Review: Breakbeats don't always have to be about tear out sounds and snarling basslines - although there's still plenty of that here. But for a subtle starter, check out lead track "Out There" which at times channels into a sound probably more associated with Ibiza than London backstreets, and it's a highlight of this EP. Now, to the banging stuff: "The Snowman" rips and roars in a way reminiscent to Pendulum's seminal "Tarantula" (plus some piano rave) while "Closer To All Your Dreams" is up front funky ravedom! Finally, for an extra hit of soulful vocals and talking basslines, hit up "One Family". Safe fam.
Review: London's Propaganda deal exclusively in authentic party bangers and are thrilled to be releasing this latest missive from Flash Cats. Vintage rave music is the unifying inspiration on these bass bombs and they've managed to pull off using these sounds without them feeling dated. "Back By Dope Demand" uses a sampled '60s riff with Apollo Four40-style breakbeats, "Chime" toughens up Orbital's '90s anthem of the same name, "Hurt You So" features huge build ups, nasty dubsteppy bass and classic piano stabs. Finally "Totally Ecstasy" features hardcore bass lines, distorted vocals and their most aggressive drums beats yet. Well sorted!
Review: Long standing breakbeat stalwart Pianohead returns here with an epic four track project, courtesy of Propaganda Music. For the first track we open with 'Panthemic', a smooth synthy ride through glittering arpeggiators and thick subs. Next up we have the more hardcore gritty sounds of 'Tell Me More' before landing on the super nostalgic drum rolls and expressive vocal sampling of 'Take Me Back'. Finally we round off with dancefloor devilry of 'Baby x2', a sumptuous creation, combining tight vocal sampling with lethal reese tones and expert drum slicing.
The Flashback Project & SANXION - "Searching For The Sun" (SANXION remix) - (5:19) 150 BPM
The Flashback Project & NINJULA - "Searching For The Sun" (NINJULA remix) - (5:34) 110 BPM
Review: Rave OG Flashback isn't just a pedigree banger merchant, but also a fine telepathist as he reads all of our minds with "Searching For The Sun". While summer doesn't seem any closer, we're certainly a lot hotter under the collar thanks to these classic 2011 style dubstep oscillations. Remix-wise Sanxion adds some crisp vocal euphoria while Ninjula lowers the tempo for more of a sultry swagger. Feel the sunshine!