Review: Grand Theft Audio 50 LP is the largest project in the label's history; a 50 track album featuring 25 brand new ones, and another 25 from their extensive back catalogue. They released them over four editions in late 2021,but here it is in its full entirety and, again, we'd like to stress that it's a whopping 50 tracks! From the fierce breakbeat science of Sl8r & Somebody Else's "Facking Jungle M8", to the dark side jump-up of Nothing To Lose & Echidna's "Cyclops" (Intraspekt remix), the widescreen cinematic rhythms of Cynical Gene's "Emerge" and Nvrsoft & Sola's emotive vocal drum 'n' bass roller "Falling" - there's plenty more where they came on the Manchester label's impressive celebratory compilation.
Review: It's been a fairly epic few weeks for Grand Theft Audio as they unleashed several editions in their 50 LP. Here, we have the fourth and final edition which sees them go out all guns blazing - seriously! A whopping six tracks on this one: Nvrsoft & Sola's emotive vocal drum 'n' bass roller "Falling", the Full Cycle style stepper by Nothing To Lose, Echidna & Charlie B titled "Downpour" (feat Dubbul-O - Charlie B remix) and the widescreen breakbeat science of Raedford's "Tidal Groove" reminiscent of classic Optical are just some of the highlights.
Review: Set up seven years ago, Manchester's Grand Theft Audio Recordings releases quality music from across the drum and bass spectrum. Their Grand Theft Audio 50 LP is the largest project in the label's history; a 50 track album featuring 25 brand new ones, and another 25 from their extensive back catalogue. Now into part two of the four part series, we've got the dark side jump-up of Nothing To Lose & Echidna's "Cyclops" (Intraspekt remix), the stadium sized beats of Jenske's "4AM" that would make even Sigma stand up and notice, while Manuva gets into some neurofunk intricacies on "Hold Me Down" among others.
Review: Set up seven years ago, Manchester-based Grand Theft Audio Recordings is a label releasing quality music from across the drum & bass spectrum. The Grand Theft Audio 50 LP is the largest project in the label's history; a 50 track album featuring 25 brand new tracks, and another 25 from their extensive back catalogue. On part one of the four part series here, we've got the fierce breakbeat science of Sl8r & Somebody Else's "Facking Jungle M8", the minimal steppa "Run Dat" by Erbman in the vein of classic DJ Krust, as well as the emotive mentasms on darkside roller "Full Circle" by Dom Hz and the subterranean neurofunk of "Eski B's "Tsunami".
Review: Ready for the remix! Sola and Sammie Hall's massive 'Dreaming' EP gets the remix treatment from a whole slew of talents. Aries lights the fire with a killer twist on 'Close To You' as the euphoric intro drops into something very dark and foreboding. He's in good company as many other step up with fresh new versions: Rowney shows off his deep and uplifting side on 'Dreaming Of You', Grand Theft Audio's own Vektral adds a whole new level of electrified grit to 'The Stars', American rising talent Airglo takes us around the solar system with his take on 'Lost In The Moment' while Jfal closes the EP with a savage tear-up twist on 'Hangar'. Bumping.
Review: Give us a signal! Rising filth merchant Jfal unleashes his inner naval petty officer and steers us in the direction of five big-chinned dancefloor bruisers on Grand Theft Audio. Laced with drama and a big Trex-style riff, 'Quartermaster' packs an unforgettable hook and sets the heavyweight scene for the whole EP. Other highlights include the classic rave blasts and wubbly bass tones of 'Here For You' and stark futurism and freaky spaciousness of 'Little Red Button'. Salute.
Sola - "Can't Let Go" (feat Sammie Hall) - (4:15) 172 BPM
Sola - "Lost In The Moment" (feat Sammie Hall) - (5:20) 174 BPM
Sola - "Dreaming Of You" (instrumental) - (5:18) 172 BPM
Sola & Jfal - "Another Lesson" (feat Sammie Hall - extended vocal edit) - (4:57) 172 BPM
Review: Bringing the feels: Grand Theft Audio bosses Sola link up with the ever-present skills of songwriter Sammie Hall for five barbed soul originals that are all steeped in heavy emotion. 'Close To You' sets the scene with a fastlane bassline, Hybrid Minds style keys and Sammie pouring her heart out. Elsewhere 'Dreaming Of You' takes us up above the clouds, 'Another Lesson' is a contemplative, piano-laced cut drifter, 'Can't Let Go' is the big dancefloor bruiser while 'Lost In The Moment' plays the all-important lighter-raising moment. Something for every stage of your set, Sola and Sammie have smashed this one.
Review: Flicking up the Vs, Manchester's GTA crew get busy on their fifth instalment of their Vibrations series. Nothing but pure fire from six exciting names in the next-gen game, it's top gear from the off; Sl8r kicks off with a vibrant croaky bassline croak while Hanm follows with a slippery neuro-referencing tech monster. Elsewhere Nothing To Lose & Echidna deliver a slamming Prototypes style floor burner "Imminent Danger", Charlie B gets all ravey and wavey on "Feeling", KS gets savage with roaring metallic bass and raw jungle break rolls of "Out Of Control" and S.Opress just straight up tears us a new one with the high voltage hum of "Gutter Thug". Good vibrations!