Man of the moment Benny L has had an incredible rise over the last two years, guided and nurtured by Ram Trilogist and Audioporn founder Shimon, Benny's groaning, rumbling basslines have become a benchmark that sit right up there with Serum and Voltage as the best in the contemporary game. Case in point: "Low Blow", a tune that's been unavoidable at festivals throughout the summer and famously made Goldie pull the best bass faces the Mixmag live stream has ever seen. It's backed by three other crucial rollers: the iced-out Headz homage "Route Zero", the thunder-striking drum-shattering "Hold It Down" and the whirlwind sense-zapper "Home." Four absolutely crucial cuts from one of this year's most essential rising drum & bass stars.
Jaybee & XTC's 'Charlie' is a ride inside a paranoid vortex. Childish whispers hide amongst melodic shadows, worrying 'I don't feel good about this', surrounded by icy drips, metallic stabs and tumbling bass. The classic breaks surround you like net dragging you further still into this long dark tunnel. Benny L is on fine form right now producing one dancefloor destroyer after another, this is a fast paced, forward moving shuffler with a devastating sub. From the strength of this sampler, and the smasher that was Session 1 we're looking forward to hearing the full LP.