Few labels state a clearer manifesto than Bass=Win. And they seem to be on quite the mission at the moment. One of several label compilations available this month (covering both dubstep and breakbeat) we're treated to five brusque bangers, each laced with barbed bottom end charm we've come to expect. It's nice to see the return of Atomic Hooligan who let rip with a hefty 4/4 and a cool Boogie Down Productions sample. Further on we find a dash of Turbo-style techno finding its way in the mix via K-Theory's "Get It Right", but done in a filthy B=W fashion. Another highlight comes in the form of Rico Tubbs and Will Power's brick-munching power house remix of Tomb Crew's ragga-tinged "Inna Dat".
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!