Review: Hi Def are one of the most prolific jump-up labels around. We regularly feature their releases and they almost always smash it out of the park, this time being no different. Access All Areas is a fiery EP, featuring Ego Trippin, Filthy Habits and more, that epitomizes the type of jump-up, but also slightly different flavours as well, that, in more ways than one, has defined D&B over the past couple of years - no-nonsense, uncompromising and proudly nonchalant about what you think. It's just pure attitude, dancefloor-based music at its best and music that simply does what it wants, there's no pretentiousness or image-orientated concerns - it's just D&B. Big, big tunes.
Review: Natural Error make no mistakes when it comes to making drum and bass designed to be danced to. This new release sees the duo send their sounds down the sewer, with synths lines so acerbic they should only be heard underground. Lead track "Experiments" warns parents 'this type of performance' maybe shocking, and the resulting drop is nothing but. Initially "Simple" is a Japanese fluted roller, but a gnarly build soon enters and the mutant musicality returns. Keep these tracks on a leash.