Review: Regularly found mesmerising festival audiences from here to Timbuktu, Drum Machine are bandleader Aid Todd's 30-strong rhythm collective. This is their first release in a while and they (thankfully) haven't mellowed - "Charlie Watt?" putting the eponymous Rolling Stone to shame with nearly five minutes of percussive bombast. Red Lawrie looks to the theme from '90s TV show, The Word, for remix inspiration and Cut La Roc gets dirty with heavy bass and jungle rhythms. Wakeem Coderro's jackin' and spacey "Back In The Day" house mix is the best track here.
Review: A 30-strong rhythm commission headed up by one Aid Todd, Drum Machine are a tub-thumping collective that are often spotted frothing up festival frenzies across the UK. Here we find Rocstar capturing them at their most DJ friendly with a creative tool that will drive any crowd wild. Those looking for a little more than raw drum power will enjoy the star-gazing, almost prog-like remix from Aid himself. Or indeed the chop-slapping house twist from Sonny Wharton and Mango Trasher. Looking for something a lot more pumping and trance-tinged? Head for Syrum's remix and you'll be more than satisfied. Like the majority of Rocstar releases, this is genuinely unique.