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: More shots fired: Young Guns continue to enforce their heavy-handed justice in the murkiest, most lawless corners of drum & bass. Whether it's the spooked riff of Desire's "No Introduction" or the cinematic strings on Mega's "In Your Mind" that will make you clean up your life and lead a wholesome, crime-free existence, or the classic Hazard-style riffage on Guzi's "Arigato", the latent triplet-charged funk of Kahlil's "Final Destination' or the smoky soul vocals of Bou's "Lollypop"... But these tracks will do nothing but ensure a solid sense of justice in all aspects of your daily operations.