Review: New York's Adred returns to Metalheadz with two outstanding cuts right here. Both of which feature some major league collaborations, too. The wonderfully deep "Valley Groove" takes the lead with Commix on board; dreamy, purring and laced with just a smidgeon of hazy jazzy undertones, it's a total lesson in restraint. "Stuck In Loop" (with Ant TC1) maintains the soulful tendencies but with much more of a barbed touch as DRS lays down his lyrical raw emotion. Both are absolutely stunning.
Review: Bonafide fire from midlands murkers TC4. Commonly spotted unleashing under-the-counter versions that are so rude they'd make Frankie Boyle blush, here we find them hitting just as hard with their originals. Both stripped back explorations of the two-step technique with shades of techno and UK funky coded deep in the mix, "Savage" gets lewd with a wobbled-out bassline while "Chopper" bumps with a wounding dancehall rhythm style. Both absolutely kill it. Pay attention.
Review: UK bass crew TC4 're up on Crucast, and their particular shade of wobble is literally making waves across the sub-scene, no thanks to a recent EP for the mighty Four40. "Original Don" is a rewind merchant, the sort of skippy house slinger to wake the whole place up and tear it right down - drums, cowbells and sirens of all shapes and sizes dominate a lethal party groover for the al-out win. BIG UP!
Review: "Killer Tits" eh? One shudders at the thought. Luckily there's not a brutal bosom in sight as Neighbour and Trotter remix "I Told You" with breakbeat class. Adding just a touch of UKG sophistication, and oodles of reverb on the insistent snare drum, it's the perfect fit for Julia's breathy vocal work. "Together Always", meanwhile, sees the pair taking the refrain from Oakey's "Electric Dreams" and giving it a cheeky electro filter treatment.