Review: Mystery Sao Paulo freshman Dirtbag elevates from Innerground new wave status to his own two-track EP... And he does so with broadsword scope and intent. "Wingsuit" is all jazzed out, stripped back and places our full attention on the detailed drum swing. "Warlock", on the other hand, heads to the armoury and pulls out the heaviest cleaver. What it does next will shock, thrill and hurt you. Get on it.
Review: Where do you go when all you need are sexy summer vibes and the type of beats that roll for days? DJ Markey's house, obviously. In lieu of actually receiving an invitation to the man's Brazilian maison, may we suggest this double helping of sweet summery goodness - guaranteed to get your feet moving and heart smiling. Marky is the king of soulful drum and bass and both "Silly" and "Firenzi" are hot enough to get things heated on the dancefloor. Set them off and feel the sun come out. Perfect.
Review: For all his dancefloor destroying singles and party-starting anthems, Brazilian D&B legend DJ Marky hasn't much pedigree when it comes to the album format. In fact, My Heroes is his debut solo full-length, and his first album of any sort since XRS collaboration In Rotation way back in 2004. It's perhaps unsurprising, then, that My Heroes has a celebratory feel throughout, with Marky delivering a range of melodious, soulful, carnival-friendly rollers and spiralling, anthem-like cuts (see recent single "Silly"). These are interspersed with a number of surprising diversions, including two memorable trips into soulful house territory ("Around You", the samba-flecked "Freedom"), and the synth-boogie influenced goodness of "Bella Drix".
Review: Marky and Makoto made this almost 10 years ago. Naturally it still stands up to today's production standards with ease as the rolling breaks, a sumptuous string and horn sample and juicy bass undulations fuse to create the epitome of a soulful roller. If this isn't in your collection yet, now is most certainly the time to jump on it. Lovely.
Review: A Marky dubplate since 2014; Promo Audio champ Rusty's "Changes In Heart" finally goes public with all its droning rolling charm. A killer for the long roll-out mixes, it's one of those tunes everyone feels they've known since birth. Next up: "Trolls Everywhere", a stark warning of life on the internet coded into full-bodied workout complete with a rising background sci-fi theme, groaning bass and laser synths. Well oiled.