Essex-based DJ Trax has been churning out the hits since 1993 (first hit single "High Time on Moving Shadow), making him one of jungle's survivors. He doesn't release that much these days, but what he does put out tends to be rather good. "20,000 Beats Under The Sea", the title track from this first solo single since 2014, is a wonderful blast from the past: a punchy, party-starting fusion of original jungle drums, jazzy samples and the kind of dreamy electronics frequently found on late '90s Good Looking Records releases. You'll find more ballsy, bass-heavy jungle pressure on the cracking "This Station" is a head-in-the-clouds early D&B roller built around metallic carnival percussion. On "No Name" KJ Sawka (Pendulum) delivers his live drums!
Dutch breakbeat connoisseurs Next Phase hoist the jungle flag proudly once again with four ace blistering broken jams. Infest ignites the party with big dubby roller that's awash with big reverbed dub synths, Manchester's Earl Grey smothers the vibe with dense pressure before gradually allowing the dynamics to filter through the atmospheres with icy glee and OG DJ Trax nods towards his old mate Paradox with some incredible and ludicrously funky drum work. Enjoy calms us all down with a deep dub slice that drones so hard you'll think you've just fallen into a sinkhole. Sweet dreams.