Review: As always with the fabulous sounds of 1Forty, they have treated us to another high profile compilation, with this being the sixth installment of their highly converted 'Bass' series. We kick off with the niche-inspired LFO rolls and crunchy drum switches of Palize & Killa P's sizzling original 'Duppy Them', which most certainly kick-starts the EP with a powerful slap. That old school flavour continues with 'Bap Bap' as J69 provides a super mucky instrumental for Breeza to provide some laid back party-lyricism. We move into two cracking instrumentals next as Burt Cope steps up firstly with the warbling wonders of 'Cellar', giving us a rave-ready feel, before the more tech-influenced bass processing of 'Pure' sees Badger have a fantastic 1Forty debut.
Review: Next up from the Dub, Sweat & Beers crew we dive into the vaults as Imanzi & Mungk join forces for a weighty pair of vocal link ups. First up, the legendary vocal flows of Killa P are brought to the forefront on 'Chatty Mouth' as the eerie use of space and reverberation within the instrumental structure provide the perfect foundation from which to rise. On the flip, we find ourselves on VIP duty as Natty Campbell delivers a new version of 'Bubble & Wind', channelling some serious intense sub-lines below shimmering chord progressions and his own system-ready toasted vocal. An excellent job all around!
Review: The team behind the CNCPT Collective movement have been on fire of late, with this new drop being the latest in a very impressive run. They welcome the combined flavours of Prizma & Killa P for 'Bun Down', a raucous single that is built off a sizzling low end-heavy instrumental from Prizma, jam packed with flutey tones, over which Killa P is let loose with one of his more energetic performances this year. Next up we dive into remixes as Somah arrives firstly to give the track a darkened garage flip, before Enigma Dubz gives the instrumental version a silky rethink. Excellent work as per!
Review: Deekline, of the guys behind the prolific Jungle Cakes, is back on his own imprint with Brian Brainstorm, Specimen A, Sweetie Irie and KIlla P, an all-star lineup that have produced a ferocious blend of crashing jungle and menacing vocals. The structure they've concocted makes this tune so sick, with stepping halftime sections that utilize Sweetie Irie and Killa P's wicked vocal talent to build suspense, creating rhythmic diversity that then falls away on the drop into punishing breaks and warped out basslines. Proper club friendly weapon from the Jungle Cakes crew.
Review: Sentry have been a serious killer streak of late and this latest collaboration if most certainly a product of that. We see the legendary Youngsta link up with the rapid fire flows of Killa P and Long Range for a certified smash, taking the title 'Progress'. The link up is a match made in heaven, as Killa P and Long Range let loose a destructive display of rapid fire flows and rhythmic switch ups over the lethal reesey textures of Youngsta's flawless production. This one also comes complete with Youngsta's fantastic instrumental version, which despite the brilliance of the lead vocal, most certainly stands up as an instrumental project.
Review: It's been a long time coming, but we are very excited to now see the 1Forty imprint dropping their releases through Juno, with this latest compilation project being the latest, showcasing just how strong they have become as a musical imprint and brand. They here return to their grimey, 140BPM roots with four absolute heaters, kicking off with a high energy, war-ready combination between the legendary Killa P and rapidly rising Fork And Knife. Next up, NothingNice arrives on production duty with more heavyweight flavours, over which Dizzle Kid & Killa P provide the vocal artillery before 9TRANE teams up with Fork And Knife for a monstrous 4x4 roller, dripping in OG grime energy. Finally, Hayz takes old school to an entirely new level as he employs super nostalgic synths and melodies over minimal, authentic drum patterns on 'High Top', to put the finishing touches on an awesome selection!
Review: Right here we are tuned into some fresh, exciting new dancehall flavours as we see the Numa Crew team up with a number of different vocalists, who all supply some weighty flavours over the super colourful 'Ghetto Youth Riddim', courtesy of Numa Recordings. We first hear the legendary combination of Big Chain, Killa P and Irah provide some high energy bashment vocal lines, before XL touches for a more conventional auto-tune heavy version, perfect for the dance. Following this we hear Mannaro Man run riot over 'Glimmity Glammity', rounding everything off nicely.
Review: We were very excited to see this one land the in store as we see the legendary LX ONE kick start his brand new label project 'Vantage Recordings' with an absolute womper alongside Killa P. The pair combine perfectly on 'Link Up', with LX ONE's dark, gritty instrumental structures allowing Killa P to run riot with his highly impactful patois flows. On remix duty, Icicle emerges from the shadows with a powerful techy reimagining of the original recording, layering his uniquely crispy neurotic sounds in the mix with serious power.