Review: From Doncaster to Sheffield, the Future Wildstyle pair dominate the bass scene and, thanks to releases like the present "Burning Up" for Seven Four Two, they've made quite a name for themselves. While this is tagged as breakbeat, this one-track anthem EP has the soul of house very much running through its DNA, particularly thanks to one noticeable sample which is lifted and propelled to new dimensions thanks to the help of some absolutely killer percussion work. Half way between breaks and 4/4, this is the sort of tune that will get ANY dancefloor moving. BAD!
Review: Forward-looking Sheffield duo Future Wildstyle tore up the rulebook when they recently began producing together. The results have created quite a stir and one thing they really make a point on is that the tunes have got to work off the dancefloor too. With the Hyper Vibes EP they didn't make 'straight up club bangers', providing instead three killer tunes that work everywhere. The title track features mean and moody start-stop beats and jazzy piano stabs, the DnB-influenced "Bad Man" lays on the dub pretty thick and finally "Make Them Bounce" is a rip-snorting j-tek monster. Boom!
Review: Future Wildstyle is pretty much running things within the Yorkshire bass game, mashing up house and dubstep with total ease, which means "Who Run Tings" is only natural as a name for this scalding club stepper that has absolutely no care for genres or structure. "Play Them Vibes" follows the same non-formula, but even manages to chuck in some jungle breaks just to stir things up a little more...like it needed it!
Review: "Another Day" another banger... Northern bass fusionistas Future Wildstyle return with another chop-slapping delight laden with bass weight. What begins as a swampy, toxic halftime hurter quickly switches up with frazzled break rolls for a junglised hybrid. Remix-wise fellow Sheffield artist Motional brings a high pressure Criticalesque steppy funk to the proceedings. Trust us, you'll be rinsing this for days on end.
Review: Sheffield bass pranksters Future Wildstyle are back on Seven Four Two with yet more quality bass aesthetics, all primed and ready for dance floor domination. The lead tune, Check Baby Check, couldn't be from anywhere but Sheffield, launching a toxic bassline over broken, repetitive vocal samples that must be plaid loud and destructive! "Piano Days", as the name suggests, is more soulful in style and execution, bringing in elements of old-school UK raving into the mix, not to mention some delightfully placed breaks to launch the tune into hyper-space. Top work from the boys..!
Review: Despite the name, Yorkshire's premier junglist, Future Wildstyle, looks to the past a lot for inspiration. "Ultrafunkula" is all about early-'90s hardcore breaks, ragga MCs and rave horns, but just cos its old, it don't mean it aint good! Jet setting bassline hero Rico Tubbs steps in to add some pumping peak time 4x4 vibes on his excellent rework. "Started Again" is a much more contemporary wobble bass assault, and "This Style" throws some cool turntablism into the mix.
Review: Heavy ghetto vibez be rulin' here on this deep brain crushing EP from this forward-looking Yorkshire crew. The EP features four bruising cuts that don't mess about and don't do boring neither. Opener "Once Again" features chants, US strip bar footwork rhythms and even a rave-era breakdown. Elsewhere "Hotter Than Hot" features hypey beats and wobble-informed basslines, Original Big Up lays the Amen breaks on thick and fast, mixing it up with some dubby Rasta attitude. Lastly "Tun It Up" references melodic hardcore, with hands-in-air keyboard melodies and stop/start breaks.
Review: Bass=Win alumni Future Wildstyle continue to venture deeper into the bass cosmos with this widescreen slab of gully variation. "Oh My Days" is a swaggering, loose-drummed toxic bass jam for the halftime heads that's carried by a cool sci-fi riff. "Big N Brassy" is straight out of the book of Fracture - steppy, rolling, hybrid jungle technoid business, this isn't to be treated lightly!
Review: Sometimes it pays to be a label boss, like for example here, on this latest Bomb Strikes comp where head honcho Mooqee has decided to hand himself the reigns. Manning the decks for nearly an hour, he whips up a frenzy of party breaks delirium over the course of 24 tracks. The tracks are supplied individually too, with highlights including the tropical trap-house of "Ladies Look Pretty" by Basement Freaks, the furious electro-bass mash-up "Get Got (VIP mix)" by Nick Thayer & A Skillz and the strompingly retro electro-funk of "How We Do This" by Tom Booze.
Review: The Bass=Win project has been setting pace for quite a few years now, with projects spanning the full length of electronic dance music. We are here now to have a quick look at their latest 'Bass = Win Breaks' compilation, featuring 16 absolute heaters. Heavyweight bass names including Rico Tubbs, Future Wildstyle and a tonne more make solid appearances, but the obvious highlights of this compilation for us have to include Mafia Kiss's swampy rework of Flow State's 'Bad Man Tune', featuring electric vocals from Tippa Irie. Other highlights include Mij Mack's super clean remix of 'Bullets' from Rico Tubbs and of course Atomic Hooligan's break heavy rework of 'If We Try' from Reset!, also known as 'The Love Anthem'.