Review: Well, where do we start with this one. You want heavy dubstep? You have it all right here right now. Rampage Recordings have served us up an absolute feast, kicking off with Lifecycle?s glitchy monster of a riddim entitled "Brain Thrilla". From here we move into a four way collaboration from Barely Alive, Virtual Riot, Phaseone and Myro named "Rampage" and it's an absolute corker. Next up we have the riddim anthem that is "Jump Up" from Leiden's own Franky Nuts. The EP is then finished off perfectly with Bloodline's "Street Gangs" anthem, which works bubbling subs and spooky synths together seamlessly.
Review: All roads lead to Rampage; one of Europe's biggest bass tickets this season, this year they're celebrating their massive rave with an album featuring some of the best names on the line-up. Once again all bass bases are covered on this second sampler; Maduk adds a little pace to Flux Pavilion's euphoric vocal uplifter "Pull The Trigger", Current Value gets unruly with his heads-down fast lane shock-out "Cyclic" while Upgrade dons his black belt and chops our souls, legs and appendages in half with his grotty choppy stabs. Game over mate.
Review: Off the back of their incredibly successful festival Rampage, Murdock and Doctrine are unleashing a four-track remix EP of their tune On A Rampage. The first is a VIP from themselves that pushes the original to the next level with a crescendo of synth energy, before taking off with their recognizable blend of neurofunk and jump-up influences. Speaking of neurofunk, legends of that scene Ed Rush & Audio aka Killbox are on form with their remix, taking those classic stabs from the original and somehow making them even more hyped, clattering drums contributing another dimension that propels this one even further. Funtcase is the first of the dubstep remixes and displays the diversity endemic to Rampage Festival. Their remix captures the imagination from the start with ridiculous energy, we knew the dubstep treatment was coming and it doesn't get heavier than this. By the time you reach Oolacile's remix things are getting familiar but not boring, boredom being an impossibility when Oolacile's sledgehammer of force is coming at you, a breakdown switch-up to D&B injecting a nice element of creativity to round off a sick EP.