Review: Now this most certainly is a treat as we jump into a fiery new compilation and mix project from the Hot Cakes team, who invite the sounds of Lady Waks inside for a feature length exploration into breaks and bass music. It's a truly all star cast for this one as we dive into original creations from the likes of Stanton Warriors, Jay Robinson, Them&Us, Benny Page, Deeklike & Ed Solo, Origin8 & Propa, alongside many many more. Featuring fifty-nine outstanding breakbeat epics alongside a full length studio mix from Lady Waks, this is a perfect showcasing of the breaks and D&B sound in 2021, with highlights including the smooth soundscaping of Firestar Soundsystem's 'Pressure', the intense vocal pressure of 'Trigger' from Phibes and of course the nostalgic drum rolls of 'Boom Baby' from Slip 187 & Rax. Incredible stuff!
Review: The creativity within breakbeat music is at an all time high as the genre continuously collides with the rise of UK bass music. For this release we hear Bradley Drop get busy alongside the Dogeatdog platform for EDM inspired single entitled "Bring That Back". This track has to be credited for it's incredibly creative synth design, as well as its catchy rolling rhythms, vocal slicing and weighty sub-bass textures. This is a track you could slide into a variety of set lists, making it extremely malleable as a single release.
Review: The Hot Cakes label is dishing out nothing but stone-cold classics as of late, and this latest coup from Bradley Drop, Proxxy and DJ Lantern is another small step towards their total domination of the nu-school breakbeat space! "Music Takes Control" is the only track residing on this effective little EP, but it's got enough vibes in it to see the entire night through; kicking off with lush progressive house chords, the tune develops into a fine-ass breaks bombshell filled with soul and funk throughout its entire arrangement - a big tune for the big-room deejay.