Review: What a year it has been for the now immovable force known as Punks, who have continued to release banger after banger throughout the course of the year. Here we see them return yet again in similar style with two heaters, the first being a euphoric blend of wide introductory synths and stuttered reesey chops which takes the name 'Destination'. On the flip, we are able to tuck into another sumptuous delight by the name of 'Crazy', which is again packed to the very brim with a collection of crunchy grooves, creative vocal manoeuvres and sharp drum work.
Review: Nope Left/Jacq/Right have not taken to covering Michael Jackson. This is an altogether different kind of "Bad". Real Bad if you know what we mean. Dallas legend Left/Right (aka Chris Lund) has hooked up with aspiring singer JACQ (aka Jacqueline Jaquez) here for a melodramatic anthem. Underpinned by a fuzzy electro bounce, the tune utilises chopped up vocal techniques and bleepy synths to hypnotic effect. They need to do more stuff together we reckon.
Review: Based out of Texas, Left/Right has been making serious waves over the last 18 months or so in regular collaboration with the ever present; Punks Music. His latest single 'Leave It' is truly something to behold, having been rated a 5/5 by heavyweight names such as Plump DJs and Mickey Slim whilst also being named DJ Mag's 'Track of the Month' with a 9.5 review. All in all it's an anthem, encapsulating everything cool about the current wave of bass music, with pulsating drone bass synths, breathy vocal stabs and punchy drums marching their way comfortably into 2017's bass highlight reel.
Review: There are no holidays to be had at Punks HQ this year, what with the release of their BBQ Beats comp and a new single from Left/Right +Jacq. Following on from the huge Can't Stop, this new jam, "Lies" will only keep the hype coming. The original is pure cinematic gothic vibes with brooding bass hums and morbid vocals. The remixes are livelier affairs however - Billy Kenny drops the BPMs a tad for his riotously sleazy tech-bass monster of mix. A tough act to follow, but Aloka brings it with a remix full of stark drum and bass-meets-breaks mayhem.
Review: Left, Right and Jacq's recent escapades for the Punks stable have gone down rather well, leading them to have what is surely their most iconic tune to be remixed and rewired for this latest episode. The original of "Bad" is in here, still giving off that dreamy glow of intricate drums and sultry vocals, but Worthy takes no time in twisting the original into a stretched-out piece of hybrid house with added levels of bass; Born Dirty is no less gnarly thanks to an injection of off-kilter cowbells and minimalistic harmonies, whereas Stranger utterly reframes the formula to produce a fuzzy cloud of low frequencies from the depths of the inferno.