Review: Antwerp-based label Gun Audio have already clearly marked out their intentions. In case there was any doubt lingering over their credentials, DUB003 comes out roaring and snarling; a technical and massive-sounding selection of tracks from newcomer Dub Berzerka and friends. The eerie beginnings of "Jumanji" are quickly overtaken by serious levels of bass pressure, while title track "Death Ship" is a nasty stepper with dancefloor-smashing bass Andy C would be proud of. "Living Hell" uses vintage cinema clips and jungle breaks to build an infectious head-nodder fit for any heavyweight set. "The Evil" continues this theme of vintage sounds and heavy bass with a subtler tone, as stepping rhythms crackle around big, brutal bass. An EP for the heavyweights.
Review: One word: Nasty. Title track "Sharks" is a full-blown assault from all sides, offering nothing but a barrage of techy bass waveforms relentlessly crashing into your pre-frontal cortex. If that sounds like your idea of fun, and why wouldn't it, continue on to "Nuthouse", a swirling vortex of doomy, vintage synths and compressed bass that enough to send you bonkers. Finally, Callide takes the helm on "Sharks", so there's every chance what was left of that brain is about to get a lot messier. Big, brash, filthy and about as subtle as a ten ton anvil, get on this immediately and play it until your ears bleed. You might not need as many rewinds as you think.
Review: Macky Gee has been absolutely smashing it recently and he's definitely become one of the scene's most reliable sources of explosive dancefloor material. This release is no different, featuring a cut of pure damage in classic Macky style, with plenty of attitude and plenty of gunfinger moments. This one has a seriously hype-inducing build and a raucous drop that reminds us of a Neurofunk track, except without all the unnecessary noise it becomes ten times heavier. We love this one - bigups to Macky.
Review: Man like Macky Gee steps up with his fourth artist album and it's by far his most diverse, direct and deadly album to date. Instantly kicking off with pure theatre of "Emperor", Gee then hurls down the stairs with a cavalcade of thumpers, bumpers and bangers. Highlights include the riffalicious spring of "Fever" with Zinc, the icy licks, groaning bass tones and Shotta's powerful bars on "Draw For The Draw", the grotty toxic riffage of "Turn Up" (with Erb N Dub), the swaggering dreamy emotional number "Cloud 9" and the lighter raising anthem-in-waiting "Moments"... And that's just the tip of the banger iceberg. Macky is doing it like no one else right now.
Review: Part two of Macky Gee's fourth album Moments lands and we're neck deep in next level jump up filth. "Nytmarez" whistles and waves with dreamy, weird reverse synths, creepy noises and a super-grot bassline. "Lunatic" takes us on another tour of Gee's sprightliest of psyches with a high toned barking bass riff. "TanTron" closes the sampler with a triple x-rated robot romp where things get a little oily and weird. Two samplers in, we must be pretty close to the full release now...
Review: Man of the moment Macky Gee spares us all a moment of three as he unleashes the first part of his fourth artist album. Cutting straight to the chase "Lighters Up" is an all-out harmonic assault with big synthy feels coating the gnarly riff with just a touch of euphoria, "You Don't Know" reps Gee's nastiest side with a gritty Taxman style bark to the basses while "Glitch" jitters us silly with a mutating laser bass that goes from zero to bazooka fingers in under two split seconds.
Review: Hugeness! The mighty Macky steps aboard Friction's Elevate with one of his most in-demand tunes of the year. As with many of his anthems, the key is in the balance as a breezy atmospheric soul vibe blasts like ice cannons before the big sing-along bass riff thumps like a cannon ball with an infectiousness and insistency that will be soundtracking our nights from here to festival season 2034. Macky continues to raise the bar.
Review: Riffs alive! Macky Gee flexes hard right here as "Aftershock" flips between a heavenly euphoric feel good vocal hook and one of the most infectious basslines he's ever conjured. Dig deeper into this bassline treasure chest for tin-can kicking scrappage on "Make Me Feel", tongue in cheek hedonism on "Rave To The Grave", darker techier twists on "Suspicious" and a whole load more. All stacked up with big sing-along bottom ends, this is one of Macky's biggest EPs in a very long time.
Review: Titles can be misleading... If you think Macky Gee is about to get all deep and poignant with "Calm Before The Storm" think again: everything about this peaktime fire cut is loaded with energy, funk and dynamic ruthlessness. Drop this and we guarantee everyone will stop in their tracks. Elsewhere "Pick 'N' Mix" cuts through the noise with a caustically pinched riff, "Dat Ass" spits with a rampant, ruffled edge that drops into the sexiest chords imaginable on the breakdown while "Moomba Thong" gets all trippy with its instrumentation before hurtling into an anti-drop style heavily swung groove. No calm whatsoever - this whole release is storming.
Review: Kent producer Macky Gee inaugurated his own Down 2 Earth Musik back in late 2014 with the Evolution EP, and the label's gone on to release music from Good 4 Nothing bossman Complex and Rawtee. A label is sometimes defined by the album projects it releases, so in the case of Down 2 Earth Musik and Macky Gee's Sway, it should be regarded as one of modern day drum and bass's go to platforms for the nastiness. This is his third album of a prolific career thus far, and finds the Mackster further perfecting his template for stern faced dancefloor dynamite across 16 tracks. Look out for MC Skibadee who brings his iconic delivery to two tracks.
Review: It's unofficial Macky Gee week here at Juno HQ! Not content with putting out his nastiest album yet with Sway, Mr Macky Gee comes through with his digital slice of VIP goodness for local Kent crew Industry Standard Musik. Entitled Morality/Evil, this two tracker sees Macky revisit two of his 2014 smashers to offer up a fresh 2016 VIP lick. The results? He's somehow managed to make them even rowdier! Those drum and bass DJs seeking some bangers rife with immediacy, you've found what you are looking for.