Review: That cheeky chappy, Twisted Individual lets rip with a seriously heavy remix package in this, the second instalment of the Lets Twist Again series. Getting straight down to business with the Crystal Clear Moshpit remix of "Heavy Metal", there's no breathing space before "Galloping Elephant" looms large on the horizon. Mutated Forms adds oodles of subterranean bass causing the tune to shuffle along majestically. The Northern Lights remix of "Acid Rain" is up next, with plenty of pH 3 pizzazz, vitriolic synth splashes and driving breaks. It's proper dancefloor business here, as we conclude the EP with the mighty Taxman's re-rub of "Nail Bomb". Big bad drum rolls lead into a tumultuous drop with ticking breaks, glitchy warps and bleeps.
Review: Twisted Individual, of Grid Recordings fame, continues in his quest to conquer the world of D&B via rampaging jump up anthems with another couple of dancefloor killers. Whomping bass and belching subs are order of the day in title track "Touching Cloth", with its grinding rhythm, crunchy drums and jingling SFX, it'll be a hit with the Heist and Playaz crew for sure. Then Tyke gets his hands on "Throbbing Gristle" and provides a powerful remix; dramatic synths at the ready, this one rumbles along with buckets of attitude, rolling drums and raunchy bass. One for the late night soldiers.
Review: Drum&Bass Arena: The longest-standing, and one of the most respected, platforms for all things jungle D&B celebrates an impressive 20 years in the game with this ridiculously hefty document that pays respect to the genre's every twist and turn. From scene-shattering megahits ("Tarantula", "Feel The Love", "Rock It", "Afterglow") to unarguable historical underground scene-smashing megabangers ("Machete", "Aztec", "Nasty Ways", "The View", "Champion Sound", "Turbulence", "Up All Night", "Deadline", Ram Trilogy's remix of "Pacman") by way of tracks that may have slipped under the radar ("Defcom 69", "What's Wrong", "Song For Lovers") the whole album is loaded to the lips with some of the most important records the genre's enjoyed in the last 20 years. Time to get nostalgic, time to fill those holes in your collection, time to educate your dancefloor. Here's to another 20 years!
Review: Grubs up! Twisted Individual's cooked up a feast of undead delights for the first Zombie Recordings V/A collection and everyone's invited. Chewy, spicy and full of gully victuals, across the collection we're treated to all range of flavours; the peppery aftertaste of Filthy Habits & Jeopardize's "Mind Transfer", the fruity funk bursts of Imaginary Friends' "Rooftop Jam", the gamey aroma and meaty chugs of Yatuza & Nick The Lot's "Mystic Ways" and the sweet and sour textures of Alex SLK's "Kluture" are just some of the many highlights on the menu. Gunfinger-licking good!