Review: Now this most certainly is a treat as we jump into a fiery new compilation and mix project from the Hot Cakes team, who invite the sounds of Lady Waks inside for a feature length exploration into breaks and bass music. It's a truly all star cast for this one as we dive into original creations from the likes of Stanton Warriors, Jay Robinson, Them&Us, Benny Page, Deeklike & Ed Solo, Origin8 & Propa, alongside many many more. Featuring fifty-nine outstanding breakbeat epics alongside a full length studio mix from Lady Waks, this is a perfect showcasing of the breaks and D&B sound in 2021, with highlights including the smooth soundscaping of Firestar Soundsystem's 'Pressure', the intense vocal pressure of 'Trigger' from Phibes and of course the nostalgic drum rolls of 'Boom Baby' from Slip 187 & Rax. Incredible stuff!
Review: As ever, the Nipponeer Japan crew have outdone themselves with this one as they welcome back The Darrow Chem Syndicate for an exclusive remix project by the name of 'Not For Resale'. First up, we hear Kid Panel provide us with an excellent, euphoric rethink of the wonderful 'Bounce Of Thunder', which is then chased up closely by Kuplay, who unleashes some super groovy energy and vibrant rhythmic design into his overhaul of 'Hahppy'. Next up, Mob Ties & Mr. Moozit get involved for a cheeky, break-heavy edit of 'Aznable Gimmick' before we finish up with Rory Hoy, who goes to town on 'Cowper's Cooper', unleashing wave after wave of lofi drumwork and crunchy samples to see us out in style.
Review: The Nipponeer Japan team have a real knack of sniffing out bangers, which is why we were thrilled to see this brand new remix EP from the Darrow Chem Syndicate, who invite a number of producers to remix their recent creations. We kick off with Lack Jemmon's colourful, break-heavy rethink of 'Rei Wainaina', followed by super groovy recreation of 'Vietnam Sea' and Groove Mind's funk-inspired overhaul of 'Baby's Many Onions'. Next, Rory Hoy tears down 'Tour De Electrique', putting it back together with a more stripped back, drum-led approach, followed by part two of the 'Malicious Venus' remix series from Pray For Bass. Finally, Rory Hoy arrives for a second time, delivering a fun-filled relick of 'Only God Knows', rounding us off in style.
Review: Yet again, it appears that Nipponeer Japan have pulled out a box of magic as they welcome The Darrow Chem Syndicate in for a super groovy four track selection under the EP title 'Ghosn Attaches'. They have selected four potent remixes for our enjoyment, kicking off with Kid Panel's spicy rethink of 'Men In Soggy Sorrow', overhauling the twanging western vocals with silky breakbeat action. Next, Kuplay unleashes a vibrant roller rework of 'Breakin' For You' alongside Rory Hoy's rave synth heavy emulation of 'Hymn Of The Moog'. Finally, Macho steps up for a drum heavy take on 'The Bully', rounding the project off in style.
Review: For Nipponeer Japan's latest update, we see them unveil this high energy three track selection from The Darrow Chem Syndicate, and we couldn't be happier to get our ears stuck in. Right from the off this one engages with some seriously high energy arrangements as Kuplay steps up with his dancefloor-ready remix of 'Dart Henry', followed by Pray For Bass's violently tearout overhaul of 'Rocking The Bass'. Finally, Arsa Ketoma arrives on the scene with a bag of gritty LFOs, letting loose rapidfire bass shots across a demonic recreation of 'We Gotta Party'. Crazy stuff!
Review: It's time to take in some super original breakbeat flavours on this one as The Darrow Chem Syndicate touch down on the well respected Nipponeer Japan imprint. This project consists of three super exciting remixes, the first of which we embrace is the energetic Mob Ties relift of 'Bucovinaize', using the colourful horn melodies as the lead instrumentation. Next, we see Kuplay get busy with their vibrant overhaul of 'Malicious Venus', again switching up the grooves and reusing exciting vocal dribs and drabs, finishing up with the awesome Kid Panel rethink of 'The Bibber'.
Review: We dip nicely into the futuristic realms of bass music on this one as The Darrow Chem Syndicate join forces with the rapidly rising sounds of Nipponeer Japan, a label who seem to keep impressing at every turn. We begin on Philly Blunt's nostalgic rework of 'Get Loose', packed with hard hitting drum breaks and clever sampling, followed by the more hardcore bass tones and rolling drum work of Kuplay's remix of 'Like That!'. Following this, we finish up the project with Pray For Bass getting busy on an overhaul of 'The Salami Project'. Exciting material from start to finish on this one.
Review: For this one it's time to strap in for some explosive breakbeat motions as The Darrow Chem Syndicate get busy alongside Nipponeer Japan for four tracks of experimental remix weight. We kick off the project with Groove Mind's crunchy funk infused recreation of 'Raptures Over', before Lack Jemmon gets busy with his epic fidget overhaul of 'The Circus Driven Thing. Next, Kid panel brings out the fun with his quirky rebuild of 'Take A Little Ford', before we round the project off with AGFA who brings the funk to the front on his tasty rework of 'The Impossible Spin'
Review: As a movement, The Darrow Chem Syndicate have been causing quite a stir of late, and that is represented here quite perfectly through the utter madness of their brand new 'Planet Of The Chimps!' EP project. The tracklisting begins with Kid Panels breakbeat heavy rework of 'Lousy Human Bastards', jam packed with vicious lead reese synths and pounding drum designs. On the flip, we are blessed with an appearance from Chris SU and his neuro inspired rework of 'Chimpathy', set to tear any dance to utter shreds through its destructive drum arrangements and earth shattering bass synths.
Review: The Silver Apples released one of the most influential garage rock albums of the 60s, a piece of work that still shifts endless copies to this day, and one which Beatles fanatics often have in their back-burners. Recently, to our surprise, they offered the remix rights to The Darrow Chem Syndicate, a raucous breakbeat crew who like to build hard beats and nasty basslines! "I Have Known Love", "You And I", and "I Don't Care What People Say" are all given a big makeover, yet somehow managing to retain some of the original's euphoric 60s vibe that will simply not grow old. An interesting experiment, that's for sure..!