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: 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: Killlill is back, back again and it's once more on Biological Beats, the label which never ceases to pump out music which pummels you, pleases and you and punishes you in equal measure. This time around he's cooked up a fiery four-tracker and it's a percy, with four slices of trademark damage that tread a wicked line between over-the-top jump-up and moody rollers. 'Gravity' is the best example of that, as the drums roll out into oblivion and a gargling expression of bass energy lights up the top end of the range in stabby, serious fashion. Energy, energy.
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: 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.