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: 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: 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.