Review: With the vinyl pressed and sold out, Stretch's AKO Beatz unleash their "Unknown Elements" on the digital realm. Mantra takes the lead with a Rupture-ready amen shaker "Powder Of Life", FDB Project and Madcap tap into the heady spirit of 94 with the ageless jungle tonic that is "Nema", Verb ensures our focus is fully squared on the paranoid, crying bassline and the iced out Headz mentasms in the background while Antidote closes the show with AKO Beatz darkest jam to date. Terror jungle vibes aplenty, handle with care and attention.
Review: A very exciting release from up and coming imprint Ako Beatz, not least because it features a scarce studio offering from the legendary GOLDIE! Cold Mission is first up to the plate with a heavy hitter, synth work reminiscent of "Champion Sound" is driven forward by some rough jungle breakbeats, chopped with laser like precision. The godfather Goldie's long awaited return to production does not disappoint. The warm bassline and tribal loops will have the ravers bubbling like a shaken bottle of Lucozade. Double 0 demonstrates his jungle heritage with space age atmospherics and skipping beats that harp back to the glory days 90's jungle, "New Skank" it sure is but it's one that clearly knows it's history. Last but certainly not least Threshold's "Bad Nah Bloodclart" is a dark roller with an eerie hook perfect for a grimey 4am set.