Review: There's no stopping Stanton Warriors' Punks label this summer, with heavy dancefloor artillery arriving on a seemingly weekly basis. This latest missive though, is particularly special. Punks resident beat maker Marten Horger has joined forces with bass obsessed act Donkong to create one-track monster, "Feel". Clocking in at four and a half minutes, the track is like nothing else around: a moody fusion of breaks, electro, trap and deep bassy bounce, which will guarantee unforgettable hands-in-the-air moments at festivals from here to Timbuktu!
Review: This is a first for all parties: JFB's first official mix, Ghetto Funk's first artist-fronted compilation and Disco Cakes' first ever long playing release. Needless to say each party has really stepped up; JFB has curated a mammoth 37-track adventure exploring every possible corner of Ghetto Funk's sprawling sonic scenery, ranging from wholesome, down-home country funk (Grinny Granddad "Good Girl"), slick ragga-swing (Stickybuds "Clean Air") bump-shuffling electro ghetto (Featurecast "Around The Block") and raw, teeth-clenching bass filth (Skullee - "Badboii"). Leaving no stone unturned, this documents the Ghetto Funk movement with immersive mischief, AND it comes with a killer DJ mix.
Review: Germany's ghetto bass hero Marten Horger is a regular staple on the Punks label, but here his anthem Lets get F***ed Up gets er, f***ked up by someone else on another label instead. That someone just happens to be Breaks Mafia, who delivers a remix that takes in tough classic Nevins-style bouncy breaks with shrill and trancey EDM melodies that are guaranteed to get feet on dancefloors from here to outer space and back.
Deeper Down (feat Eva Lazarus - Macho remix) - (3:52) 126 BPM
Review: Stanton Warriors are busy firing out one track missives at the moment, with each single release on their Punks imprint packing more of a punch than most other four track singles out there. Marten Horger's "Deeper Down" was already pretty fierce proposition, but now Slovakia's Macho has got his hands on it and now no dancefloor really is safe anymore! Macho actually won a remix commotion with this effort and we're not surprised - starting out with some seriously tough ghetto beats, the track evolves into total hands-in-the-air piano house territory and crucially does so with ease, rather than cheese.
Review: German Bass man Marten Horger has previously had his booty bass sound described as the kind that will leave people's butts raw for weeks. It's hard to argue with this, as following a deceptively sugary intro, "Deeper Down" delivers a bottom end riff, so raw and low that it's likely to cause all kinds of permanent damage to peoples rear ends, inside and out. If that wasn't enough, "Time For Action" is a dancefloor-massacring ghetto house melange of cowbells and kicks. Simply awesome.
Review: Sometimes it pays to be a label boss, like for example here, on this latest Bomb Strikes comp where head honcho Mooqee has decided to hand himself the reigns. Manning the decks for nearly an hour, he whips up a frenzy of party breaks delirium over the course of 24 tracks. The tracks are supplied individually too, with highlights including the tropical trap-house of "Ladies Look Pretty" by Basement Freaks, the furious electro-bass mash-up "Get Got (VIP mix)" by Nick Thayer & A Skillz and the strompingly retro electro-funk of "How We Do This" by Tom Booze.
Review: We'd love to know where Neon Steve got his nickname. Doubt we'll ever find out but it's cool because we here a new jam he's cut with Marten Horger for Stanton Warrior's Punks label. "You Don't" is the product of these Canadian/German bass maestros and you'll be pleased to hear that it lives up to the fans understandably high expectations. Clocking in at about four and a half minutes this joint is a lairy roof-raiser with expletive-ridden warnings chanted over lean and mean techy-bass beats...with a killer chugging bass riff as a crowning glory. Boom!
Review: As ever, Punks have only gone and delivered a bombshell with this one as they unveil the third edition of their super celebrated 'BBQ Beats' series, featuring 20 outstanding break-inspired original creations. The roster for this one is pretty outstanding as we see the likes of Taim, Aurbs, Leda Stray, Jay Robinson, Plump DJs, Mafia Kiss and a tonne more join forces with label founders: Stanton Warriors for a fantastic display. Although this one really is jam packed, our immediate standouts would have to include the subtle subs and percussive licks of 'Love Theory' from Aylen, alongside Daze Prism's super techy 'Further', a spicy original indeed. Amazing work overall.
Review: Destination: Latvia. Bombstrikes welcome label regular Dubra to the stage to take selection duties for the third in their floor-firing Bass Funk mix series. Digging deep into the groove vaults, he's picked some outstanding timeless classics such as Krafty Kuts and Dyna's swaggering entrance theme "We Do This", Stickybuds' life-affirming glitch-slapper "Clap Your Hands" and A Skillz & Nick Thayer's body-slamming "Drop The Funk". Elsewhere we get our alien freak on with Opiuo, we get our heads knocked off by Dubra himself on "Keep It Going" and Punks favourite "You Don't" from Horger and Steve among many other straight up party-battering bass jams. 24 originals and a killer mix to boot, Bombstrikes are causing some serious damage with this collection. Strike while the dancefloor is hot yo!