Review: After a sizzling string of killer EPs on other labels, the currently unstoppable Conrad Subs returns to his own Maad Ting imprint with this smoking jungle shock-out. Peppered with dubwise vocal samples, Andre The Giant-sized subs and a rolling sense of damagement that's strong enough to crush a warehouse, it's another thoroughbred shockout from the rising star. Go get your radar and lock this man down on it.
Review: Ting when you're winning! Conrad - one of the most prolific artists in D&B this year - lands back on his own imprint Maad Ting after a whole string of releases on the likes of Dutty Bass, Calypson Muzak, Influence, Ten Ton, Original Key... The list goes on. As always with Subby, the focus is purely on the party as he licks up the breaks and bubbling bass for total dancefloor mischief. Old school in both its sonic dynamics and the rawness and immediacy of it all, every track hits the way it should... From the nagging Q&A bassline riff of "Deep Trouble" to the rushy rave energy of "The Rhythm Will Never Die", Conrad is crushing it right now. Get Maad as hell.
Review: Cheeky breaks-heavy jungle business from two UK risers Deep In The Jungle's Conrad Subs and Triplicate Audio's J.O.E. Smelting down some serious reference points over a swinging breaks, bouncy subs and a sense-blurring digidub breakdown, it's an all-out rampage that will drive the floor mad and please any ancient heads in a 20 mile radius. Lord a'mercy!
Review: If you like your jungle then this release should be right up your street, because it's essentially six tracks of straight up jungle heat. Our personal favourite is Pablo G's remix of J.O.E's 'What You Gonna Do', which has a wicked drop that comes off the back of a load of really soulful sampling work. It has proper old school vibes all over it and the whole arrangement works really well. Every other track is pretty much just as good, with wobbling sines, big old reece basses and a truckload of stuttering breaksy magic, Oooh yeah!
Review: Coming from a still relatively new label, Maad Ting is putting out this wicked three-tracker from Destiny, who blends the tones of toughness with the sounds of softness with lovely deftness. 'In My Arms' is the best example, as a punchy bassline and rough drum work rattles out beneath an almost Evanescence sounding vocal line. The other two tracks are equally stripped back, and we're a big fan of this sound.