Review: Fatman Dee's dusted off his big black book of contacts and commissioned some huge remixes for this all-out version excursion. Turno takes the lead with a full fat-and-gristle shake-up of Dominator's "Holes In Ya Chest" while Voltage adds an array of unique sonic twists and designs on his take on "Willy Wonka". Dig deeper for the unstoppable Decimal Bass letting loose with a confident swagger on "Shoot Dem" and Konichi sets his space lasers to stun on "The Shuttle Skank". Finally DJ Limited lays down not one but two remixes of Jayline's "Peanut Butter On Toast". Part one rolls with some really cool old school middy tones while part two combines an early TC style squelch. Both are exceptional.
Review: It's been a while since longstanding roller warrior Jayline last dealt out a six-tracker but, as always, the wait is more than worth it. This fact is evident the moment you catch a whiff of the vocal sample on "Unzip It". It's also evident the moment you're shaken to the core with a vigorous bass distortion on "West World", bitten by the funkier gnarly swagger of "Level 37 Wizard", hurled savagely into a the hornets nest bass of "Do It Right", hypnotised by the strange time stretched drum build on "Amazon Rhumba" or arrested by the dramatic chimes on "Enter The Dragon". Hell, it's evident in every release Jayline has put our way since 2009. Here's to waiting.
Review: Last spotted on Logan D's Low Down Deep cavorting with Ruffstuff and Friller on the nasty-assed "Demons", Jayline returns to the HQ with this iced out junglised droner. Not just ice cold, not just your mum cold but "North Pole Cold" - officially the coldest you can get. Listen to that sub-plunging bassdrop and those screeched out atmospheric textures and you'll understand why. Ready for the frost bite.
Review: Hot on the heels of his Lost City Of Beats album, jump up savageman Jayline returns to an old classic that still splices like a fully-charged turbine almost five years later. Remix-wise we're in for a treat. Blackley takes the vocal to the trippiest departures, Lowriderz build on the hair-singing midrange lead with turbo-charged results, Rushmore completely subverts the riff into a twisted triplet funk fest, Damage Report conjures up the ghosts of Atlantis with his intro patterns before going to town with the bassline and energy. Finally Just Breathe gets freaky with a technoid drumstep while Ozma distorts the devil himself out of the bassline with hell-raising results. Time to get ripping...
Review: Liondub's Street Series continues, as ever, now in its 33rd instalment and still as fiery and energetic as always. It's quite rare you see a release series hit that sort of number, so shoutout to the Liondub crew for giving a platform to some of the sickest lesser known acts around. Jayline isn't exactly lesser known, instead he's been tearing up dance floors for a few years and this release shows you why. 'Network' kicks the release off with fat synth lines that simply don't care what you think, an attitude which continues into the jungle stutters of 'Bacardi & Coke', 'Anglo Saxxon' and 'Like A Bird'. The latter of these three is the highlight, with a soaring sample that overpins a bouncing, stabby back end that reminds us of a Fracture cut. Overall, big tunes - Liondub continues the onward march.
Review: Jayline is back on his very own label with a stomping collection of 14 tunes, mostly from the man himself but Silent Storm makes an appearance on a remix. This is a full LP, then, and we're very much into it as every inch of this track is characterised by quality and the diversity is great to see. You've got big, riotous rollers like 'Mexican Wave' and 'Street Meat', which will get even the laziest amongst you dancing, but then also more subtle, subby tunes like 'Going Down' or 'No'. There are seriously nice tones of old school jump-up all the way through this release and it's a return to the subgenres more genuine, barebones side. Wicked LP.
Nothing Will Be The Same (feat Type One) - (5:16) 173 BPM
Review: Shouts to all the lifetime skankers! Jayline is here for you... "Eternal" pays homage to those ravers who will never stop with this savage quartet of insomnia anthems. The title track lays down the message. Big gritty riff, paranoid voices and a ferociousness we've come to expect from the Midland murker. Elsewhere "E-115" takes us deeper down a bassline rabbit hole with a big drone bass and more twisted humanised elements while "Stupid" is pure space-age minimal menace with growling bass textures and more vocal prangs matching the bangs. Finally we hit the deep wobbles and Bristolian flavours of "Nothing Will Be The Same". Think early 2000s but 2020 class, Jayline has smashed it right here.