Ryan Julian & Hybrid Theory - "Break It" (original mix) - (2:41) 155 BPM
Review: As a label project, LW Recordings are hailed worldwide for their explosive dance music compilations, so we were super excited when we saw that volume 2 of their dubstep series 'Essential Dubstep Weapons' was being readied for the shelves. From start to finish the project is spectacular, encompassing so many styles, be it the emotive chord progressions of 'Do It' by DopeztB or the more stripped back arrangements of 'Infidel' from Re5a. Other highlights for us have to include the hardcore riddim flavours of WinWel's 'Oh' and the spooky sounds of Platypus's 'Mandalay'. Overall it's a great selection and a must buy for any dubstep fanatic.
Review: The first in a series of compilations by Jura Soundsystem which blends dub, ambient, downtempo, boogie and proto house with a focus on previously unreleased music, out of print titles and some special versions edited specifically for the album. According to label boss Kevin Griffiths, the intention of this project was to delve deeper into the reissue pond and unearth some lesser known tracks and artists. Light one up and swagger to the sunkissed groove of Astral Engineering's "Seashore Dub", submit to the sweet steel drums and cosmo-dub vibes of Ken Dang's "Born In Borneo" (Jura Soundsystem Edit) or get down to the boogie-down vibe of Tabou Combo Superstars' "Ooh La La" (Jura Soundsystem Edit). The end of the album includes some soothing ambient tools.