Review: U Wot Blud seriously have to be contenders for having the best label name ever. Their music ain't bad either and here they present who they feel are some dead cert "Rising Stars". All elements of bassland are covered over these four tracks, often many in just one song - highlights include the Robin S-getting stretched into linear garage house of Forbid's "Lost", the ADHD wobble attack of Pavv's "Out Here" and the doomy shuffle of "Givin In" by Albzzy.
Review: Ultimate bass batboys U Wot Blud sign Forbid onto their roster, and the brother comes through with three nasty piece of low frequencies for the dancehall. "Guerrilla Warfare", as the name implies, is a no nonsense gun-slinger with a bit of wobble-end to support its frame, and "Vitamin D Sharp" carries that vibe through to an ever nastier bit of rave-stabbing bass, whereas "Keep It Going" chucks in some 4/4 drums and twists the wobble into a stone-cold UK hard-house budget that'll rock you brains and jaws out. UFF!
Review: Representing the south coast massive, duo Tengu have been crafting premier league house/garage/bass jams for a few years now. "Dirtyyy" is probably their toughest club banger yet, with swollen bass undulations and tropical rhythms a plenty. Forbid also steps in to add some more rolling housier vibes to the tune before the guys return with Albzzy for a low slung DJ tool, all sparse 4 x 4 drums and haunting synths. Rounding things the pair are joined by Karl Vincent for the hard-hitting "Kaifeng" which shows us just how fun the dark side of speed garage can be.
Review: U Wot Blud? Is the UK's most forward-thinking bass label, and when they decide to celebrate something, they don't mess about. The occasion in particular here is the label's 25th release, and to mark it they have prepared this 52(!) track compilation. It's a flippin' rollercoaster ride of bass shenanigans, with some of the many highlights including the trancey, leftfield trap of "Hater" by Wizard, the neon-flecked bass pulses of "Blackmail VIP" by Aliii and the techy-disco fizz of "Nonsense Skank" by 94 Bliss. Best take a month off and get totally lost in this jungle of bass gems.