Got a lighter? Good. Not got a lighter? Time to take up smoking. Your doctor will hate you for it, your loved ones will tell you about your smelly breath, you might die younger but boy will Blackley and renowned MC duo Starz & Deeza will love you forever. And being as they've given us one of the most euphoric, feel-good intros Cre8 have released so far, taking up smoking is the least we can do. Positive vibes through-and-through, you'll be thrusting your lighter around the place for months on end to this. Massive.
Blackley's CRE8DNB community continues to develop at pace with their second sensory-assaulting collective EP. Dub Berzerka opens with hammer horror strings before Ironlung updates his battle bash parade with grizzly one-note bass hits on "Killer". CRE8 founder Blackley joins the fray with a swinging, mischievous funk-up "Roll It Out" and Damage Report get straight up silly with the rising detuned bass spirals of "Make U Famous". Jaxx and Sidejobz bring up the rear; the former getting creative with spoken word samples and an AK47 bassline, the latter gets all kung-fu with black belt bassline skills. Brutal.
Random Concept calling an EP "Floor Fillers" is like Mr Kipling naming his new range of cakes as 'tasty'... We can't think of a release on the label that hasn't filled the floor! Stating the obvious is just one of the label's strengths, they can also put together a serious all star cast, as proved right here: Jayline's "Tommy Knocker" flexes with a vocal power that's reminiscent of DJ SS and Warren G's work together, Filthy Habits continue to dominate with a powerful jump-up ripper while Saxxon does a really trippy trick as a jazzy riff comes out of a radio tuning sample before leaping into a demonstratively dark bass riff. Elsewhere we find bong-busting Blackley doing the funky triplet thing on "Botanical", Modified Motion add a little bounce to the collection with a blend that's highly reminiscent of Moving Fusion back in the day while RV and Garry K close the show with an eerie stepper, all stretched out hollow bass and cheek-splintering snares.
Fresh from the Cre8 DnB Radio Show comes the crew's backbone - Rowney, DJ Blackley, Certified Sickness, Fineprint and Jaxx all make an appearance to bring the cult radio station to a club near you. Filled with the upfront sounds you'd expect with the creative twists you might not, each producer adds a touch of the unexpected, making this a release you don't want to miss. Highlights include the hyped jump-up of "Not This Time" to the strange, kung-fu film inspired mania of "Get To The Point". There's "Reactor Faliure"'s techy build-up to Fineprint's brutal "Chop Off your Arm" and finally the downright filthy final track "Twisted Tones". After this you'll be a Cre8 convert.
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