Review: Sunny side sounds from Mad Decent's Russian contingent: "XOXO" is a whirlwind of hi-fi vibrancy as the beats fling and flip us through the most luscious of 16-bit pastures. Hugs and kisses emanating from every lick, it's one of the most soul-seducing cuts Mad Decent have given us in a long time. "Thank You" continues this beat beauty with more of a standard R&B-influenced synth jam while "Prpl Drunc" finishes the set with another example of true uniqueness, taking detuned synth stabs (think Detroit, think old school rave) and fusing them into the more contemporary beat paradigm. The result is something that will make your heart melt and your face screw. A game changer for 813 and a game changer for your set, Mad Decent have delivered!
Review: Nouveau Riche boss Boaz jumps over to Mad Decent for four firing tracks that once again push the limits of EDM, bass, hardstyle and electro to the absolute limits. "99 Lights" is carnie chaos with its pitched up vocal loop and high-speed stomp riddim. "Breakoe" is even more hectic thanks to its Som Sistema-style insistency. "Flontie Stacks" comes in two parts for added mixing fun...Part One drops into the craziest trap drop you'll hear all months while Part Two takes the mentalist factor up several notches with its processed, Crazy Frog flavoured vocal loop. Insane stuff.