Review: As ever with the celebrated Moveltraxx imprint, we are absolutely thrilled to see what they have offered up as we dive into the latest four track collection from Amadeezy, showcasing his fantastic blend of juke and jungle themes. We kick this one off with the silky drum work and potent kicking rhythms of 'Go To Work', alongside the high energy drum processes and classic sampling of 'Let's Rock This Party'. We take a more melodic twist next as 'New Juke City' arrives with sweeping pad textures and piano chords, before we round the project up with the rapid fire kick shots and dominant sub-bass structures of the title track 'Deadly Disco Poison'. Lovely stuff.
Review: After some killer cassette and vinyl action for the Jheri Tracks label, along with plenty of appearances on some collaborative releases, our boy Bastiengoat lands on the fine-ass Moveltraxx label with some of his tuned-up bass and footwork. "Give Me What You Need" is like Rashad on speed, stopping and starting the percussion with a dicey improvisation, whereas "I Can Tell" spins the beats in favour of some heart-breaking r&b vocals for the lovers. "Imma Dog" is another beast altogether, adopting a hard-edged hip-hop mentality with a gangsta style, and "Open Wide" adds a sci-fi layer to the equation, dropping fire left, right and centre. Killah business!
Review: Now the last 12 months has been a very exciting time for the Moveltraxx imprint, who seem to just keep getting better and better. This latest display from Bastiengoat is a perfect example of their constant improvement as we dive into two incredibly well designed originals. First of all, 'Hexane' is unveiled with some seriously high energy levels, driven by murky sub textures and super skippy drum designs. On the flip side, 'Pentane' takes the form of a super speedy grimey roller, with high end synthesizer melodies and moogy bass tones, it's a livener for sure!
Review: Raw as F*ck juke and footwork here from Moveltraxx sampler Da Movelt Posse. Dance Mania OG DJ Nehpets lines up alongside label mate DJ Clent (Planet Mu) in turning out Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" while laying down some sex eduation juke and footwork style. Hyperdub signing Dj Tre turns in some heavy 808 kick drums tipped in vinyl crackle alongside the frenetic jazz and sample work of Boylan & J'Roc's heroic hip hop tricks in "Letz Rock". Da posse.
Review: If you're an aspiring DJ or producer, naming yourself after one of the world's most popular club DJs might not prove such a smart move. But then again, with "Beat'n Down Yo Block", this other Tiga has delivered an impressive club banger that fuses epic string stabs, hype footwork rhythms and some great chant-a-longs. Across the further four tunes included we also get the bass-laden, italo-disco sampling trap of "Take Control", the stabby ghettotech of "Start It Up", booty bass -meets-70s flower child-isms of "Lovin You" and some head noddin' gangsta vibes on "Zip & A Double Cup".
Review: Street Bangers is exactly that, bangers which are tailor made for the street, for its clubs and bars, parties and late nights. This is definitely the sort of music you can see yourself whiling away the night to and the pounding percussive lines don't get repetitive. 'Voxpop' is one of the best, simply for the huge build on the second drop - very suspenseful stuff. The rest of the release is just as good we highly recommend it.