Review: Mac 2 Digital is Randall's label. Yeah, Randall's label. The don of all dons obviously has a knack for D&B curation and it's why the releases from his imprint - although relatively few and far between - are so sought after by both DJs and fans. We've never heard of Cool Hand Flex before, but this five-tracker is certainly ideal for Mac 2, with its punchy but rough drums and mid 2000s feel. It's not especially futuristic or cutting edge, but that's what makes it sick and Randall knows that. Solid beats, all the time.
Strictly Business (continuous DJ mix) - (1:04:26) 173 BPM
Review: Time for an update on a real drum and bass classic. DJ Randall's "Strictly Business" came into being in 1997, right in the heart of the drum and bass wonder years. Packed with legendary tunes that have been heard in every reputable club since 170 bpm became the place to be, this is an 18-track lesson in how things should be done. Offered up originally during a time when DJs like Dillinja, Grooverider and Goldie were enjoying an uprising in underground dance music, this LP was a revelation, providing off the wall beats and intriguing musical textures as well as hard hitting bass. This deluxe edition offers each track separately as well as a full continuous mix - just like the original release.