LA badman 6Blocc has been given the keys to Phantom Hertz slimiest, dankest vaults and told to get wild on a remix flex. Fixing up some of the label's classic cuts with a drum & bass / halftime perspective, highlights include a sub-heavy twist on DayZero's "Unexplored", a rifle-like drum explosion on Fabricator's "Society" (one of the label's earliest releases) and the tribal shakedown of High Dude's "Abduct". Deep, dubby and dangerous, 6Blocc has smashed the dickens out of this remix project.
Hailing from Lecce in Italy, Hashkey has clearly been dieting on only the strictest of dubstep drip lines from the UK, with a sound that could fit into the sets of any spinner in the DMZ fold with its spacious production, moody bass and careful balancing of dirt and dexterity. Sidling up to Phantom Hertz with a confident three-tracker, the vibe on Project Monarch remains intact throughout as icy pads linger behind growling bass tones that glitter with the studio sheen of tech step D&B, even as they lurch around the 140 bpm blueprint. "Co.Ward" is the most restrained beast of the lot, while "MK Ultra" should fulfill all hair-raising needs any dubstep true-skoolers have out there.