Review: Wooi to the oi, Camo Tribe look back over this strange old year we call 2021 and compile the biggest and baddest of their releases on this one collection. Weighing in 56 tracks, there's a lot to unpack here with far too many highlights to mention individually. But with a spread that ranges from the high end trills and high voltage energy of Smokin' Keys' 'So High' and goes all the way the timeless subby fluctuations and dubby vocals of Temper Dee's 'Lion Hart' via the dreamy rave pads and thunderous bass of DJ Uniques' 'A Little Love', you know there's something for everyone. Camo: hiding in plain sight, vibing with plain hype.
Review: Camo Tribe have been surfing the radar of true school drum and bass now for two years now, who again rise to the surface with a a 22-track large compilation. Full of unique artists, monikers, aliases, collaborations and pseudonyms, Camo Tribe's expression comes through low key urban junglisms like C.E.'s "Are You For Real" next to UK hardcore and rave in S-Man's "Clash Tings". You'll find an undeniable classic edge and retroactive refreshments in numbers by Destiny, DJ Evil E and Conrad Sub, to the devilish dubs of Jumanji, Danny Styles "Get Mad (1996 Unreleased Dubplate)" and DJ Direkt.
Review: Aseity's No KIllah EP on Viral-Mental isn't one of those releases for people who like to sit back, sip on a mug of matured whisky and debate the stylistic evolution of music. It's not about pretention, it's about having a good time and for that purpose it's ideally suited. Four tracks full of dancefloor vigour, Aseity has achieved his presumed goal of making music that'll get people moving. 'Coke Wa*k' has that Dispatch-esque forcefulness to its percussive lines; 'Want You' hits that suspense in the build perfectly; 'You Aint No Killah' has a naughty bassline; and 'One More' nails the big, wide snare sound. Nice stuff.