Review: Climbing up the camo netting with stealth, Spanish duo follow up their assassin IM:LTD EP with their broadest bounty to date. Full focus on the drumwork, "Badman" does that rolling halftime thing that Om Unit does so well, "All Kind Of People" and "Just A Herb" take us even darker into the dance with raw tribal spaciousness where the heart-stopping kicks command the situation. "Rainy Riddim" continues the visceral drum patterns but with a subtle and floaty jungle icing while "Selassie I" is straight up jungle naughtiness, all rattling amens and twisted mentasms. Finally "Kill It Properly" bids us adieu with a wonked percussive agenda similar to Digital. This isn't called the "Badman" EP for nothing.
Review: We were very excited to dive deep into this fantastic new compilation project from Philthtrax, who bring forth a host of jukey style originals for us to feast upon. Totalling at 13 tracks, this project takes us left, right and centre, including heavyweight recordings from the likes of Turk Turkleton, Buen Clima, Super Jim Z and more. For us there are some clear stand outs including Ghostwhip's moogy expanse in 'Slap It', and the storming collaboration between Jonny Megabyte and Six Foe who get busy with their combined energies on the spacey tones of 'Dancefloor Murderers'. This is definitely a project we would recommend taking in as a whole, rather than as a run of individual singles.