Review: With track titles like "Threat", "Black Ninja", "Extreme Punishment" and "Murder", even without knowing the Dub Elements' impressive history in D&B, dubstep and breakbeat circles, you should get an idea of their extreme flavours. Nothing, however, can really prepare you for the total sonic savagery of this long player. Aggressively chewing their way through the tempos with demonic, industrial glee, this is one pummelling party that even manages to find space for almost gabba-style techno ("Murder"). Highlights include the old school jungle edge of "Truth Rising" and the demonic tech monger of "Go Party!" but in honesty the whole package wallops. Get with the program.
Review: It's the age-old argument that's kept croaky old junglists up past their bedtime for years: does VIP stand for 'this mix is strictly for very important people' or does it stand for 'variation in production'? In truth, it can mean either, depending on who made the VIP and who they intended it for. But now at least we know Eatbrain's stance on the matter as they ask some of their biggest VIP producers to go back over a seminal label release of theirs and give it a good overhaul, update and go-faster stripes for 2020. The results speak for themselves; the added grit and funk on L 33's 'Mafia', Jade's emotional dynamics on 'TV Says' and the complete subversion of 'Need' by Zombie Cats and Abis are just three examples of how very important these variations are. And they're made for you: the true VIPs.