Jay Robinson & Supabeatz - "Screech" - (4:25) 128 BPM
Star Eyes & Pharaoh - "Cry Baby" - (5:07) 128 BPM
Review: Four huge funky/garage house tunes come out of their corners fighting on this latest volume of Trouble & Bass' EP series. Label boss Drop The Lime kicks things off in style with the clattering snares of "Thwomp Stomp" - one of the most apt names for a tune in a long time. While DTL's contribution is kept deliberately bare, Baobinga's "Make It Drop" is riddled with looped hip-hop vocals, with the beat cutting perfectly into a half-step for the verses. Star Eyes & Pharaoh lace "Cry Baby" with female vocals and plenty of low-filter bass, while the chopped and pitch-shifted vocals of Jay Robinson & Supabeatz's "Screech" is probably the highlight - thoroughly unique sounds and as funky as hell!
Review: Gathering together the best of NYC's alternative producers for this exclusive five track collection, Trouble & Bass pick the right names to show off the city's progressive side. Label boss Drop The Lime updates The Ramones on "Bourbon Blitz", giving it a subtle tip of the hat via some electro snares and Tex-Mex guitars, while Kingdom keeps things typically fascinating on "Uptown Buck" - delivering a brutally stripped-down kicks and vocals feast. Elsewhere Hussle Club take their cues from the CBGB's, while Cubic Zirconia deliver a tripped out acid freakdown with the beautiful "Lucid In The Sky".