Review: It's finally here! Fatman D goes in deep with his debut album 'Tales From The South' and it's well worth the wait. Business bubbles from the off as the intro brings back memories of 90s hip-hop albums as it sets the criminal scene before breaking out into a whole universe of styles Fatman has yet to fully showcase until now. Deeper into the LP we're treated to the Biological Beats' widest range; cheeky duet flows with 'Iffy MC' on 'I Got A Man', power bars with Phantom on 'Work Out', devilish dancehall on 'Nuff Badmind', proper hip-hop skit vibes on 'Boss 2021' and carnival ready bashment influences on 'Badman Flex'... These are just some of the vocal extremes Fatman explores on his most ambitious release to date. Tales never fails.
Review: Young Guns Recordings: keeping the true spirit of drum and bass alive. It's all fire on this release, starting out nicely with Ikon & Fatman D's Rhianna sampling "Murdara", a minimal tech stepper reminiscent of legends like Trace and Decoder. They up the ante on Fretman's "Good Night" with its high pitched hoover samples and bongo drums going ballistic nasty sub bass pulsations and the fiercest breaks this side of Ed Rush & Optical. Finally Ikon is back again, going solo on "Run It" where he lets the bassline do the talking, quite literally at times, complete with old junglist samples and sampled dancehall breakdown towards the middle which works really well.
Review: DJ Limited is a wanted man right now. Nicky Blackmarket, Sigma and Ed Rush all want a piece, but nobody even knows his true identity, yet. Teamed with Fatman D on "London Slums", Limited absolutely kills it with tune after tune of serious hurters. For total annihilation, look no further than "Biological Warfare", or the smooth-starting "Orders", however there is a more technical side to this production guru too, which is audible in both mixes of the immense "London Slums". Currently taking late night radio and dancefloors everywhere by storm, it's this year's biggest contender. Get in the know.