Review: Magenta is back, using his force to compel you to pull ugly bassfaces and throw your drink with an EP that doesn't hold back. Its not the kindest on the ears but then again it's not supposed to be, it's a monograph in hard-hitting sonics and dastardly tones. It's multiple versions of 'Go Crazy' and they're all undergirded by a booming snare drum and percussive clarity, but the action happens in the steadily melodic but still raucous bassline, a pitched-up monstrosity of dancefloor proportions. The Vital remix isn't one you'll want to miss, but the VIP of the original from Magenta himself pips the others at the post for pure naughtiness.
Review: Down 2 Earth Musik have a bit of a reputation for spewing out some of the most venomous beats in the business and their talent for pushing some of the best unknown artists on the jump-up spectrum is undeniable. Matzet is holding up that standard and he's doing it in style, something clear right from the start of this EP. 'Bad Boi Flow reels you in with a lovely, it's synthy beginnings quickly regressing to a siren-like wail of pure energy that's reminiscent of Kings of the Rollers and insanity more generally. The rest of the release is equally aggressive, 'Breathe' being another highlight. Sick release.
Macky Gee - "Bangers N Mash" (feat MC Skibadee) - (3:46) 175 BPM
Gino - "Hunger Pains" - (4:27) 175 BPM
Spaow - "Don't Stop" - (5:30) 175 BPM
Macky Gee - "Moments" - (3:47) 175 BPM
Review: Down 2 Earth Musik is Macky Gee's label and for the end of the year he's coming at you with a fat compilation of tunes that fit in with the sound he's pioneered this year and the last. Not many artists have been as break out a success as Macky this year and it shows on this release, things kicking off with the fiery VIP of 'Calm Before The Storm', an appriopriate title for the first tune of an album that goes on to include tracks like Rawtee's 'Alligator' and Matzet's 'Roller Coaster'. Arguably the highlight comes from Macky himself though when he's joined by MC Skibadee on Bangers N Mash, a proper skank out with one of the most legendary MCs in the game.
Review: Prague representing! Macky Gee's Down 2 Earth touches down in Czechia for another brutal blend from fast-rising banger sorcerer Matzet. Four tracks in total, this is his largest EP to date and it comes with its down heroic theme... "Roller Coaster" plays the consummate Superman, flying to the rescue risking life and limb as it ducks and dives through the bass turbulence, "The Whistler" plays the role of Iron man with its gung-ho energy and brute force while "Terrorblade" is a pure Spidey tune as the far-out reverse bass flings sticky webs around you as it builds up to a triumphant cinematic finale. Finally we hit the title track; a pure Justice Society banger with uplifting harmonics and a hook that's the strength of 10 heroes.
Review: Feel the force: Macky Gee's Down 2 Earth returns with their second "Gravity" collection and it's every bit as essential as its namesake... Hizzleguy trumps the game with an 8-bit remix we've always dreamt of. Full of muscles and mushrooms, you'll be collecting gold coins for a long time to come. Other highlights include the nagging clipped harmonic bass riff on Tsuki's "Kit Kat", the coiled spring rhythm of Matzet's "Loop 95" the croaking bass and rattling percussion of Leaf's "Business" and Replicant's methodical horn-sampling roll-out charmer "Tiger Marks". Get your coats, you've (gravitationally) pulled.