Review: DC Breaks haven't released an album since 2017, which feels like a million years ago even if it isn't, so this LP is a very special occasion indeed. It's classic DC Breaks and the duo are back on top form, as DCXV rolls out with aplomb across a broad range of clubland flavours including features from Eve Lazarus, Coppa and Niara Scarlett. It's the first track that really has us taken, as euphoric piano chords build delightfully through vocal samples and serious suspense, and the release when it comes is pure, octane-driven drum & bass of the best kind. There is dirty neurofunk on 'Club Thug', slower breaks work on 'Get Down' and much more. Big ups.
Review: It's time to throw some 'Shapes' once again! Estonian badman Sound In Noise returns to Ram Records with the third part of his series and it's drama from the off as we're thrown into his widest soundscape to date. 'Give It All' hits like an early Wilkinson track, all star-lit synths striking back and forth theatrically, 'Believe In Monsters' hits with serious dancefloor impact, all sledgehammer kicks and squelchy Delta Heavy-style basses, 'Sugar Rush' hits like it's 2005 all over again while 'Yo' closes the EP with Sound In Noise's most epic track to date. Feel those synths creeping under every morsel of your skin then reload and do it all over again. Get in shape.
Review: Welcome to "Funk Town" a civilised utopia where the streets are lined with pure bounce, everyone dances with each other to say hello and man like Smooth is president. Leading with a sound and an energy that could smash down walls (rather than build them, like other presidents) it's another ball-busting affair from the Slovenian veteran where highlights include the tear-out gully of "Strictly Vibes", the warm disco-fied bounce of "Funk Town" and the strange wriggly synth squiggles of "Grains". Make yourself at home.