Dub Sense - "Hood Flow" (feat MC Mel) - (5:23) 175 BPM
Krom & System - "Crackpot" - (4:28) 175 BPM
Review: Logikz Audio are building up a name for themselves as a label who never fail to bring out the big guns with their music. It's always heavy, hard-hitting and built on soundscapes and vibes which are deeply urban. The first track on this VP is no different and it kicks off with 'How We Do', a punchy roller with a bassline that stretches out over the horizon, the only constant being its grinding, coarse nature and the manner in which it constantly mutates and evolves. 'Twisted' is equally as rough but less rolling and more stepping, its structure and nature constantly changes, and it keeps the tune sounding consistently fresh. The rest of the EP is absolute vibes too.
Review: Brand new UK duo Bunnerz make their debut on Pick N Mix with this punchy, varied stink-fest. The healthy vibe range is clear from the off as opener "Settle Down" kicks off with spiky jump-up intent before "10 Stripes" follows on a moody, groaning sewer note. Other highlights include the rifle-like midrange bass fluctuations on "Reaction", the cheeky swagger and funk of "Recon OG" and the hectic twists and turns of "Merked". An impressive debut; keep Bunnerz on your radar.
Review: This new release from Brawlin Beats is aptly named Squadron, a fitting title considering its contents: four tracks from four different producers, all of them connected by their respecticve commitment to gully club vibes. Imagine the A-team but with bigger balls. Longtime producer Vital kicks things off with 'Communication Error', although we don't think there's been any lost meanings in this particular creative message as Vital slams his hand down on the table with choppy basses, big drums and all the rest. Dead Intent brings the clasic jump up vibes, Bunnerz gets techy and squelchy, and Natural Error hits your head with a rock, David and Goliath style.
Review: Maurizzle, who we're pretty sure isn't the D&B alias of Snoop Dog, is only one of the artists featuered on this EP from Brawlin Beatsz, including originals from himself and then Vital, Refracta and others. 'Can't Let Go' is a bit Souped-Up in its basic but effective melody and stabby back end, it's the sort of tune you'd hear at Boomtown and it's definitely the sort of tune that would go down well. The best track comes from Bunnerz, who flips this one into a KoTR-esque stomper with big 'ol bassline and even bigger sense of dread. Super hans style.