Review: Trust in trust! Trex and Quest's imprint hits the soul hard once again with three more authentic rolling damagers. First up is Trex and bonafide US don Jaybee with a worm-like wriggler that will sit so well in any mix you can imagine. John Rolodex follows with a harder hitting piece of late 90s style damagement by way of a riff that can slam for days while Cybin returns from his coffee break with a beautiful piece of rave-inspired work. All emotional pads and big cymbal-slapping breaks, this concludes an EP that can only be filed under 'classically trained jungle at its finest.'
Zere/Magnafide & Gabriel Habit - "Mindfulness" - (5:36) 173 BPM
Trex - "Conundrum" - (5:43) 172 BPM
Criteria - "Night Dash" - (4:31) 173 BPM
Trex - "Tabasco" - (5:42) 174 BPM
Cybin & Trex - "Tall Order" - (5:20) 172 BPM
Review: Trust in Trust Audio.... Trex & Quest's imprint looks back over their first 10 releases and cherry picks some of the many highlights over the last two years to bring everyone up to speed. If you know anything about Trex's rolling gold or the labels' underground spirit, you'll already know how on point these cuts are. The big airy breezes of Zere's "Mindfulness", the spicy stank of Trex's "Tabasco" and that devilish infectious rattle and pranged out alien whirrs and slurs on Cybin & Trex's "Tall Order" are just some of the heavyweight highlights right here. Trust us; when Trust say best bits, they mean it...
Ben Soundscape - "Delayed" (Bonus Track) - (4:30) 174 BPM
Review: The yearly escapades of Bristol's Intrigue Music are entering their seventheenth consecutive year, a huge achievement for the label. Like always, the album is full of a broad range of tempos and sounds that embody the ethos of an imprint known more for its consistent quality than any particular style. 'So Many Moments' by Philth and Farz, with Collette Warren on vocals, is a beautiful, floating track that rests on solid foundations but which carries a lightness, a deftness which sees it hover in hypnotic fashion. Randall, MC Fats and Ben Soundscape get jungley on 'Rollin' Ruff', Octo Pi gets even heavier on 'Battle Cap', and the album is all round just an ideal LP for all the heads out there. Big.
Review: Intrigue's yearly Anniversary Collection is always one of the best liquid albums of the year and it's pretty crazy to think that they're on number 17 now, so shout out to Ben Soundscape and the rest of the crew. This album, then, is appropriately packed to the gills with liquid talent, including Phase 2, Lurch, Deviant & Sam BInary and more. Lurch's 'London Bridge' rolls out the funk in style, with floating piano stabs that pop in neatly above its solid percussive foundation. Phase 2 always doles out the goods and he does so again with the stuttering jungle of 'Destruction', and 'Cosmic Roller', courtesy of Deviant & Sam Binary, is another walloper full of depth. Oosh.