Review: Hello is that the police? Good. We'd like to report some absolute murderation! The culprits are A.M.C and Turno and they've left the scene of the crime in a bit of mess; amens, bass subversions, drama and bloodshed everywhere, "Vendetta" will never be the same again. Hello is that the fire brigade? Good. We'd like to report some serious dancefloor arson. The culprits are Flowidus and they've left the dancefloor a blazed up mess. Scorched hairs, frazzled goosebumps and third degree burns everywhere. Serious emergency business.
DC Breaks & Niara Scarlett - "No One Like You" - (3:04) 174 BPM
DC Breaks - "SWAG 2017" - (4:17) 174 BPM
DC Breaks - "Moving On" - (5:45) 174 BPM
DC Breaks - "Organism" - (4:54) 174 BPM
DC Breaks - "Step Up" - (4:34) 174 BPM
DC Breaks - "Remember" - (5:13) 174 BPM
DC Breaks & Prolix - "Infinity" - (4:42) 174 BPM
DC Breaks - "Gambino VIP" - (3:48) 174 BPM
DC Breaks & Nuklear - "Dead Or Alive" - (4:19) 174 BPM
DC Breaks - "Vendetta" - (4:36) 174 BPM
DC Breaks - "Time To Kill" - (3:15) 174 BPM
Review: Justice! The time gods are bestowing positive vibes on us as DC Breaks deliver the album they've been talking about for almost half a decade. The euphoric piano-slapping power of "Never Stop" sets the scene as the duo explore the vibrant and creative contrast they've made their signature in the last 10 years. Highlights include the shred-stacked "Underground", the croaking highly-sprung aggy "Hustle", the neuro-inspired roof-burner "Organism" and the touching vocal closer "Time To Kill". Complete with 2017 reboots of their anthems "Gambino and "Swag", the Ram duo have wrapped up a bonafide opus.
Review: The beast has landed! Ram Records' most important releases in recent times, the pioneering label celebrate quarter of a century with this insane collection of 25 seminal cuts and 17 selected reversions. Roots and future all in check, every cut reminds why Ram and its founder Andy C have the status they do in drum & bass. Total Science's tasteful jazz touches on "Cool Down", Metrik's growling Aston Martin style rebuild of "X-Ray", Bladerunner's precision update on "Quest", Shimon's personal update on his and Andy's "Night Flight", Chase & Status's elephantine shake-up of "Valley Of The Shadows". We're just listing perfect remixes for the sake of it now... You already know how big a deal this is.
NC - 17 - "City On Fire VIP" (feat Replicant) - (5:22) 173 BPM
Review: Viper have been smashing things over on the dancefloor side of the scene for decades and a big part of that is their yearly annual, a compilation which celebrates some of the best releases from the year. One of the best pics of the annual without a doubt is the Annix remix of Pulsation by Mefjus & Insideinfo, a big task for the duo to take on considering how relentlessly classic the original is. But Annix have smashed it with their drawn-out and suspenseful jump uptake, one which sucks all the air out of the room and then releases it as a smorgasbord of warped out energy and choppy force. There are tonnes of other great picks here too, including from new blood Millbrook and others.