Beware Of The Dragon (original mix) - (4:45) 58 BPM
Bad Girls (original mix) - (5:29) 175 BPM
Class Of 98 (remix) - (4:01) 175 BPM
Heaven (original mix) - (4:45) 175 BPM
The Bass Brother (original mix) - (5:07) 175 BPM
To Me (original mix) - (4:46) 175 BPM
Review: Kevlar Beats is named after the famous body armour and it's an apt label title for this EP from DJ Uniques, which to a track is tough, strong and built to withstand a night of battering. The breaks are furious, the basses and heavy and there's a strand of UK urban culture through reggae sampling and the like, it's a proper UK club release and we're loving it. 'The Bass Brother' is the highlight, a gorgeously heavy number with a perfect set of clattering drums that tumble over one another in their haste to hit you in the face. It exemplifies why this is such a sick EP - big ups to DJ Uniques.
Review: Kevlar Beats gets its name from the body armour, and although the bass on this single might be heavy enough to break some bones, it's definitely not music that's mean enough to try. Starting with the funky album art and moving into the music, this single from Faysha is funky and upbeat the whole way, even if there is some heavy bass weight. 'Play it Back Again' mixes stabbing basses with powerfully solid drum hits and nostalgic ragga sampling to form a carnival-friendly roller with serious attitude. 'Easy' follows a similar formula and the results are just as fantastic - not one to miss.
Review: Kevlar Beas release some of the best compilations around, partly because they have a large contingent of affiliated artists to draw upon but mostly just because the curation team over there is top-notch. The aptly named Strength in Numbers features a load of acs from Quaa Rush to DJ Direkt, the former of which is responsible for 'Vecran', which packs a great, old-school and funky drum line and bouncy, soulful bass nodes which warp and wobble through a really cool arrangement. Danny Anger nails it with the soul-infused jungle vibes of 'Tallies Side Step', and this release in general combines loads of different pallettes to great effect. Fantastic.