Barely Legal invites the man-like Chimpo over to Pretty Weird towers for some all-out jungle-stepping fun. A wry head-nod to Bristol cavalier DJ Die, it's all about the skipped-out breaks, time-stretched washes and dextrous arpeggios. The remix is just as important as UKG pioneer El-B goes into Ghost flipmode for a superb dark garage fix. Spoilt for choice; there's nothing weird about it.
During dubstep's original rise to notoriety, there were few producers who came to the table with as much originality as Silkie, who's smooth, soulful productions around the 140 area catapulted him into an instant fan favourite. We are therefore super excited to see him return here, courtesy of Pretty Weird, for two tracks of pure fire. The title track 'Don't DJ For Free' is a marching masterpiece, driven forward by bubbling LFO leads and punchy drum riffs, not forgetting some crispy cowbell action. On the flip we are blessed with 'Rhythm Junkie', another stomping creation comprised of smooth sub harmonics and dazzling soundscaping.