Miguel Rendeiro - "Feel That Way" - (5:59) 121 BPM
Sammy W, Tobus - "Acid Phone" - (6:35) 123 BPM
Review: London label Brock Wild drops a split EP that is rooted in the madness of the 303 sound. First up is Enrico Saba with "Acid Groove". Featuring angry vocal samples, rolling snares and wild acid lines, it's a racuous, exhilarating affair, ideal for peak time usage. "303 Buzzer" by Niceteed, is even more deranged, with squelching, brain-melting 303s riding thunder claps and a firing rhythm. While "Mantra" by Lil'M & Jok and Miguel Rendeiro's "Feel That Way" aren't quite as intense and resound to slower tempos, they nonetheless feature the same kind of wild, tweaked acid lines and percussive builds. Rounding off the release is "Acid Phone", by Sammy W & Alex E, where an insistent vocal is woven over a rolling, conga-led groove.
Review: The pairing of Sammy W & Tobus first came to label boss Jamie Jones' attention back in 2011. Their fresh approach to DJ sets has garnered support from some of the scene's top DJs, and their their seamless blend of tech-house, funk and hip-hop has been released music on 8bit, Repopulate Mars and Brock Wild, as well as running their own labels Tobus X and Tobus Limited. Following on from last year's Bump It EP, the pair join forces once again on the Acid Terrace EP. Kicking off with the dirty, tough rolling funk of the title track with its jacked vocals, followed up by the rough and ready/Todd Terry influenced old school flavour of "Shake It" plus the druggy minimal shuffle of Jam Tight".