Playin' On The Juno (Laidbacks's 106 mix) - (4:48) 128 BPM
Playin' On The Juno (instrumental) - (4:48) 128 BPM
Review: Fresh fro his recent retro rave tip, Jason Laidback is back this time with a more contemporary electro-house anthem "Playin' On The Juno". A real floor filler, the tune is given a catchy hip-house edge courtesy of smooth MC Possible Side Effects. If you want a slightly less perky version Laidback has provided a moodier '106 remix" too.
Review: A self-confessed 'bass music reprobate', Jason Laidback has certainly paid his dues, being one half of Slyde (Finger Lickin') and a veteran of the Bolshi label too. Here he delivers a new solo bomb, "Namechecka!" and it's clear that his ferocity hasn't diminished over the years. The UK mix of the tune combines a big thumping shuffle and seductive female vocals with almost Plastic Dreams-esque 90s house goodness. His esteemed pal Leeroy 'The Prodigy' Thornhill also appears with a mix that is unsurprisingly a tough big beat assault with plenty of cacophonous 303 mayhem! Another day, another destroyed dancefloor!
Review: Laidback Luke? No, Jason Laidback, to be exact. Purveyor of nu-skool breaks for close to two decades and formerly part of Finger Lickin' duo Slyde, it seems he's back! "Smoker Toker" is yet another tribute to everyone's favourite herb in the form of a dirty late night garage tip. "Oz Voodoo" is a return to form for Laidback, showing us his electrofied, in your face breaks he's known for. Finally "Smoker Toker" gets an instrumental version for those hot fond on the green monologue of the original.
Review: A self-proclaimed 'bass music reprobate', there's actually nothing degenerate or anti social about the productions of this London music veteran. In fact this member of Finger Lickin's iconic Slyde duo and one time Bolshi artist has a knack for making extremely positive sounding productions. Here he presents two more slices of this sound - the full, skippy sing-a-long pop houser "Deeper Dank" and the breaky 90s organ-heavy wobbler "Love Is A Bassline". Get boppin'!
Review: Veteran night prowler Jason Laidback re-amasses the whistle crew with this sterling rave homage. With sonic references to Jaydee's "Plastic Dreams", A Guy Called Gerald's "Voodoo Ray" and Orbital's "Chime" and hundreds more seminal anthems referenced lyrically, it serves as a history lesson/nostalgia trip (depending which side of the 90s you were born) Each mix is subtly different with Astoria focusing on the ravey signatures, Bagleys emphasising the jacking 4/4 and Skin Up injecting the breakbeats. Each version as good as the last, this is a dedicate for everyone who certifiably knows the score.
Review: Former Slyde member Jason Cohen continues his prolific endeavours under the Jason Laidback alias with Freaky Ways his fifth single of 2015, all of which have come exclusively through his own Nightprowl label. Freakyways sees the self-proclaimed 'bass music reprobate' team up with vocalist Slimm with the lead original version a dank UK garage roller that may well indeed look to the Notorious BIG for inspiration. Complementing this, Laidback Jason turns in a Warehouse Mix that toughens up the track markedly and gives the producer a chance to show his prowess at chopping up all manner of drums.
Review: The Nightprowl team have supplied us with an absolute gem here as they bring forward this groovy little selection from Love Is A Bassline, as they team up with Souls Liberation for three tracks of groovy power. We kick off with some original UKG flavour on 'A.I', which is driven by some fantastic vocal latherings and skippy drum work, before moving into the more melody influenced arrangements of 'Bounce 808'. We then round off the project with the super harmonic landscapes of 'Global-I-Ration', which provides energy with it's layered melodies and pleasing riffs. As well as this, 'A.I' and 'Global-I-Ration' both come with complete dub mixes.
Good Times (feat Souls Liberation & Simm - dub) - (4:50) 123 BPM
Review: We are always excited to hear of high profile collaboration EP's, and this new duo project from Love Is A Bassline and Souls Liberation is an absolute scorcher. We kick off with rolling reeses and scattered percussion of the title track 'Phones Down', before moving into the emotive chord progressions and syncopated rhythms 'Good Times' featuring Simm. This EP also comes with extended dub mixes of both tracks, bringing the instrumental flavour to the spotlight and highlighting the production prowess of everyone involved!
Review: Jason Laidback's Nightprowl label continues its garage-flavoured floor assault with a bubbly deep house hybrid from the mysterious Notes Of A Drunk Man. With MK-style organs, robust beats and sleazy spoken word that pays homage to nudey dancers, it ticks all the right boxes for both bass and house DJs. For a more chiselled, skippier, two-step vibe dig deeper for Jason's remix. Boozy.