Review: The opening track from BCUK's seminal Book Of The Bad album, Nitrous - carved with tramen-troubling darksmith Trace in 1999 - gets a 2017 edit and remaster for today's dancefloors. Still just as breath-taking, hair-raising and prang-triggering, this never fails to blast holes in the floor. One of many out-and-out Bad Company classics.
Review: DJ Trace is rolling with the old-school artwork and the gritty vibes of the early 2000s are present all the way through this tune, as he splutters grey textures over spitting drum lines to great effect. 'Twister' is a pummelling one, with a spinning and gurgling bassline that pushes the track forward with great momentum. The flip is a bit more foreboding, with sweeping pads that swoop down into the range and make it an aggressive affair to say the least. Big.
Review: The one and only Digital celebrates his label's 50th release with this incredible V/A collection featuring some of the most important names and artists in the movement. Calibre, Klute, Kiljoy, Need For Mirrors, Drumsound & Bassline Smith and many more all feature on the album, ensure the Function signature broadsword, open-armed sound remains as developed and varied as it's known for being. Highlights include Calibre & Jet Li's drum-heavy drama stepper "Least Loved", the unabashed bashment of Digital's own "Dub Conscious", Seba & Jr Vallo's epic growler "Wasabi", DJ Trace's wild breakbeat ruckus "Spirits" and Klute's insane "Sick Of It All". These are just examples of a completely killer collection with no filler whatsoever... All contrasts, shades, styles and energies, Digital doesn't not mess around!