Review: Stanton Warriors have been on a mission to bring us the finest broken beat and heavy bass on Punks Music since 2001. Here the debut volume of the their new 'Punks Selection' series is curated by Mafia Kiss and focuses in 'on the deeper/stripped sounding side of the label's roster'. There is a whopping 22 track featured, as well as a one-hour DJ mix. Highlights include the urgent, haunted bounce of "The Oracle" by Leda Stray, the sultry, late night breakbeats of "K2" by Aloka and the scattershot ghetto beats of "Check Me Out" by Sly One.
Review: It's been a while since the Plumps served up any treats, so this cheeky one-tracker is a welcome return. Strutting and slapping with a solid thumping 4/4 and infectious bass hook, the duo then take us down hip-house memory lane with a perfectly executed rap that loops with energy over their groove. As we shake deeper into the break, they've also used a timeless spoken word sample and give a cheeky nod to their past with some classic breakbeats.
Review: A blast from the Plump's past, "Dr. Dub" gets a well-earned reissue from Fingerlickin', backed with the equally essential "Black Jack". Sampling from the unlikeliest of sources, the Thompson Twins' "Doctor Doctor", the Plump's nail the groove perfectly on the hazy electro-breaks of "Dr Dub", while "Black Jack" uses a tightly-looped bassline to anchor a weight of live-sounding drums and new-school breaks.