Review: Underground Traffic is back and serves up a fab new EP entitled 'Neil Didn't Help'. The title track kicks the EP off with attitude and some serious wonk slicing through a solid, UK bassline inspired beat. Next up 'Rival' is a serious bumper that gets that Will Clarke style bassy electro vibe happneing but on steroids. Finally 'Dangerous' lives up to its name as the label themselves best desribe "when this is dropped in the rave feet will be stomping, too much of this will definitely be dangerous for the ceiling below if played on the top floor!" They don't know why Neil didn't help.... Oh well... no-one likes Neil anyway.
Review: Before delivering the promised 'arsenal of dutty new tunes for all you functioning bass addicts' next year, fledging bass label Saucy round up this one with a selection of all their best stuff from their sophomore year. There are a whopping 24 tracks to get your teeth into, highlights of which include the insanely catchy moody pop of opener "Summer Rain" by Inkline, the slamming garage/house of "Don't Stop (Jack Swaffer remix)" by Mike Jones and the eccentric beats and creeped out sounds of the "House Of Haunted Horrors" by Spooky and Spekktrum. What a label, what a year!
Review: For all those of you out there who had lost faith in ever hearing another instalment in the Saucy Selections series...rejoice! The wait is over. It's over a year since Vol 2, but the Saucy crew are back bringing serious fiyah over 22 fresh new jams. As usual, the quality is never compromised, particularly on such standouts as the mercilessly pounding, RnB sampling "You Better Know" by Libra, the futuristic 2-step synth stabs of "Eyes On You" by Jello and the dry warehouse beats and buzzy bass bounce of "People Dem Dance" by Lucent & Karl Vincent.
Review: Since being established one year ago, UK label Saucy have kept themselves very busy indeed. Apart from releasing singles from a top selection of international talent, they've also treated their audience to a few mini-compilations too. Here, they go for the big one: a full-blown collection to celebrate their first birthday. There are 20 tracks to chosen from, highlights include the deep string-led house of "Murder (Skapes mix)" by SPX, the otherworldly laser-bass attack of "Renegade Horns" by Libra and the haunted bass-step of Distro's remix of Pelikann's "Hear Me".
Review: "PPH" is a prime example of progressively minded production that shows how things always move forward in Underground Traffic's world. With boomy dubstep married to housier vibes, the results are a bouncy skipper that, although moody, brings a more ghetto feel the beats. DevelopMENT takes this approach further for a real 4/4 wobble melodic hybrid. Rising stars My Nu Leng are up last with a positively epic bass attack that virtually guarantees stadium-sized pandemonium everywhere.
Review: UK operation Saucy Record return with a swiftly compiled second volume of Saucy Selections featuring a healthy 17 cuts of Tech, Bass, House and Garage from the international community. Label regulars like Libra (UK), Melod!k, and Spekktrum brush up against Saucy newcomers and there's a pleasant array of styles and sounds to be found within this selection, moving from sultry cuts such as opener "Had Enough" by Chris Skapetis to tougher and rougher bassline movers. Grande's "NOS" playfully toys around the Club Constructions approach to dancefloor tools, whilst Spekktrum is on aggro form with compilation highlight "The Game".