Review: 36 Hertz Recordings always unleash some of the naughtiest D&B around, it always has that tinge of old-school flavour and usually packs an aggressive punch to the finale. The best thing about Sanz's Dark World EP is the rough-edged manner in which it toes both the old-school and new-school lines. 'Mini Gun' feels wonky and old yet sits within the current wave of dark rollers so popular at the moment and it's reminiscent of Kid Drama's recent releases. 'Real Gangsters' also has that lovely old-school feel, this time packaged up with a set of stunning jungle breaks and tinged with hard-act vibes - absolutely banging tune. The rest of the EP is equally sick.
Review: Pow, right in the kisser: we're barely half way into the first month of the year and 36 Hertz are already on their second release of 2017. It's another essential release, too... "Dead Weight" takes Corona and twists her through the roughest, toughest amen assault course known to junglist kind while "Double Trouble" slams down with such an authentic, gritty 93-level vibe that's not dissimilar to formative Swift & Zinc or 94-era SS tracks. True to the roots.
Review: Fresh to 36 Hertz but clearly not fresh to classically trained jungle, Sanz's timeless amen-ravished breaks are the perfect fit for DJ Vapour's label. "Square" is an all-out assault of the senses with total drum chaos and evil incarnate bass poking its head through the kicks whenever possible. "Rasta Love" is a little softer round the edges with an early Krust feel to the groove but still punching hard with full drum muscle flexery.