Review: Lyka taps into two perennial dance music favourites on this latest Tumble Audio bass drop; attractive women and sampling Yello. The title track on Buff Girls see Lyka lay down plenty of sampled chirpsing amidst mangled bits of the classic "Oh Yeah" by the Swiss band, resulting in a harsh, aggressive dancefloor shootout. It's also party dynamite. Elsewhere "Trips & Whispers" is like a 4x4 horror movie theme (remixed in a trippy fashion by Timbah), and Lunar Leng is all scattershot beats and eccentric samples. The latter is also remixed into a ferocious sub-aquatic frenzy by Sergic. Vicious.
Review: Tumble Audio has been providing us with seriously killer bass music for a few years now, and here they celebrate reaching their tenth release by recruiting Roadman Joel to curate a selection of the kind of seriously heavy tunes you might expect to hear at one of their many label nights. There's a whopping 18 tracks on here covering a wide spectrum of British urban dance music, including Majora's ridiculously amazing tribal UKF monster "T&C's", A Motion's ghetto 2-step hybrid "Back In Your Love" and Sentiment's wobble-heavy tropical jam, "Change You".
Review: On this formidable four-tracker for Tumble Audio, would-be Jedi Master Sergic channels the spirit of the Cantina Band (that's the alien band from Star Wars, fact fans) for an all-out, light saber-wielding aural assault on the senses. "Jedi" itself boasts a warning from Obi-Wan himself over the kind of robust, darkside grime rhythm over which Darth Maul would clearly approve. Sergic's remix of Majora's "Boss Key" delivers more of the same unsettling mind tricks, while Filthy Vicars revisit the classic days of 8-Bar grime on their rolling, darting rework of "Bulletproof". If that's not enough to get the Jedi juices flowing, the EP also features a dancefloor-bating remix of the same track from I Killed Kenny, loaded with serious low end pressure.
Review: Nottingham/Leeds duo, Sergic and Lyka arrive in fine style here with their debut release on their own label Tumble Audio. "Bulletproof" is a pumping, breaky beast that sounds like bullets bouncing off the armour of an angry robot. Meanwhile "Shame' is all skippy beats, housey percussion and dubby bass, while "Glod" ups the tempo for some wobbly 4 x 4 fun.
Review: Charismatic Tumble selector Joel hits the road once again with a collection of sinewy UKG, future bass, twisted house and barbed wire grime. Highlights fall of every track like an ill-fitting suit with gully gems such as the weirded out wobbles of Joedan & Kontent?s ?Ruggish?, Killjoy?s vitalising squelch funk on ?Public Enemy?, and premium sexytime silk in the form of Taz?s ?Lonely? and gossamer two-step soul by way of Spekktrum?s ?Talk To Me?. What with it being exactly a year since the last Roadman collection, we?re hoping Tumble turn this into an annual affair.
Review: It's time for somewhat of an explosive apperance on this one as we see the highly anticipated return of Roadman Joel who again gets busy alongside his compadres at Tumble Audio for one of the biggest and baddest bass music selections on road. As ever with a Tumble compilation, the genre range is exceptional, from Sergic's breaksy brilliance on 'The Prince' to the super cold speed garage episode in 'Jawnz' and the grimey, tech infused drum slices of 'No Bootlegs' from Timbah. This a fantastic project from start to finish, with our two main highlights being Leda Stray's super funky pulser in 'Ashtray', Rame's lively vocal appearance of Ali McK & IYZ's 'An Again', and the acidic expressions of Arctic's 'A Little Bit More Reese'.