Review: A peck on the cheek promising imminent death; that's what a Mafia kiss is. Just in case you were under any illusions. It seems Breakspoll winner Mafia Kiss certainly isn't. While this ain't no peck - it's more like a sloppy, passionate reach-around - it sure is deadly. Taking elements of Nino Rota's classic Godfather theme and smashing them into a wobblesome, bass-ravaged breaks track, "Who's This?" will cause instant applause thanks to its familiarity while giving your floor plenty of surprises thanks to the twisted arrangement. With added triplet squeezes and more persistence than a team of angry tabloid readers, you won't be asking who Mafia Kiss is for very long.
Close The Door (Common Underground remix) - (6:16) 130 BPM
Review: Just recently, none other than Mafia Kiss curated the debut volume of Stanton Warriors' Punks Selection series. It featured 22 sizzling bass jams and a DJ mix too. One of the stand out tracks on the record was Mafia Kiss' very own Close The Door. Now it's back for revenge in remixed form with Common Underground at the helm. They've done and excellent job too, delivering more than six minutes of slowly escalating breaky tech-house. Full of subtly and bounce, this rework is a killer!
Review: Two of breakbeat's most creative minds on one of the beats scene's most consistent labels: First release in December 2014, Mafia Kiss's slinky synth-snapping "High" gets a bouncy groove treatment from Marten Horger. Maintaining the classic rave vocal sample while adding more euphoria into the hook, it's a welcomed update that doesn't detract from the original's evergreen appeal. Get "High" today.
Review: Mafia Kiss and Stanton Warrior's Punks imprint feel like a match made in heaven. In fact, there are few other labels onto which the artist would proliferate so well, and this is surely because of the Warrior's openness to any new hybrid strain of nu-breaks. "Raise" is a club banger that blurs the lines between house and two-step, coming through hard and heavy with mutant wave of bass that is bound to electrify just about any dancer, regardless of musical preferences. This is pure movement gear.
Review: Oh boy, it's Mafia Kiss back on the Stanton Warriors' Punks imprint for some voracious blends of UK house baggage! The producer lands back with the solitary "Think", a 4/4 groove which carries a heavy load of jittery electro bass filtered through something that sounds distinctly grimey. In essence, this is the sort of house that has given the UK game a name in recent years, and it is bound to unleash large amounts of rave euphoria in the dancehall. Drop it well.
Review: Stanton Warriors have been on a mission to bring us the finest broken beat and heavy bass on Punks Music since 2001. Here the debut volume of the their new 'Punks Selection' series is curated by Mafia Kiss and focuses in 'on the deeper/stripped sounding side of the label's roster'. There is a whopping 22 track featured, as well as a one-hour DJ mix. Highlights include the urgent, haunted bounce of "The Oracle" by Leda Stray, the sultry, late night breakbeats of "K2" by Aloka and the scattershot ghetto beats of "Check Me Out" by Sly One.
Review: It's been a massive 2018 for Punks, who have continuously been putting out banger after banger. Nothing sums up the level at which they have been performing better than the second edition of their BBQ Beats compilation, this time featuring high profile appearances from the likes of Stanton Warriors, Nixon, Donkong, Plump DJ's and many more. For us the instant standouts have to be Wes Smith with his super groovy 'Rave On' composition along with Outlord's dubwise breakbeat fusion in 'Down The House'. A special shout has to go to Beatslappaz for their stomping contribution in 'The Drop', which is also an instant piece of rave dynamite.