Review: Every now and then, you just want a release that slams start to finish. No frills, no pretence of trying to be something that it isn't, just solidly banging D&B that gets your head nodding and your feet moving. Monss has done that here and this single is a run of attitude-packed jump up, all of which would sound fat through a sound system. 'Serial Killer' is a highlight, bright light synths and god vibes leading you in into a fluttering array of bouncy sonics and boom-bap drum hits, a vibe that's quickly transferred across into 'Too Emergency Call' - snapping percussive hits, moody bass notes and melody that oozes power.
Review: Sol is turning things upside down on this one with the help od OHNO, and their joint efforts through Cave have bred a dastardly heavy three-track EP that's got more guts than a butcher. 'Trick Room' is the most unique of the bunch, its tapestry of glowing synth lines leading gently into a magical concoction of witch like stabs and burning embers, there's club-readiness on full display and Sol has well and truly killed it. 'Run It Out' featuring OHNO is the other highlight and it's well worth your time.
Review: After a series of crucial free downloads, prominent online jump up hub Jump Up Cave level up with a full digital label Cave. They're launching in style, too as west coast roustabouts Sub Killaz light the fuse. Two tunes, two vibes, one heavy message: "Hold On" is all pneumatic kicks, slime sub harmonics and gritty stabs on the fills while "Panic" lives up to its name with a higher-toned riff that sizzles with proper mischief. One for the Cave mandem...
Review: Fresh from a whole slew of savagery on Young Guns and Bio Beats, Yung Toxinate lays the smack down on Cave with three naughty naughty numbers. 'Illegal Narcotics' will spin you out with its laser basses and gun loads, 'Whispers' screams sweet everythings in your ears by way of a pitched up vocal and a warped, molten bassline sizzle before 'Clueless' sees the Cornish act tagging in with Nautik for a trippy, tripletty finale that has more questions than answers. Get high off Toxinate's supply.
Review: Cave is another one of very prolific, very consistent jump up labels who are riding high the wave of fervour spreading through that side of the scene at the moment. For this week's instalment of their mission to madness, they've got Yoteii on board for this riotous four-tracker. 'Megatron' leads you in with hypnotic instrumentation, before laying them out over a subby, rolling drum break, complete with some naughty stabs. 'The Buzz' takes things up a notch in terms of craziness, its squelching, grating bass notes hit all the spots and we're very, very into it. Top EP.