Review: It's been five years since the launch of Amsterdam's Dekmantel parties, and three since the label sprang into life. To celebrate, they're putting out three Anniversary Series singles featuring tracks from roster artists and likeminded friends. This second instalment in the series features a track apiece from Hundred20 and Hunee. The latter is in fine form, delivering an off-kilter analogue deep house jam that harks back to the glory days of Mr Fingers and Virgo Four. Hundred20's bizarrely titled "The Whale Mink Congregation" also has a touch of the Larry Heard about it, offering a heady mix of deep chords, clattering 808 percussion and languid melodies.
Review: Ah, there is nothing better than uncovering a dubstep compilation as potent as this, the second full edition of 'For The Heads'. We see an absolutely wicked line up, including the likes of 1137, Khromi, Roklem, Borg and more. There are some absolute heaters on this one, including the super crunchy bass movements of 'Extended Dub' from Dalek One, along with the minimalist yet metallic LFO drives of Repulsion's 'Cyclone' and Chapman's emotive 'Cry' original. One track stands out above the rest however comes from Pharma's super spooky 'Sshh' laced with enticing triplets to put the cherry on the cake for the whole compilation.