Review: The Bass=Win project has been setting pace for quite a few years now, with projects spanning the full length of electronic dance music. We are here now to have a quick look at their latest 'Bass = Win Breaks' compilation, featuring 16 absolute heaters. Heavyweight bass names including Rico Tubbs, Future Wildstyle and a tonne more make solid appearances, but the obvious highlights of this compilation for us have to include Mafia Kiss's swampy rework of Flow State's 'Bad Man Tune', featuring electric vocals from Tippa Irie. Other highlights include Mij Mack's super clean remix of 'Bullets' from Rico Tubbs and of course Atomic Hooligan's break heavy rework of 'If We Try' from Reset!, also known as 'The Love Anthem'.
Review: Terry Hooligan's fledgling Bass = Win continue their relentless multi-genre assault on the dancefloor in 2012, ushering a fine cast of talent for this heavy duty compilation Bass = Win Electro Vol 1. Perennial bass bin botherers Baobinga & ID open proceedings with a typically incendiary remix of Gella's "Twinkle", while Sir Hooligan himself makes an appearance with a great remix of Prato's "Keeps Ya Moving" which flickers between dubstep indebted electro and a classic break. Rico Tubbs mans the mid section, Lazy Rich and The Mighty Fools go toe to toe in the battle for the most outlandish remix of the Tubb man (the latter just shade it in case you were wondering). Stupid Fresh indulge in some pitch shifting madness with "Do The Dog" and Submerse ends this release with a bang on the 136bpm face screwer "Railgun".
Review: US breaks producer Prato works up some serious heat on these three new tracks for Kick It - with title tune "Penner" providing both dancefloor power as well as a dreamy set of chords that elevate the tune above most standard breakbeat tunes. Vize drops a tougher, more dubstep-influenced mix that sees him add a set of trancey arpeggios and a pleasingly distorted lead, while Fog loads the track with an electro bass and a slew of vocal cuts.