONsquad EP IV' release, featuring six exciting production talents. We begin with a gander at Alenn and Angry Beats, who join forces for the hardcore inspired piano switch ups and niche bassline rolls of 'Fabulous', before Crazy Funky Crew and Triptyque join forces for the lofi minimlisim of 'Next Door'. Next, Mike Epsse arrives with his inspired bass-heavy roller in 'Bas Princess', combining dancefloor inspired drum sounds with hard hitting bass tones, before we finish up proceedings with the experimental bass stitchings of 'Donk' from ONE&TWO.
Review: As one would expect, the Fat! label never like to hold back when it comes to compilations - they like to go all-out and rightfully leave the diet option to others. We're talking bass here, and lots of it; moreover, the Breaks Vol.1 comp provides all shades of the stuff, mostly filtered through percussive lens. In this leviathan, you'll find tunes by the likes of Merka, who absolutely destroys the place with a gunshot of beats and electro-charged bass, or Boabinga and his new strains of pseudo-jungle, and even Peacemaker's funkier shade of breakbeat. That's just to give you a snapshot because, in all honesty, this is one to be enjoyed in its entirety. Go forth and download the lot!
Review: Hot on the heels of Tru Thoughts' recent Tasty Beats compilation, the firmly party orientated label has rustled up a tenth instalment of their Party Breaks series. Now it's time to shake it up at every house party you can find this summer! Highlights include Bang N Mash's funky old skool Eric B mash-up "I Got Soul", Chudy's "So What?" which intertwines the Tom Tom Club and Destiny's Child to sizzling effect and finally DJ Clairvo who fuses big beat, ragga and vintage organ stabs on "Here Me Now All Massive". Boom!
Review: Don't be fooled by the name: there's nothing basic about this Spanish artist. Back on Soul Deep (by way of two releases on Vivid), Basic Forces lays down another clutch of roomy rollers that would sit prettily alongside the tunes of LSB, Flowrian, Bcee or any of the liquid elite. Highlights range from the infectiously tight percussion and classical pads of "Long Time" and the light brushy drums and sleepy slides and reverse touches of "Dreamer".