Review: Intrigue Music presents a brand new LP to mark 12 years of legendary club night Intrigue. Featuring exclusive tracks from genre-forming greats like Break, Randall, Zero T, Random Movement, Jaybee, Raw Q and label owner Ben Soundscape, the crew's support across the scene for this has been incredible. Whether you've been an Intrigue local over the past decade or you just love a good old fashioned roll-out, this compilation puts together some of the very best sounds from the label right now into one neat, but massive package.
Randall & Ben Soundscape - "Nightfall" - (6:21) 175 BPM
Superior Selectionz - "Halcyon" (VIP mix) - (5:08) 174 BPM
Ben Soundscape - "Focus On You" - (5:38) 174 BPM
Joakuim - "Pale Ale Citizens" - (4:53) 173 BPM
Larigold - "Don't Wanna Stay" - (5:16) 170 BPM
Review: Happy birthday Intrigue! They're celebrating 14 years of their Bristol club night (and nine years of the label) in style with this beautiful collection of 14 exclusives that sum up the collective's vibe, spirit and energy perfectly. Deep, soulful but not afraid to slap you silly with grit or funk across the set we're treated to triplet-teasing elastic double bass freakery from Raw Q, total soul magic by Philth, SolidFrame and Collette Warren, cloud-leaping amen bliss from Ill Truth and white knuckle space funk from the daddy Randall and label bossman Ben Soundscape. With more from the likes of Phase, Random Movement, Break and loads more, this really is a special collection. Don't sleep!
Review: Club night-turned-label Intrigue has been part of the Bristol drum & bass landscape since 2003, and continues to lead the way for those who like their junglism jazzy, deep and attractive. To celebrate their 13th birthday, they've put together this rather fine anniversary compilation. There's plenty to admire throughout, with local lad Break's previously unseen "Winter Rain" - all jazzy breakbeats and twinkling keys - proving an early highlight. Veteran Bristolian and frequent early party guest Lurch delivers some thrillingly experimental flavours on "Tangents", while resident DJs and label bosses The Insiders get in the celebratory mood on two tasty tracks. Fittingly, the set finishes with Joakuim's "Cenzontle", which is little less than a classic chunk of liquid D&B gold.