Review: Following his recent exploits on Born On Road, Cornish captain Toxinate returns to Biological Beats with two of his most interesting and forward-thinking cuts to date. 'Owe You' sees him linking with singer Marge for a haunted emotional workout that's both heavy with its lasers and off-beat bass bubbles but also laced with dark soul thanks to the vocals and. For something a little more classic sounding but still crisp and edged with that hybrid jump up sound get your ears on the grotty funk-up 'Drop It'. You owe your ears a listen to this.
Review: Just like when you put a shell to your ear and hear the sea, if you put one of these 'Shellerz' to your ear it will actually slap your nan. True story. Just ask the Born On Road crew. Coming out the lockdown locker with a whole stack of new-gen banger craft, this is the first in a series and the name says it all; yung Toxinate will shell your chubby cheeks with his junglized 'Bumbaclart Wobbles', J Select will shell your grey matter as he rolls you up and sparks you alight with 'Skunked', 4K will shell your bare hide with the outstanding bassline and surging harmonic MC vocals of 'Murda Ross' while Toby Ross will shell your soul and make your bones rumble with 'Respect'. Get shelled soon.
Review: Big tings on Cave, Biological Beats, ByTheProducer already this year, now Liondub International... Yung Tox here is one what you earthlings call 'a mission' right about now. Once again he continues to develop his style as he fuses different elements into his jump-up blend. From the dark trip wormhole twists and turns of 'Exorcism' to the frankly genius rhythm and percussion of 'Free For All', this is Toxinate in his broadest and baddest form. Fans of his earlier twisted grot won't be disappointed either when they hear 'Cyber Pimp' and 'Hard Times' either. Demon-slayingly savage.
Review: Hedex is on a mission again! He's rousing up the troops for the second 'Collected' collection on his ByTheProducer brand and once again it's a monster rollcall of some of the scene's most exciting new-gen talent. Over 18 tracks we're treated to the likes Disrupta, Refracta, DJ Premium, Metal Work, Filthy Habits, Toxinate and so many more super skilled producers, highlights include the emotional space age jitters and whirls of Easty's 'Tapped', Scudd's emotional rumbler 'Complete', Posk's jazzy face-slapper 'Biting' and Metal Work's ruffneck 'Inner Peace'. And that's just the tip of the 'Collected' iceberg. Grab this now and grab yourself a piece of history.
Review: Toxinate is back, using his force to compel you to punch someone in the face and chuck your drink with an EP that doesn't hold back. Its not the kindest on the ears but then again, its not supposed to be, it's a statement of hard-hitting sounds and murderous tones. These tracks are underpinned by delicate yet heavy drum work and percussive clarity, but the action happens in the steadily melodic but still raucous basslines, monstrosities of dancefloor proportions. 'Space' especially, which is full of, you guessed it, space, as Toxinate leaves plenty of room the frequencies to foment. This new one from the Biological Beat crew isn't something you'll forget quickly.
Review: Fresh from a whole slew of savagery on Young Guns and Bio Beats, Yung Toxinate lays the smack down on Cave with three naughty naughty numbers. 'Illegal Narcotics' will spin you out with its laser basses and gun loads, 'Whispers' screams sweet everythings in your ears by way of a pitched up vocal and a warped, molten bassline sizzle before 'Clueless' sees the Cornish act tagging in with Nautik for a trippy, tripletty finale that has more questions than answers. Get high off Toxinate's supply.
Review: Toxinate and Young Guns - two names that you should've heard of if you're into your jump up - have teamed up for a naughty collection of tunes that will strike a chord with anyone who's been tapped into the jump-up resurgence these past couple of years. With a diverse range of sounds within the jump-up canopy, Serial Killer is an EP on a mission, a mission statement if you will. The title track has a wicked set of snapping, rolling drums that underpin a gargling amalgamation of sounds, textures and tones - this is proper stuff. The rest of the release continues on that same trajectory and man, it's sick.