Review: It's an Aberdeen/Atlanta soundclash as Lockah and Taste Tester go toe-to-toe on this extended player. Oozing rainbow sonics with snippets of sugar-pop and flurries of dark, contemporary funk, there's heaps to chew on. "U Don't Know Me" is like a Destiny's Child remix from 2054, complete with golden harp-like arpeggios. Meanwhile on "Learn From Us" we can clearly hear Lockah's vibrancy but the message is driven home with TT's pounding dirrty south beat work. Other highlights include the wistful, dreamy psychedelia of "The End" and Slick Shoota's choppy, snappy juke remix of "U Don't Know Me".
El Carnicero - "Orange Soda Moustache" - (3:06) 147 BPM
DJ Cable - "Cartridge" (VIP) - (4:36)
Bombe - "Still Riddim" - (3:36) 146 BPM
Review: Founded on importing the UK bass sounds to the US while embracing their own native bass techniques, Slit Jockey have developed a unique motif over the years. The annual Choice Cuts series is one of the best ways of experiencing their well chiselled sound, and this is one of their best compendiums to date. Whether you start studying for a degree in star-gazing to Ill-Esha's "Galactic Halo", play the air steel drums to Strooly & Swimwear's neon-tribal hypnosis session "Chemtrails" or lose your mind to the unique fusion of hardcore and trap on Wonder's "RaveT", one thing is certain - Slit Jockey will leave you feeling more than satisfied.