Review: Jungle veteran Potential Badboy has been operating professionally longer than many of us have been out of school (or even short trousers / the womb) After a brief hiatus from the release world, he's come back all bass guns blazing with a skank-packed homage to soundsystem culture. From the melodica tooting "Beat Of The Ghetto" to the rifle drum charm and sensuous harmonies of "Hot In Here" to the leaner steps of "Sound Boy" and MC Fats' sugar-coated "Gimme The Rhythm", this is the definition of 'all killer / no filler'. It's also the definition of a broad-screened, dynamically arranged D&B album that works just as well as a complete listening experience as it does a collection of dancefloor heaters. Nothing potential about it; this is the real deal.
Review: It's always a good sign when a label reaches its celebratory 100th release compilation. So yes, Giles Petersen's quirky label is indeed 100 releases old and collected here are some of Brownswood's best regarded remixes. Highlights include "So Good Today (Osunlade's Yoruba Soul remix)", "Wires (Theo Parrish remix)" and "Desire (Moodyman remix)". Also featured are very early reworks by SBTRKT and Joy Orbison as well as one brand new tune, the sizzling "Noches Suenos" by Mala.