Review: As ever, Punks have only gone and delivered a bombshell with this one as they unveil the third edition of their super celebrated 'BBQ Beats' series, featuring 20 outstanding break-inspired original creations. The roster for this one is pretty outstanding as we see the likes of Taim, Aurbs, Leda Stray, Jay Robinson, Plump DJs, Mafia Kiss and a tonne more join forces with label founders: Stanton Warriors for a fantastic display. Although this one really is jam packed, our immediate standouts would have to include the subtle subs and percussive licks of 'Love Theory' from Aylen, alongside Daze Prism's super techy 'Further', a spicy original indeed. Amazing work overall.
Review: Next up from the ever-ready Escape Punks imprint we welcome the futuristic sound of Yo Speed, who returns with yet another certified heater, this time taking the title 'Escape'. Kicking off with a subtle, lofi break-driven introduction stooped in atmospheric juice, this one leads us towards a thoughtful breakdown, led by pulsating sub textures. We then encounter a stunning vocal bridge around half way through the track, which ties us into the second drop perfectly. This is a certified roller, make no mistake about that!
Review: As two of the standout acts to release projects across 2018, we are sure Punks are very excited to be welcoming back both Inkline and Taiki Nulight, who get together on some heavyweight business across two originals here. We begin with looking into Inkline's solo original and title track 'Take Me Out'. This one is a twisted ball of unorthodox synth distortion and broken beat rhythms, perfectly capturing Inkline's signature style. On the flip side, carnage breaks lose and Taiki Nulight jumps into the frame on 'FR'. What an absolute madness this original is as the pair bring a combination of metallic bass twists and unpredictable drum lines with outstanding results.
Review: What a year it has been for the now immovable force known as Punks, who have continued to release banger after banger throughout the course of the year. Here we see them return yet again in similar style with two heaters, the first being a euphoric blend of wide introductory synths and stuttered reesey chops which takes the name 'Destination'. On the flip, we are able to tuck into another sumptuous delight by the name of 'Crazy', which is again packed to the very brim with a collection of crunchy grooves, creative vocal manoeuvres and sharp drum work.
Review: It seems that the tireless souls heading up Punks are at it again as they bring back the legendary Plump DJs for a top draw remix project, featuring two very exciting overhauls of the well received 'Lose Your Mind'. We begin the party with the irresistible sounds of Tru Fonix who send the track to the neurotic blender, rearming it with sharp shuffled bass stabs and lively drum expressions. On the flip we are introduced to a breaksy masterpiece as Beatslappaz get to work with an explosive recreation, focussing on sublow triplets and pulsating sub work. Both of these are set to do some serious damage!
Review: After a string of really popular releases, both Punks and Alex Session return again, but this time in the passenger seat as the well received single 'Move' featuring Graziella gets three massive overhauls. The first is a stick of dancefloor dynamite as Bor & Mar get to work switching the track's compositional structure to a 4x4 belter, complete with quirky percussive syncopations and monstrous lead synths. Next up, Das Kapital gets super tribal with his drum heavy rework before we finish the EP up with Isenberg's breakbeat blast off, completely reformatting the track with an explosive overhaul.
Review: PVC on Punks: we're playing with many shades of cool right here. Firstly the classically minded arpeggios and shuffled garage beats of "Marilyn" with added vocals charming their way over the top with a fine balance of hooky sensibility and smokiness. "Don't Stop" takes us even deeper down the house route with a quirky, jittered jack, salubrious slap bass and spliced, diced vocal details. Punks have been consistently killing it for years and this is one of their most distinctive and unique releases this year
Review: Punks continue their 2018 hot streak with this one as they pull in a heavyweight collaboration between long standing flag flyer Alex Session and the stunning vocal presence of Ciara Haidar. It's safe to say the pair intertwine their contributions perfectly as Session's crispy breakbeat arrangements provide the perfect base for Haidar's angelic performance. This one is an instant favourite for us and one you can expect to hear in the dance.
Review: Pump it up! Flatmate go from nought-to-fully inflated in 10 seconds flat on this firing debut for Stanton Warriors Punks. A tight balance of thundering mid 2000s style electro rasping bass and smooth wavy R&B on the breakdown, it's tailored for some serious mind-bending and pant-dropping on all bass floors this summer. Brighton's Hot Goods brings equal levels of mischief to his broken drum electroid version. Time to get wavy.
Review: It's been a massive 2018 for Punks, who have continuously been putting out banger after banger. Nothing sums up the level at which they have been performing better than the second edition of their BBQ Beats compilation, this time featuring high profile appearances from the likes of Stanton Warriors, Nixon, Donkong, Plump DJ's and many more. For us the instant standouts have to be Wes Smith with his super groovy 'Rave On' composition along with Outlord's dubwise breakbeat fusion in 'Down The House'. A special shout has to go to Beatslappaz for their stomping contribution in 'The Drop', which is also an instant piece of rave dynamite.
Review: Punks continue their exceptional run of releases in 2018 with this breaksy banquet from Bombo Rosa. As a composition, 'Rochina' is a darkened rhythmic experiment, layering crunchy percussive lines and atmospheric pitch bends together alongside pounding sub patterns and emotive horns, generating a demonic vibe destined to derail any dance. Punks continue to impress and have to be seen as one of the most impressive bass music labels of 2018 so far!
Review: James Tippett and David Lee aka Tru Fonix are a bass house duo from the UK, with previous releases on This Ain't Bristol, Beating Heart and Disciple Recordings. Their new one comes courtesy of Stanton Warriors' Punks imprint and showcases their knack for sub pushing beats that 'cannot be fully appreciated streamed from a smartphone'. From the bumpy, low-end driven electro house o "Head Bop" reminiscent of Will Clarke, the remix up next by Plump DJ nails that druggy/wonky UK breaks sound. Collaborations with Jaguar Skills, Stush, Culprate and more to come in 2018 - we sure can't wait to hear it!
Review: The unyielding force of Punks continuous its killing spree as they return with a brand new bag of official remixes for Donkong's classic "Animals". First up Karol Tip steps forward with his clean vocal chop heavy edit, complete with tight percussive patterns to match. Next up Aurbs steps up with a more funky inspired overhaul, focussing on bouncy snare arrangements and samba-esque rhythms. Finally Green Ketchup ties the EP together with his fidget rethink. This one packs a real punch as multiple heavyweight bass synths lay waste amidst vibrant 4x4 movements.
Review: As ever, Punks have raised the bar with their latest release alongside the ever-ready Plump DJs. This two tracker is jam packed with groovy rhythms and interesting arrangements, kicking off with 'Let's Bounce'. This one is jam packed with grinding reesey sub bass textures and electro drum arrangement, all bubbling up together into a juicy cocktail. On the flip side we have the syncopated sorcery of 'Fired Up' which boasts an innovative use of call and response between vocal slices and acid-like synth design.
Review: Punks have been on a roll as of late, with a flurry of fantastic singles coming to our attention. The latest in this impressive run comes courtesy of Tru Fonix entitled 'In The Corner'. With this new single we hear the duo take a very interesting approach to a dancehall and UK bass fusion project, focussing on rolling subs and snare riffs and featuring electric vocals from Stush. On remix duty, the ever dependable Sly-One step forward with their carnival inspired kuduro rework which takes the composition somewhere completely new.
Review: Widely regarding as modern breaks royalty, Plump DJ's return to the super consistent punks imprint for a fantastic one off single. This one entitled 'Keep A Focus' drawing influences from early hardcore by way of rolling key stabs and choppy vocal slices. These musical ideas layer up perfectly alongside a collection of punchy break patterns and sub heavy synthesis to create yet another Punks classic single!