Review: Another wicked selection makes its way to the front of the store here from the Onlydrums team, welcoming both Foe & Kensei inside for six tracks of raucous original energy. First up, the pair combine their productive talents on the hellish soundscapes of 'Demons', followed by the twisted backdrops and syncopated drum slides of 'See The Love'. Next, Foe arrives on solo duty as 'Flying Kick', firstly providing us with a bulbous bass slap, focussing on stripped back drum designs, followed by the audacious synth ideas of 'The Immortal' for a nice contrast. Finally, Kensei delivers two additional heaters with 'Territory' being a nuclear weapon, ready to detonate lethal synth designs on any dancefloor, alongside the more roller-driven arrangements of 'Feeling Lucky'. Top work from both!
Review: Either running casually late for this year's Halloween, or remarkably keen for spooky season 2024, two bright new-gen jump-up stars Foe and Magenta link-up for the pranged out creeper 'Afraid'. Moody but moving, 'Afraid' takes a classic mid 2000s flavoured style of jump-up and laces it with really creepy horror sample. The result is dancefloor and double drop heaven. It's backed up with plenty more party-punchers such as the groaning, twisted 'Games' and the murderation murker 'Blood Sport'. All made for mixing pleasure, there's enough tricks and treats here.
Review: Fear the Foe! A young Devon devil and a self-described homicidal maniac, he's on a murderation mission right here with this Good 4 Nothing debut. Sinister titles, deadly sounds, playful grooves' He's a killer with a smile happily firing out floor burners; the old school Clipz-style mid range buzzes of "Shoot To Kill", the sheer bombardment of the title track "Homicidal" and the trouser-blazing Krusty-collab finale "Shortys" are some of the many heaters you'll find on here. Good 4 everything.
Review: It's been a while since Good 4 Nothing treated us all to one of their disgusting Horrible VA EPs but they're making up for lost time with this savage seven-track serenade of pure sickness. Each cut right at the forefront of the D&B sound, smashing down the boundaries between subgenres, highlights include the walloping early 2000s Bristol feel of Decrypt's 'Check This Out', the wild springy sensation and killer bounce of DJ Twista's 'Business & Ting' and the clattering energy and bone shattering vibe of Pruf's 'Hide'. Horrible indeed.
Review: Houston, we have a banger... Foe graduate from astronaut school and 'Lift Off' on an OnlyDrums rocket for a trip around the jump-up solar system. From the horn-melting, asteroid-smashing 'Fiend' to the milky way-munching gutter bass of 'Don't Fight It' to nebula-flexing title track itself, this is the sound of Foe at their most energetic and creative. Complete with a Krusty-collab, it's time to strap in and feel the Gs!
Review: Gatto Fritto set the bar high with his selections for last year's first "The Sound of Love International" compilation, so it's a thrilling surprise to find that this follow-up - featuring cuts selected by Max D and Ari Goldmann AKA Beautiful Swimmers - boasts an even more inspired track list. The Washington DC-based duo evokes the spirit of the Croatian festival behind the series via the synth-heavy Afro-Balearic bliss of Plunky's "African Sunset", the new age dancefloor shuffle of Svend Unseth's "Aquilla Aquela", the vintage deep house dreaminess of Mark Goddard's "Tiny's First Journey", the pitched-up R&B vocals and hot-stepping B-more beats of KW Griff's "Be Ya Girl" and the sparkling piano riffs and smooth New Jersey house grooves of Spirit Garden's "Electra City".