Review: Despite the name, there's no goofing around with the dark and intense productions of Holy Goof. His latest three tracker kicks off with the menacing "Anyone", which cleverly fuses 4x4, hip-house and a dancehall/bass riff. Elsewhere we get the accelerated wobbly slammer "Cheatin'" and the bottom-heavy skipper, "Different".
Review: Following the success of recent debut EP, Telling You, Holy Goof is back with more ammo courtesy of a new four tracker named after his own locale, "Midland Line". Already getting heat from Rinse FM, it's heavy on the bottom end and this perky 134 bpm stormer marries hard 4 x 4 vibes with throbbin' wobble, strings. Stabs and loopy vocals. Elsewhere, "Saving All My Love" delivers some snarling bass and laser zaps, while "Oi" continues the menacing atmosphere, furthermore Notion joins the party with synthy banger, "Buss".
Review: As one of the leading forces in bass music in the UK, it's always a monumental moment to hear that My Nu Leng have put together a new release. This project sees them take a seat on their own 'Maraki' imprint, showcasing their multigenre influences perfectly. The title track 'Junctions' is a perfect example of this, bringing together pounding UK bass themes with crunchy breakbeat additions, perfect for adding a bit of flavour to any dance. To follow this 'Super 8' kicks back with a bag of moogy bass energy, before Takura and Holy Goof join the party for some tearout antics on 'Gully'. Finally, we hear Madi Lane join forces with the Bristol based duo on 'Turn Around', a breaksy roller, packed with spacey emotional energy and smooth harmonies, rounding off this EP with a touch of class.
Review: Established during UKG/deep house's latest halcyon era in 2011, Four40 have navigated the bass, house and garage landscape with understated charm, forward-thinking fusions and occasions splashes of gully for five years, amassing well over 70 releases in the process. To celebrate they're put together this immense 54 track collection that represents the label's many sounds and successes. From Regality's deep Chicago inspired chugger "Celebrate" to Morcee's subtle speed garage swag "It's You", Hybrid Theory's atonal bass grunts and happy slap snares on "Mind Games" and Tom Shorterz subverted soul on "Wot U Do", Four40 cover all bass bases and provide an opportunity to fill any holes in your collection. Here's to another five years.