Under The Lights (instrumental mix) - (5:27) 127 BPM
Review: A powerhouse tag team of full bass proportions; Punks bossmen Stanton Warriors and Four40 founders Hybrid Theory collide for a truly royal broken beat rumble. Solid beat swagger, groaning less-is-more bass, a nagging riff and soaring uplift in the synth and vocal hooks, this smacks hard and memorably with the sharp signature of both acts involved. Comes complete with an instrumental for the deeper heads.
Review: Hybrid Theory and the Stanton Warriors, both ridiculously talented when it comes to pounding, cerebral breakbeat and electro-minded house, are herein remixed by a pair of relative newcomers in what is surely a pair of summer keepers...that is if you're up for turning your dancefloor into a state of utter euphoria. Tru Fonix transforms "Under The Lights" from pleasant banger into deadly party bomb, made all the more real by the tune's grizzly percussion drops and chunky low-ends; Francois and Louis Benton's version goes for the jugular with its swinging, penetrative curbside bass that will undoubtedly receive the rewind treatment in an excessive manner. Naughty.
Review: Stanton Warriors have been on a mission to bring us the finest broken beat and heavy bass on Punks Music since 2001. Here the debut volume of the their new 'Punks Selection' series is curated by Mafia Kiss and focuses in 'on the deeper/stripped sounding side of the label's roster'. There is a whopping 22 track featured, as well as a one-hour DJ mix. Highlights include the urgent, haunted bounce of "The Oracle" by Leda Stray, the sultry, late night breakbeats of "K2" by Aloka and the scattershot ghetto beats of "Check Me Out" by Sly One.
Review: The British breaks duo who have stayed on top of the game for almost ten years are back with this new beast of a single - already enthusiastically supported by Zane Lowe (does he support things any other way?) in his "Hottest Record In The World" slot. With copious bass fitted snugly around a ghetto-tropical rhythm and an excellent drop into a half-speed psych-rock sample, this is real progression from the Stanton's and a killer start to the year for them.
Review: Ahead of their forthcoming and wildly-anticipated new album Warriors, Stanton Warriors have dropped the live-wire "New York" single in advance - and it's got us seriously panting for more. With a heavy electro sheen to the boogie-inspired synths, the Warriors have injected their trademark sound with a little more funk than usual, whilst keeping the drums huge and breaks-based. A big tune from an outfit that know how to deliver it large.
Review: New State have the honour and privilege of unveiling this extremely hard hitting original collection from the living legends: Stanton Warriors, with their new album project 'Dance Floor'. The album from start to finish gives an excellent showcase of what is going in bass music worldwide, with a selection of originals from their in house label: Punks and more. From listening through, our highlights have to include the subtle, techy flavours of Foundry's 'About Your Love' remix, featuring Lily Mckenzie, along with the punchy collaboration with Taiki Nulight entitled 'Beat Up' and of course Left/Right's spooky rethink of the title track 'Rise'.
Review: Pure carnival chaos: the Stantons drop one of their biggest tunes in years in the form of "Colima". Stampy, percussive, switching with a wily sense of mischief, loaded with funk but underpinned with serious levels of bass, this is an absolute killer of a tune that began denting dances earlier this summer and will continue to for a long time to come. Warrior level: trumpet melter.
Review: There is no stopping Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley when they are performing under their infamous Stanton Warriors moniker. The UK breakbeat champions have been a solid presence on our charts since day 1, and they simply have NOT ceased to deliver new and innovative forms of dance music. "Keep On Doing" comes through on their own Punks imprint, and it's a mighty old rave-up of a track that's driven by charging r&b vocals and big-room, bog beats. A sure hit with the duo's closest fan-base.
Review: Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley's partnership is one of the most consistent and reliable in bass music. 18 years and still delivering pristine low-end grooves, Rebel Bass summarises their current command of garage, house, breakbeat and beyond; from the down-pitched vocal coating of "Loving Me Wrong" to the classic house evangelism of "Hoping" by way of the cowbell frenzy of "Get Low" and the slower, organic "Speakers Moving", while each cut is individually primed for late night floor-flattening sassiness the track arrangement also works perfectly as a deliciously rolling album. Their strongest, slickest body of work to date. Rebellious with a cause.
Review: UK breakbeat legends the Stanton Warriors are back on their own beloved Punks imprint with a new single entitled "Hoping" which gets a bunch of seriously kick ass remixes. First up is Stuttgart, Germany's Marten Harrger with his rendition; hard garage/2 step if we've ever heard it! Bristol's Jay Robinson is up next and takes the track down a darker and wonkier route; loved this one! The Left/Right remix is definitely the fiercest effort on offer, with some serious bass and a relentless shuffle. Finally it's over to The Vanguard Project who give the track some serious stadium drum and bass flavour that would make even Sigma stand up and notice.
Still Here (Fred V & Grafix remix) - (4:14) 130 BPM
Still Here (Vanilla Ace remix) - (6:55) 124 BPM
Still Here (Rektchordz remix) - (6:31) 125 BPM
Still Here (Mafia Kiss remix) - (5:01) 130 BPM
Still Here (Stantons Shambhala mix) - (5:07) 128 BPM
Review: One of the Stanton Warriors' most iconic and romantic tunes to date: 12 years old and "Still Here" remains one of bass music's finest torch songs. Right now, though, that torch is been amplified into an entire volcano of freshness courtesy of an array of talent artists: Fred V & Grafix add some seriously euphoric D&B theatre, Vanilla Ace updates the original's lingering keys and rolling groove with a thumping house arrangement, Rektchordz get lively on a naughty tech house tip while Mafia Kiss subverts the groove on a deeper twist with various subtle references to the original along the way. Finally the Stantons themselves lay down the previously dubplate-only Shambhala festival version. Can you feel it?