Review: The Straight Up trawler has sailed into the choppy breakbeat seas and, once again, caught a fine catch. 26 tracks, in total, each one reflecting a different flavour of the genre, this could be one of the label's finest fishing sessions to date. Ranging from the classic, sneering Botchit-style tears of "Da Dogz" and BreaksMafia's super-rude take on Dave London's classic "Black Disc" to the more contemporary trance-tinged "As Ice" and the filmic spine-shuddering rushes of "Vertigo", Straight Up have ensured no breakbeat fan has been ignored during the making of this extensive album. Epic.
Review: As a consistent label project, it's hard to ignore how much work LW Recordings have been putting in over the past few months, bringing forward high quality compilation after high quality compilation. Here we see them unveil the 12th edition of their 'Sublime Breaks & Beats' series, boasting twenty five original scorchers. For us the immediate highlights have to include the super groovy chord movements and catchy bass melodies of 'Simmer Skank' from Zemon, alongside Blackboxx's smooth roller 'Closer' and Eater's punchy trap sheller 'Pop It'.