Review: Here we get taken all the way to Miami (musically at least) by the Hot Cakes crew, courtesy of 601 vs Deep Impact. "Going Out" is pure Miami bass attack - all laser ghetto beats and electro snap. The addition of trancey synth riffs only adds to the good vibes. Back up track "Raggamuffin" meanwhile, is tough big breaks and a fatneck wobble bass attack. Throw in some 4 x 4 thump and you're quids in!
Review: Critical Impact lives up to his name once again with two big MC cuts that have been doing the rounds for the big boys on dub for a while. "Crazy" brings a little Manchester heat as DRS digs deep into his complexities for a unique chorus hook and class A spitfire bars over an almighty, skin-melting Critical Impact drone bass. "Far Away" flips the vibe for something a lot more soul soothing as Fats does his dreamy dulcet thing over a purring subtly jazz-tinged roll out. Crazy good.
Review: At just a year old Reload is a baby every sense of the word, but if this release is anything to go by it won't be long before this Leeds based imprint are playing with the big boys. This extra long EP from High Impact & Objective is eclectic and balanced we've certainly got our eyes peeled. 'Cat Inna Bag' is a nostalgic, happy mix of old Zinc and Shy FX, it had us reaching for our good old Jungle Massive compilation. 'TG's On A Friday' flips the script completely, bringing us into deep, windy tech soundscape. 'Photoshoot' merging crisp breaks with tap glass and a squidgy blobs of sub. 'Blu' is our favourite track of the EP bringing the heartfelt liquid vibes, with rolling breaks, a sparkling piano, and dreamy sci-fi lasers. 'Grandma's Funk' is the only collaborative track on the release and, it's sharp and quick with organic musical drums, guitars and clicks, so much fun to be had with this one. 'Bean Spillage' is a delicate roller with gritty, industrial scrapes but an eerie sense of psychotic calm. 'Haunted' finishes us off with a mutated half-time beat.
Review: When DJ Impact first dropped The Cole Train on 42TF back in 2014, people stood up to get down. Now the mighty tune returns with the remixes, and it's party time all over again. We've got five remakes here to tackle, starting with the woofer-shredding bass frequencies of the breaky VIP. Elsewhere highlights include the spooky-horror wobble of Moony's mix, the machine gun drums of Tigs' fresh rework and the mayhem of Cre8's hardcore DnB version. Safe.