Review: Just look at the list of titans on this album.... The Prodigy, Sub Focus, Spor, Chase & Status, dBridge & Skeptical, Icicle, Benny L, Artificial Intelligence and so many more have all contributed to this worthy compendium from brand new mental and physical wellness festival Getahead. Not one contributor disappoints across the set as we're treated to 100 percent exclusives from across the board. From the rampant late 90s tech twists of Chase & Status's "All Crew" to the delicious halftime vibes of Proxima's "Trek" right through Halogenix's sense-melting remix of Koiya, this really is a massive piece of work... And proceeds going to Music Minds Matter. This is such an important release!
Review: The beast has landed! Ram Records' most important releases in recent times, the pioneering label celebrate quarter of a century with this insane collection of 25 seminal cuts and 17 selected reversions. Roots and future all in check, every cut reminds why Ram and its founder Andy C have the status they do in drum & bass. Total Science's tasteful jazz touches on "Cool Down", Metrik's growling Aston Martin style rebuild of "X-Ray", Bladerunner's precision update on "Quest", Shimon's personal update on his and Andy's "Night Flight", Chase & Status's elephantine shake-up of "Valley Of The Shadows". We're just listing perfect remixes for the sake of it now... You already know how big a deal this is.
Review: Holy moly! Calyx & Teebee aren't messing around this year are they? Demolishing everything in their wake with firing one-track scuds since February, "Ruffian" "Scaramanga" and "Conquest" have seen the duo going back to their underground, roughhouse roots in three rowdy different ways. Now comes "Blown", a rampant electrified sandpaper jam that sounds similar to early BSE or Stakka & Skynet but with C&T-level production flexing. Techy heads-down body-slamming bliss... Prepare to be blown away (not sorry)
Review: The mighty Calyx & Teebee return with their first new Ram tracks since their album 1x1 last year. Taking a step back from the heavier, full-frontal sounds they're famed for, "Ruffian" takes us back to their time on Moving Shadow with twisted, heavily-sprung jungle fire - all spaced out drums and textural trippiness that's not dissimilar to Dub Phizix or Skeppy-style track. Just one track for now... We're excited to see where the premiership duo is taking us this year.