Review: Gnawing into the game with brutal behaviour, rising UK talent Killill makes his debut on Bulletproof with two volcanic riff-heavy thrashers. "Backstrappin" gurgles swearwords at you with its swampy slimy bass textures while "Shaolin" is more minimal make-up as the beats swathe through the tight two-step with cutlass supremacy the title suggests. Guaranteed to kill any ills you're feeling.
Review: Like Predator or a bad case of dandruff, Killill returns and he's not going to rest until he's ruined your and your dancefloor's heads forever. Flexing a really distinctive grotty aesthetic, each cut is a lesson in minimal heaviness; from the swampy bubbles of "Gutter" to the groaning bass and technoid rises of "Septic" via the graveyard creepiness of "L1b" and the fast-lane slinky kicks of "Nemesis", this is Killill making a serious entrance into the game... He's not messing around!
Review: You'd hope that the good men and women behind Young Guns Recordings don't actually carry weapons, but this EP proves that they do. Killill lands on the label with a four-tracker that's rooted in the current contours of the UK underground, a riotous and rough release that isn't too bothered about its occasionally unseemly fringes. 'Blacklist' is a good name for the first track, a dirty stepper that oozes and pulses from its core with a surprising amount of groove. 'Target' is the other standout track of the four, with a rolling percussive line that gets its weight from a destructive basses and wobbly vibes. Sick stuff.
Review: Biological Beats are turning fifteen years old and, like any good anniversary, it's being celebrated with a proper knees-up, hands-in-the-air type compilation of jump-up heavy hitters from a slew of wicked artists. This is that celebration and DJ Limited, Puppetz and more are in the place, whilst Enta and more make a feature as well. Enta turns up the heat with a screamer with 'Ear Dis', Puppetz takes things heavy on 'Reborn' and Traumatize drags proceedings into a bouncier place with his stormin VIP of 'Joker'. All round, an excellent showing from the crew and an excellent example of how to pull off a big compilation.
Review: Bulletproof take off the silencer and fire shots straight up your gully hole with these two whipslapping re-rubs. Nu Elementz strap up the black belts and add a twisted alien texture to the swooping riff of Yoteii's original while Subsonic polish up the lasers for a brutal angular stepper that's so brazen it's almost Belgian in its proportions. Savage.