Review: It looks like DRMTRK have done it again here as they arrange a top draw line up to join the legendary Scratcha DVA on 'DRMTRK VIII'. We kick off some super slick production along with an incredibly lively vocal performance from Mez, who lets loose with some typically energetic flows over a grimey madness from Scratcha. Following this, Griffit Vigo joins the party with some excellent contributions on the unpredictable drum work of 'Goosebumps', with DJ Polo then getting involved on 'Boog'; a bass heavy ride through interesting funky grooves and well designed percussive layers.
Review: As one of the original kings and front runners of UK funky, it's always and absolute pleasure to see Scratcha DVA return to the releases, as he does here with this absolute corker alongside the DRMTRK imprint. As a recording, 'FOH' hits every note you could ask for in an original funky stomper, switching between the high pressure introduction sections to carnival style drum circulations and hard hitting chord stabs. This is most certainly one we would recommend drawing for in the dance, just watch the room implode! Excellent stuff from Scratcha as per!
Review: For us there is no doubting Scratcha DVA's legendary status with underground music in the UK, having traversed multiple corners of the scene over his many years of service. Here we take a look at some of his classic grimey bangers, kicking off with 'Kill All A Dem', which has to go down as one of the most instantly recognizable 140 rollers of all time. This is followed up the gnarly sub rolls and circulating melodies of 'Taliban', originally vocalled by Wiley. Next, his remix of 'Dangerous Liaisons', a hard hitting metallic design which held a famous Chipmunk vocal on 'Mr Miyagi'. We finish up with a look at the more funky influenced drum workings of Scratcha's 'Apocalypto', putting the finishing touches on a fantastic collection.
Review: Little Corner have hit the nail on the head with this one as they arrange 13 tracks of pure musical freedom, going by the collective name of 'En Famille'. We see submissions from the likes of high flyers such as Scratcha DVA, Etch, Atlas and more, with a tonne of new school names providing fantastic contributions. For us the stand out tracks have to include the stunning melodic movement and icey sound design of G3's 'Paprika', DJ Manny's super bouncy adventure in 'U Wanna B Fr33' and Extract's acid-inspired journey through sound in 'Eager'.