Review: "Dark Times" is taken from Jay Bulletproof?s full length album of 2008, and it's all about rolling basslines and big beats. With plenty of angst and attitude, this is a fierce drum & bass smasher that will shake the walls. Remixes come from State of Mind and Misanthrop, who add a further sense of drama with swirling sub bass.
Review: BTK's Dutty Audio heads due north from Brazil to Canada for a two-track expo from Nightfall bossman Psidream. "Skin Return" is a gruff, ruff cut that scuffs and scratches with every gritty bass element. Simple but oh-so-deadly, it's the ultimate answer to the age-old question 'what is a naughty roller?' Dig deeper for "Snitch". More rampant, dramatic and uncompromising than the title track, it's not dissimilar to the work of Audio. Comparisons don't get any bigger.
Review: Dutty Audio are turning ten years old this week and boy do they know how to live large and celebrating larger, as their 10 Years of Dutty Audio compilation brings together some of the biggest names in drum & bass for a firestorm of crushing basslines and hammered up hits. Chromatic, Mefjus, Teddy Killerz, Level 2, Neve and Optiv & BTK are amongst the heavyweights on the release and it's a stellar lineup for the label to have secured. Level 2 brings one of the more considered, stripped back cuts of the compilation with 'Nothing To Fear', which has a bounciness that belies the undertones of ferocity which lie beneath it. Mefjus is on top form as per with his remix of 'Whatever', and Neve is back to his usal breaksy, creative tricks with 'Space Cowboy's'. Wicked stuff.