Review: To celebrate its 100th release, long-established label My Best Friend has put together a mammoth compilation. Featuring classic MBF releases like Cosmic Sandwich's "Man in a Box" and Dirt Crew's "Rock Da House", 100 is also notable for unearthing some lesser-known killers. There's Crowdkillers' "Miss Jones", an awesome stripped back house track powered by lithe Latin vocals and a disturbed female vocal, and the deep, haunting synths of Florian Meindl's "La Nuit". Even when My Best Friend follows more conventional sounds, as it does on "Get Down" by Filthy Rich and Danny Serrano's "Likenobody", the tribal drums are loose and organic, the filtering subtle and the vocal samples atypical.
Review: Fresh from slamming down the rather large "Guess Who's Jack" single on Toolroom, Tube & Berger returns to their Kittball label for the first time in two years. "Revolution #4" may be a single-track salvo, but it's a sizable one at that. Building from a hushed start via hissing cymbals, increasingly raw and intense electronic riffs and crunchy drums, the track really comes into its own when the German duo introduces a booming bassline, mangled vocal samples and occasional snippets of bustling, early hardcore style breakbeats. By the time the time the cut reaches its peak through a wave of fizzing new riffs and wild sub-bass, you'll have lost your shit on the dancefloor and be well on your way to launching a revolution of your own.