Game Changer (Zodiac Cartel remix) - (6:30) 128 BPM
Review: With such a lofty title, "Game Changer" really needs to live to up its mighty name. Coming from one the tech funk scene's most progressive, forward thinking artists however, that really isn't a worry: Elite Force puts real thought into every production he conjures, and this is no exception. Slick, funky but demonically dark, it rolls with precision and dastardly flare. Elsewhere we see him don his Zodiac Cartel guise for a more tech-based version complete with Beltram-level stabs and Meat Beat Manifesto style breakbeats. Change your game, now up it with this.
Review: From a label that specialises in thrillingly blurring the lines between breaks and electro, U&A's fourth collection is a true standout. Peo De Pitte's "Grey Tape" has a wicked line in sub-punishing bass anchored to a smart set of beats, while Hedflux's mix of Elite Force's "No Turning Back" is a straight-line builder of the highest order. Dylan Rhymes sets a match underneath Loops of Fury's "SOAP" while Rektchordz uses breaks sounds in club-pumping patterns on "Speaker Bump".
Review: The third in U&A's series of EPs to celebrate five years of existence sees four more exclusive originals and remixes hit the shelf. The Loops of Fury keep going from strength to strength, and new tune "Don't Stop" is hardcore electro madness at its best. London's Zodiac Cartel drops the jazz-jack of "Madtown" here for the first time too, while Rektchordz takes Elite Force and Meat Katie's huge single "Believe" into an even bigger dimension whilst retaining the original's commanding preacher vocals in tact.
Review: Two mixes of EF's "The Law of Love" and an original from the prodigious electro producer. Zodiac Cartel has already got form remixing Elite Force, having rejigged "Used and Abused" previously. His mix of "Law of Love" is a jacking techno treat, kept at a mid-tempo but full of heavy dancefloor energy. Mike Hulme's mix ups the tempo a little and puts a more robotic swing on proceedings, building up to a few brutal climaxes. Along with EF newbie "Fear The Pain", these are three chunky tech-stompers that are well worth picking up.