Review: It's always an absolute pleasure to see a new Scuffed Recordings release land in the store, with this new entry being the fifth edition of their 'Scuffed Presents' compilation project, welcoming some of the most exciting and original names in electronic music through their doors. We begin with this acidic progression and metallic drum slaps of Awo Ojiji's 'Woozy', a super colourful creation, chased up by the instantly-recognizable synthesizer slides of 'Squelch', a rave-ready anthem from Doctor Nick. Next, Maya Q delivers a hardcore throwback with the powerful drum designs of 'Belief', seeing Dawn Razor's 'Dreamproof' put the final touches on the compilation with an impressive display of percussive stacking and subtle melodic juice.
Review: As one of the most exciting electronic music imprints currently working in the UK, High Class Filter's Scuffed Recordings return here for another tasty selection as they bring forward the third edition of their 'Scuffed Presents' series. We kick off with Dubrunner's exceptional original as the metal drum chops and unpredictable rhythms of 'Zoya's Trip' wade into view, followed closely by the perfectly distorted 808 movements and percussive involvement of 'Cave People' from An Avrin. Next, we take a peek at the Terror mix of Odiham from Avernian, another stuttered masterclass in rhythmic ideas and funky influence, before the smoothened breakbeat themes of 'Vivid Dream Of Death' from Young Muscle brings us to a close.