Review: Crank it till you bank it: Amplify tells us to turn up once again with this humungous EP on Pick The Lock. Featuring collabs with Clarkey and Nick The Lot & Master Error, it's a ruthless vibey free-for-all from all concerned. Highlights include the scorching bass reese fumes of 'Need', the ridiculous squelch factor on 'OMG' and the uncut, high-grade fury and fun of 'Carnage'. Relax? Not when Amplify is in town matey.
Review: Pick The Lock continue their ongoing rise to the top of new age jump-up with this single from Diskrete, who has come out the blocks with something seriously special that looks certain to be on repeat for some time. It's 'Harmless' that really shows things off, a bassface-inducingly spacious roller that's infectiously bouncy in the drums and disturbingly potent in its bass constructions. It's rolls, flicks, stabs and knifes its way through and it makes absolutely sure that you know about it. The flip is equally big, a bit steppier in the drums and even more aggressive in its punchiness. Wicked stuff.
Review: Nick The Lot and Teej are two of the most prolific producers around in the new school of emerging talent, producers who walk the line between riotous jump-up, teeth-cutting minimality and back to basics jungle goodness. This single on Pick The Lock is their latest showcase and it's a doozy, with 'Simulation' stepping to a funky beat yet baring its teeth with a fierceness familiar to those who have heard these two's previous work. 'Broken Record' is irresistibly bouncy and there's a clarity and a sharpness to this track which will please fans in all camps of the genre. Big.
Review: Dunk & StillZ have teamed up over on Pick The Lock and they're gaining access not through a key, but by kicking in the door with their approach to crafting the low frequencies. 'Killers on the Loose' is a joint track from them both and it's fiercely minimal, sudden spasms being the only distrractions from an otherwise purely rolling sub bass. Dunk kills it on 'Who Are You, which is reminiscient of Jam Thieves in its production, whilst StillZ blends the minimal sound with a whopper of a foghorn that just rolls and rolls. Unreal.
Review: Nick The Lot and Yatuza have been absolutely smashing it recently and they're fast becoming two of the scene's most reliable sources of explosive dancefloor material. This release is no different, featuring two cuts of pure damage in classic style, with plenty of attitude and plenty of gunfinger moments. The first tune is our favourite, with a seriously hype-inducing build and a raucous drop that reminds us of a Neurofunk track, except without all the unnecessary noise it becomes ten times heavier. We love this one - bigups to the pair of them.