Review: Bagged & Tagged are a regular here on Juno and for good reason, their proclivity for steadily releasing rough but energetic, whole-hearted cuts is strong and their small size doesn't prevent the release of top-quality music. They've roped in the Belgian crew for this one and 'Market' is the strongest on the release, with a Low Down Deep-esque feel to its cracking percussion and a torn, broken back end that rips across the range with style. The other 3 cuts go down a similar, wicked jump-up route and, if you like B&T, this is the release for you.
Review: Eazy is a producer we've featured quite a lot on this site before and it's because he has an impressive talent for producing gargling, powerful beats that hit hard and don't look back when they step over your stunned body. It makes sense that he's on Bagged & Tagged, then, as his Khufra EP shows off the capabilities of both him and the label. The title track is the standout, a chopped-up amalgamation of energy and purpose, custom-built for the club and very much in tune with the strength of the scene at the moment. The rest of the release slaps as well - check it out.
Review: This release honestly doesn't mess around. It carries a serious sense of potency despite its clear lack of pretentious sophistication, because D&B of this type simply isn't about sophistication, it's about making something so filthy the audience won't even understand what hit them. Everyone on this release has certainly accomplished that here, I mean just have a listen to the rippling sines, percussive naughtiness and bassline badassery that is 'Get Some Juice', a beautifully spacious tune that still manages to make you feel like you've been attacked by a dog. This is a crazy release from start to finish.
Review: Fair play it's been an impressive run from DJ Warden's Bagged & Tagged this year, despite the rona working its wicked way with 2020. Following massive EPs from the likes of Total Recall, BlckHry and Obbley & Maze the label now hits with its biggest release to date... An all-star remix EP featuring the likes of Heist, Nu Elementz, Slipz and D-Nasty. All off them given the green light to go nuts on some of the label's most distinctive cuts so far. Highlights include Heist's raucous harmonic twist on the bassline of Vital & Phenom's 'Hoe Money' and D-Nasty's skin-melting technoid riff. Disgusting. Bag this one right now.
Review: Fresh from his Lion Dub shelling late last year, Kumo makes his debut on DJ Warden's burgeoning new label Bagged & Tagged with two slabs of pure gutter chomping sandpaper funk. "Hustle & Flow" creaks and groans under Endo's lyrical pressure before licking up a whole zoo of growls. "50 Grand Chain" flexes its chunky ropes with a grizzly bassline and kicks so thick they think the earth is flat. Get your hustle on...
Review: Shadre & Salvage are back on the fast-moving train that is jump-up and once more, they've proven adept at bringing to the fore some forward-thinking sounds in that regard. They're a name we know and 'Makes Me Wanna Dance' - the title track to this release - is certainly a promising sign. Glitchy and with a satisfying sense of lagged out travel, this tune certainly bites hard but it does so in a fresh, unique manner. 'Equalize' is step-up in sophistication and nastiness, a snappy, stepping drum line pushing up into its metallic bottom line, this one is a proper creeper.
Review: Barely a month has blasted past since The Force shoved us down a "Black Hole" and showed us his "Warlord" and already he's back and packing seriously gritty, riffy heat. "Scanner" is so sharpy and stinky it analyses your most personal date and spits it back at you with a message saying you need to do better in life while "Born Evil" is so despicable it takes you back to Clipz's house in 2002 and shoves you under the floorboards of his studio for 8 months with nothing to sustain yourself but dubplate lacquer. Feel The Force!
Review: Total Recall is a producer we've featured quite a lot on this site before and it's because he has an impressive talent for producing gargling, powerful beats that hit hard and don't look back when they step over your stunned body. It makes sense that he's on Bagged & Tagged, then, as his Summons EP shows off the capabilities of both him and the label. The title track is the standout, a chopped-up amalgamation of energy and purpose, custom-built for the club and very much in tune with the strength of the scene at the moment. The rest of the release slaps as well - check it out.
Review: Trafalgar's back on the 187 again, laser riffs are popping off, beats are swaggering like a load of lorries going over a rickety bridge and there's blood everywhere. You gonna clean it up or add to the body count? Your choice. "Afraid" takes us even deeper down Traf's tunnel with a mutated hardcore lead that twists in and out of a paranoid staccato riff. Deadly stuff as ever. Don't be square.
Review: Welcome to the warped and wonderful world of Birmingham badman Zeba. His basslines melt around the beats, his sounds are woozy and the grooves knock you sideways; "Bank Rolls" is all about the trippy, misshapen tones and loose swaggering drums, "Bougle Bounce" rides with a wide menu of strange farty bass textures and deliciously clunky breaks while "Alien Bass" sharpen up the bass licks for more of a deadly laser effect. Finally we see him colliding with fellow Brum murker Warhead for epic screaming turbine bass climax "Walk The Walk". Come talk some talk...