Review: On Memories we find the Bristolian producer Actraiser letting loose on the evergreen Soul Deep imprint. Both "End Of Us" and "Memories" are trembling servings of vocal soul, polished with a wistful air of somnambulant sonic weight. "Juice Joint" flips the switch for a more rugged, jazzier flex. Not dissimilar to his Bristol forefathers, there's a touch of Full Cycle to the chop-slapping breakbeats and rich warm chords. "69 Sling" shows yet another side to Actraiser with beefier breaks and a cosmic blend of organic instrumental elements. Guaranteed to take you to another place.
Review: Nottingham's Killjoy claims he makes 'grimey UK bass music'. We think he's selling himself short with both his name and self-description - these tunes are more likely to bring joy to a party and they cover a bit more musical ground too. "Memories" takes a 4x4 wobble groove and applies some classy funk for good measure. Sticking with the wobble bass, "Tangle", goes harder and even throws in some string stabs, while the dubby "Inaudible Badness" takes us to more tropical climes.
Review: There are few things more pleasing to jam to than new age dancehall with a dancehall twist in our eyes and who better to provide that flavour than the legendary pairing Bazza and Dynamite MC. The high energy pair get together here for a nostalgic vocal session, discussing the fun times in their past and adventures of their youth. The vibe is playful and then coupled with a relaxed instrumental composition, combining subtle horn patterns and intricate triplets.