Review: More muscular swag from Ground Level's Hero. The hook-heavy "Crushin" is like the work of Tiga, LFO and Rennie Pilgrem squeezed into one sweaty, rolling mess. "Whack Job" gets us even filthier with its choppy vocals, trappy snares and pit bull bass barks. "Once More Around The Yard" closes the show and does its best to clean the grime off us with its evangelistic pianos before the playful drop into a subverted EDM drum roll riff gets us all grubby again. Which, to be fair, is exactly how we like it.
Review: A trio of breakbeat treats from Ground Level's most consistent hero. "Celestial Bodies" offers a wry nod at the legacy of LFO thanks to its insistent waspy acid line and smouldering bass warps before dropping into a timeless synth hook and Stantons-style booty bass section. "Hula Hoop" is a much more stripped-back affair, allowing the bass to play the lead role as it builds from slimline and sinewy to a chubby walloper of unhealthy proportions. "Ghetto Stomp" brings us to a fitting climax. Dynamically built to offer more and more drama on every 16, let the robot voices and ricocheting tech shots lead you through every shade of dancefloor darkness.
Review: Superslam sonics from Ground Level veteran DJ Hero, each of these three cuts could power an electric car for well over 100,000 miles and still have charge left for more. "Candy Cruizin" is as sweet as it sounds; galvanised by rifling-like stabs that nod to the old school while remaining wholly futuristic, it's instant throw-down material. "Comfort Zone" takes a selection of big room (insistent riffs, razor-diced vocal stabs) and trap motifs (booming subs and naked kicks) and processes them through the breakbeat's industrial strength party machine. Finally we hit "Page 136" where we're instantly submersed in rich textures of mechanical gutter funk, lazer-reaching synths and alien screaming bass rips. Heavy.