Tom Booze - "Bass Funk Vol 6" (continuous DJ mix) - (57:04) 105 BPM
Review: What an exciting project this was too open up as we see Tom Booze touch down on Bomb Strikes with a truly explosive compilation, hand-curated for maximum sonic impact. From start to finish this collection showcases the very best of the now in new school breakbeat, from the Asian-inspired string plucks of Lack Jemmon's 'Don't Stop' to the more dubstep inspired twists and grooves of YGT YGT YGT from Posij and the sizzling synthetics of The Funk Hunters & Kotek's rework of 'With You', originally from Haywyre'. The project is jam-packed with exciting creations, with heavyweights such as Krafty Kuts, PAV4N, A.Skillz, Fort Knox Five & more all providing hard hitting drops to make this one of the most powerful breakbeat compilations of the year.
Leon Vynehall & Hagan - "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" (Hagan remix) - (4:13) 84 BPM
Leon Vynehall & Shed - "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" (Shed's SugarDUB remix) - (5:32) 136 BPM
Leon Vynehall & Bored Lord - "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" (Bored Lord remix) - (4:25) 131 BPM
Leon Vynehall, Gombeen & Doygen - "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" (Gombeen & Doygen remix) - (6:30) 136 BPM
Sugar Slip (The Lick) - (7:29) 136 BPM
Review: Originally released on Fabric as part of Leon Vynehall's compilation for the London label, the bluesy, shuffling garage of "Sugar Slip (The Lick)" now gets the remix treatment. In Hagan's hands it is transformed into a deep, dubbed out slow jam, full of ghostly textures, chopped up vocals and a powerful sub bass. The Bored Lord remix doesn't stray radically from the original version, but the addition of an acidic bass and swirling chords set it apart from Vynehall's creation. On a totally different tip is the Shed remake; in a similar vein to the Wax series that Ren? Pawlowitz has recently revisited, this version is all about dense drums and a driving rhythm - the perfect, dance floor-focused accompaniment to Vynehall's atmospheric reveries.