Review: Co-Lab Recordings is a joint venture by Benny Colab & Heist, run between the West Midlands and Essex respectively. Their latest release comes from London's Collette Warren, who collaborates with Motiv again to bring you a liquid drum and bass roller in the form of "Cloak & Dagger" in the tradition of legends like LTJ Bukem or Marcus Intalex. The tracks' soulful and emotive elements are the perfect backdrop for the breathtaking vocals that play centre stage throughout.
Review: Ruffneck Ting have really outdone themselves with this one and it's courtsy of Verdikt, who, across four tunes, seriously rolls things out. It's the sampler for a forthcoming longer project and the standout tune is 'Wrong', featuring Dazee andd Collette Warren, the latter of whom smashes the vocal work as per usual, injecting that little something extra into a tune already thriving on its diet of wide snare hits and wibbly wobbly sub bass. 'Ya Ya' is a unique which reminds us of Bungle's 'Coccooned' with its repitition and relentlessness, except the bass in question isn't a constant note but another superbly wobbly sub bass. The others are equally stripped back, and we really love the barebones approach being taken here.