Breakout & Steryx X Jay Jay - "Mystic" - (4:34) 175 BPM
Review: Both bubbling away on labels like Good 4 Nothing and Eternal Muzic, Breakout and Steryx collide for four addictive contemporary jump-up bangers. 'Rules' sets the scene with a monstrous bounce and widescreen harmonics on the bassline, 'Listen' gets sharper and more streamlined in its pace and focus while 'Torture' is much darker and tense. Finally Jay Jay joins the fray for the old school funk-up 'Mystic', a cut that licks up with classic 2000 jump-up cheekiness. Killa.
Review: Good 4 Nothing rally up the troops for a good old fashioned VA knees up with some good friends old and new. 'Horrible' by name, sick by nature across the five tracks we're treated to layers on layers of hurly burly basslines and high energy riffs. Standouts come courtesy of Kensei (old school Playaz vibes on 'Show You') the crispy militance and high pressure kickdrums of Machine Attax's 'Innocent Blood' and the moody, swampy funk of Complex's 'Go' but the whole EP is straight up fire.
Review: After some impressive outings by the likes of Monss, Alphaze and James Hiraeth, Norwich-based label Jumped Up are back this week with a riveting EP by two ascendant names on the scene. Leicester's Breakout joins label regular PSYCH (Will Swiers) on the jump-up throwdown of "Money Laundering" - get rich or die trying indeed! There's block rockin' party beats aplenty thereafter, as heard on the wonky stepper "Animated" which certainly has enough attitude to pack the dancefloor, followed by the darkside techstep roller "Disturbed" which harks back to the sound's heyday on the early noughties.