Review: Next up from the Camo Tribe team, Smokin' Keys arrives with a rave-ready look at new school jump up themes across four sizzling system smackers. Our journey begins about as raucously as it could as the title track 'So High' delivers a monstrous combination of synthetic screeches and bassy bellows, kickstarting us in style. Next, 'Chill Man' takes us down a slightly more minimal road as layers of heavily reverberated percussion and sweeping synth washes take a lead role, followed by the lethal drum skips and high ended LFO pulses of 'Track Murder', which inject a whole new layer of energy to the project. From here, 'Around You' then gives us our final helping, again opting for a more minimal, tech-inspired approach, fusing tidy drum pulses and demonic drones with great effect. Awesome work across the board on this one.
Review: Camo Tribe have been surfing the radar of true school drum and bass now for two years now, who again rise to the surface with a a 22-track large compilation. Full of unique artists, monikers, aliases, collaborations and pseudonyms, Camo Tribe's expression comes through low key urban junglisms like C.E.'s "Are You For Real" next to UK hardcore and rave in S-Man's "Clash Tings". You'll find an undeniable classic edge and retroactive refreshments in numbers by Destiny, DJ Evil E and Conrad Sub, to the devilish dubs of Jumanji, Danny Styles "Get Mad (1996 Unreleased Dubplate)" and DJ Direkt.