Review: A delightful triplet of remix tracks here, brought to you on the Dutty Audio imprint from serial badmen Optiv, BTK and Borderline who get given the remix treatment by Mefjus, optiv and Teknik respectively. Kicking off with Optiv & BTK - "Whatever (Mefjus Remix)", it's all power booming subs, robotic voiceovers and raw, neuro mayhem with plenty of punch. Next is BTK - "Drop It (Optiv Remix)" which is all grinding b-line, grouchy SFX and hissing hi hats a-plenty, whilst Borderline - "Thinker (Teknik Remix)" is a proper 3am rinse out tune with plenty of bite.
Review: Dutty Audio are turning ten years old this week and boy do they know how to live large and celebrating larger, as their 10 Years of Dutty Audio compilation brings together some of the biggest names in drum & bass for a firestorm of crushing basslines and hammered up hits. Chromatic, Mefjus, Teddy Killerz, Level 2, Neve and Optiv & BTK are amongst the heavyweights on the release and it's a stellar lineup for the label to have secured. Level 2 brings one of the more considered, stripped back cuts of the compilation with 'Nothing To Fear', which has a bounciness that belies the undertones of ferocity which lie beneath it. Mefjus is on top form as per with his remix of 'Whatever', and Neve is back to his usal breaksy, creative tricks with 'Space Cowboy's'. Wicked stuff.