I Don't Wanna Hear That (Mike Skinner remix) - (3:13) 138 BPM
I Don't Wanna Hear That (Mella Dee remix) - (5:07) 126 BPM
I Don't Wanna Hear That (feat AK & C4 & DRS - DJ Q remix) - (4:01) 136 BPM
Review: One of the summer's runaway crossover slammers, "I Don't Wanna Hear" saw three fine minds colliding for a grime fusion piece that fits festivals and clubs perfectly... Here we find Toddla and Danny's beats and Jammer's distinctive tones getting the treatment from a perfect range of artists. Mike Skinner kicks off with a skippy riddim and twisted accordion bass flex while Digital Soundboy's latest family member Mella Dee takes us on a very naughty slo-mo amen-heavy jungle vibe. It's Q who really steals the show, though... Adding DRS, AK and C4 to the mix, it's a happy-slapping 4/4 UKG jam of VVVIP proportions. Trust us: you will want to hear this!
Review: Judging by Toolroom's latest mammoth collection, the sound of the White Island in 2014 will be uplifting house music. Granted, there are some diversions on this compilation thanks to Eric Sneo's rattling minimalism and Doorly's jacking "Thunder Clap", but these are few and far between. Even Kelis gets in on the vocal house sound, with Breach chopping up the singer's vocals on his tracky version of "Rumble". Breach faces stiff competition from his peers though, with Tensnake turning London Grammar's "Hey Now" into an epic vocal anthem. However, the stand out contribution comes from a real veteran and MK's piano-led take on Lancelot's "Givin' It Up (feat Antony & Cleopatra)" recalling classic KMS.
Review: Sliding back into the fray with Ninja Tune for more of his crossover bass swells, Tom Bell is in a decidedly soulful mood as he works with Shola Ama and other cohorts for the emergence of the Toddla T Sound project. It's a smooth, purposefully stripped down slow jam that bobs on luxuriant pads running through gossamer filters as a perfect cushion for Ama's breathless vocals and pitched-down chorus spits from one of the MC contributors. Bringing an old-skool rave vibe to his remix, Numbers producer Deadboy throws in some naughty breaks and bad ass bassline business and offer the mix up in vocal and dub forms for all possible eventualities (within the realms of peak time party music of course).
Review: Sheffield's premier rude boy Toddla T unveils his new 'supergroup' with this one-off bomb. The Toddla T Sound evolved from the amount of hours Toddla spent on the road with fellow musicians, Serocee, DRS and believe it or not, Shola Ama! The first results of this collaboration is "Worst Enemy", which is a classy slow jam featuring Ama's sultry tones - a far cry from her early days. More please!
Review: When executed with spine-tingling precision, there are very tunes that don't benefit from a good dose of strings and pianos. Throw in a beautiful soul-stirring vocal and you have yourself a universal smasher that will make grown men cry, dogs hug cats and, in rare cases, politicians not be corrupt. "Alive" ticks all of those boxes. File for those smoochy sessions towards the end of the night and win over every couple on the dancefloor. For added beef UKG ledge Sticky makes a rare appearance and flexes his triplet skills while Dismantle rips the soul out of the record and re-installs it with pure filth. Something for everyone.
Review: "Streets So Warm" is the latest track to be released from Toddla T's huge new album "Watch Me Dance". Following the heavy disco-funk leanings of single of the same name, this release sees the producer return to the dancehall influenced sound that he is most well known for, with a range of remixes on an old school tip. The original features a simple trilling synth line which complements Wayne Marshall's vocals, whilst Zed Bias' "Old Skool remix" takes things back to 2000 with an infectious 2-step version of the original. Serial Killerz meanwhile deliver a DnB remix, and Ross Orton and Pipes deliver a remix which takes the dancehall original and beefs it up with some contemporary bass production.