The Jaffa Kid - "Intergalactic War Trials" - (4:03) 129 BPM
Oskar Telemann - "Anruf Aus Dem Westen" - (4:39) 127 BPM
Review: Brokntoys was one of the best electro labels to emerge before the current hype, and will be still going strong long after the bandwagon leaves town. This is all down to its enviable track record in releasing distinctive iterations of this style; Art 220 kick-starts this release with the spiky beats, drilling percussion and acid-gurgling riffs of "Meur Maei", while XY0815 and Int Main journey down a route sound-tracked by crunchy drums, a staccato rhythm and a tearing bass. On Obergman's "Chronostasis",spooky synths and steely drums are powered by surging low end, while The Jaffa Kid's superbly-named "Intergalactic War Trials" is a hypnotic slice of electronic malevolence.
Review: Well, the UK's Shifting Peaks have really gone and done it with this latest leviathan of a compilation, an anthology of their best and most wanted from 2010 until now. Inside, there's talent and plenty of club antics bouncing off the wall left, right and centre; with over fifty cuts there's enough to go around and satisfy a whole artillery of bass-heads. Some of the stand-outs for us are Tessela's "Yes You Can", Hackman's "Always", "Put You Down" by Odessa, and OM Unit's remix of "Reach Out" by Nphonix. What a belter,
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