Review: While it awaited a formal release, "It's Spelled PIMP" has been patiently wrecking homes, clubs and soundsystems wherever it was spun. A bonafide riot of drum and bass influences, it plunges from restrained beauty to ferocious hardcore to jump up madness and back again throughout, leaving absolutely no time for non-essential things like breathing. It's a breeding ground for flailing arms and twisting bodies and if your local dancefloor isn't having this dropped already, you're in for a treat when it finally wrecks up your neighbourhood. Buy it now and call it a pre-emptive strike.
Review: Harder, heavier and more unforgiving than a no deal Brexit, Modified Motion & Faction continue their unique assault on the dance with two gut-punchingly savage riff busters. "It Fades" barks with mid 2000s Playaz style ruffage but bites with a Sub Focus-esque dancefloor drive in the drums and synth elements. "Tech Mech" continues the heavyweight dancefloor hybrid but with added uplifting twists in the melodic tale. No one's fusing the styles like these guys right now. Deal or no deal?
Review: Sometimes it pays to be a label boss, like for example here, on this latest Bomb Strikes comp where head honcho Mooqee has decided to hand himself the reigns. Manning the decks for nearly an hour, he whips up a frenzy of party breaks delirium over the course of 24 tracks. The tracks are supplied individually too, with highlights including the tropical trap-house of "Ladies Look Pretty" by Basement Freaks, the furious electro-bass mash-up "Get Got (VIP mix)" by Nick Thayer & A Skillz and the strompingly retro electro-funk of "How We Do This" by Tom Booze.
Review: Two things of the strongest things that can pull you back down to earth: Gravity or a selection curated Macky Gee. This is both; "Gravity" is Macky's label's first various artist collection and it really is a K.O of a leveller. Spaow gets spiky on the riff and 2001 Space Odyssey on the synths, Rowney & Propz remind us that life can be both screwface and bouncy, Modified Motion & Faction get a little playful with the rave breakbeats and Complex whips up the hardest clanking sounds heard this side of your local steel foundry. Dextone closes the show the string-fired drama that is "Riot". Serious D&B right here, bring on the second volume!