Since breaking out into the UKG scene, we have watched Smokey Bubblin' B develop into a real fan favourite, however, this latest drop sees him spread his wings a little further, exploring a vicious collection of hardcore jungle originals, perfectly in time for festival season. We open up with 'Summer Of Luv', a thumping throwback laced with nostalgic piano chords and choppy jungle breaks, laced together with looping vocal slices for even more old school flavour. This is then chased up by the more digital chord structures of 'Gone Fantazia', another super choppy thrill ride, this time topped with shimmering organs for good measure. We then slide into the super scattered drum textures of 'Nova', one final throw of the dice to round off the EP in style!
This latest display from Hot Source is looking very exciting indeed as they welcome the combined sounds of Oscar Hill, Justin Black & Seb Valentine for a warm display of 4x4 originality across 10 dancefloor ready rollers, exploring everything between breaks and tech house. From the nostalgic chord progressions and explosive arpeggios of 'Still There', to the more moog-laiden bass leaps of 'Deep Vibe' and euphoria-inducing breaklines of 'Losing Control', the three soundsmiths really do cover a lot of ground across the project, giving us exactly what the release days on the tin, a collection of 'Rave Bangers'. Our highlights would have to include the funk induced vocal lines and big-room synthetics of 'Got2heal It', alongside the post-garage rhythms of 'Rain' and glittering harmonics of 'Thinking Bout U', all of which pack a unique but very potent punch!