Review: There are few things we enjoy jumping into more than a weighty new 140BPM collection, with Project Allout & Tormented Audio having supplied us with here in some serious style. They have arranged a pretty killer roster to get involved across 16 scorching designs, including the likes of Juzlo, CREEP N00M, Mr Mud, M4XW311, Dotty and more. The project as a whole oozes quality and creativity, exploring the deeper, more niche realms of 140BPM music with a dubstep-like edge being employed to the most of the tunes. For us, our highlights would have to include Jakebob's super grimey synthesizer structure in 'Pac & Wallace', followed closely by the punchy sample stabs and unpredictable percussive breakdowns of 'Power Up' from Boss Mischief. Awesome stuff!
Review: Based in Walsall, the Chameleon Audio imprint, headed up by MoJoe and Chemist RNS, has been one of the most impressive midlands based movements in recent years. This latest compilation entitled 'Colours' sees them gather together a selection of their finest troopers, including the likes of Chemist RNS, Aranha, Triple S, Particle and more. We also some exciting debuts from the likes of Defiant and Khabs as well as stormers from S3 Dubs with 'Blur' and Sensi with 'Corvus'. For us the standout track of the whole compilation comes from grimey man of the minute Jakebob alongside fellow producer and vocalist: Rakjay entitled 'Sailor Jerry's. The pair get busy on this one as they lay down some skippy UKG flavours and electric vocal flows.
Review: Chameleon Audio had a big year in 2016, instilling their name on our charts as regular go-getters ad quality scouts of new talents in the bass game. This is one of those leviathan compilations where even the most critical of DJs will find something to jump up about, as there is so much damn gear on this badboy! Tunes by the likes of Jacotanu, KXVU, and Policy deliver some much-needed grime lashings, while others like Strap C and Imtek's "Bubble, or even "Shakeup" by Particle, break out the London half-step riddims for the heads. From dub to house, the influences in these things are vast and unmatched. Dig through it.