Review: Who's got the hairiest toes in the scene? Which dnb DJ is a secret dogger? Which MC makes the best cup of tea? We don't know about that type of gossip but we do know about Gossip - Bou's brand new label. It kicks off with this cheek-slappingly cheeky track 'Cous Cous'. Classic Bou with its baggy funk and sense of mischief, the instrumental is straight up fire already but with Inja adding his smiley twist, it's a straight up volcano. Tasty. Tune in for more hot gossip very soon.
Review: Is there a doctor in the house? Hospital kick start the new decade with another stupendously massive V/A collection in the form of its latest Sick Music compendium. An album series that consistently lives up to its name, Sick Music 2020 does not disappoint in the slightest; from the powerful soul thrust of Degs and Unglued's "Levitate Your Mind" to the deep pads and sultry kicks of Tolima Jets' "Clams" via Urbandawn's truly electrifying euphoria/gully head shock "Egregor", this one covers the full spectrum from an exciting and super diverse range of artists. Look out for some fantastic remixes lurking in the mix, too; S.P.Y absolutely crushes Kings Of The Rollers' "You Got Me" and Serum flips Todd Terry's house classic "Bounce To The Beat" with a new sense of funk and groove. And these are just a few examples; this is a fantastic snapshot into how 2020 will sound... And it sounds great!
Review: Importance Never Justifies Anything... Unless you're chatting Inja's debut album then it justifies an absolute shock out. Ranging from classic 92 flavoured hardcore breaks (opener "Intro") to sweeping hurricane rollers ("Flow") to serious home truth heaviness ("She Just Wanna Dance"), the rapidly accelerating MC has laid down a debut album of DRS proportions right here. Complete with beats from the likes of Serum, Whiney, Nu:Logic, Pete Cannon, Anile and None Decay, this is the sound of an MC who knows exactly how to articulate, entertain and work with some of the best producers in the game. No faking; this is a contender for D&B album of the year. Props to everyone involved.
On The Floor (Vibeizm dubstep remix) - (3:59) 140 BPM
On The Floor (We Bang 110bpm remix) - (3:51) 110 BPM
Review: Think of "On The Floor" as the offspring of UK funky, electro-house and contemporary bass music. If that sounds appealing, there are plenty of mixes to choose from, including an extended "rap version" featuring a touch more urban flavour, a pogo-tastic Club Mix, a Skrillex-bating Dubstep Mix and a We Bang 110BPM remix. The latter sounds like an unlikely hoedown between Nine Inch Nails, Skrillex and an explosion in a Casio factory.