Review: Introducing some fresh, softly spoken and beat down sounds from new entity Kyyhky and the Made It To Friday label. Someone Will Love You Tonight sees a string of instrumental vignettes weaved together through a collage of summery, baerlic guitars and dusty MPC beats that pay homage to sweet, warm and melancholic hip hop blues. As if inspired by Flying Lotus' "Tea Leaf Dreaming", Someone Will Love You Tonight comes across the listener like a autumnal dream turned blue and blurry, with hazy highlights in the manga theme music of "80S Anime Gif", inspired piano melodies of "Final Quest" and the woozy waltz of "Nightwalking". Find more stringed and acoustic numbers in "Drawn In Snow", "Looking At The Night Sky Gives Me Hope" and "Sunset Type Beat". Kyyhky have arrived.
Review: Wake up and bake up, Jungle Cakes are back in the kitchen with their prize dish range 'Welcome To The Jungle'. This time the guest chefs are none other than Dub Pistols who've been flexing all styles and sizes of breakbeat since the very beginning. Currently coming correct with 50 tracks, they cover the full range of D&B through their dubwise, reggae-roasted selection. From the steam engine skank-ups like Isaac Maya and Daddy Freddy's thundering 'Bring Dem' to Deekline & Ed Solo's instant sing-along smash-out 'Bam Bam' to the dancehall bashment of Selecta J Man's 'My Style', this isn't so much of a jungle welcoming but more of a full jungle takeover... And you'll never want to leave.
Review: DJ Hybrid continues doing bits for the scene as he lays down this massive 31 track selection on Deep In The Jungle. Reflecting exactly where the mother genre is at right now in 2021, he's dug deep for a whole range of flavours, including a few cheeky exclusives. Every track is a banger but you'd be mad not to check Crom and Rider Shafique's theatrical slap-about 'Change', Xav's mind-blowing shock-out '1993', Mrs Magoo & DJ Hybrid's stripped-back and purring 'Back To 96' and the absolutely foul behaviour of Kumarachi & Epicentre with 'Patterns'. Trust us, this isn't even the tip of this jungle iceberg - cop it and bop it!
Review: Give it up, give it in, let us begin... Ego Trippin return to Low Down Deep with two massive tracks that have been on dub for them, Logan D and a few other lucky DJs of late. Both laced with classic Ego Trippin' signature hookiness, warm bass and stripped back fun, "Give It Up" is a rattling hip-slinker with classic harmonics and reverse effects on the bass while "To Be With You" pushes the blend in more of a leftfield direction with a full vocal drop on the breakdown that we guarantee will have your dancefloor melting. Serious heaters.
Review: You can always rely on the Midnight Riot label to pick up a party. Seriously they'd get people dancing in a morgue. Here label favourite Ziggy Phunk turns in four sweet and tasty reworks of obscure 80s dance cuts. "Give It To You" is a soft focus helium-voiced disco cut that puts The Bee Gees to shame, "Some Kinda Lover" is nearly seven minutes of tight and sharp 80s electro-soul, "Sneak Preview" is a shiny filtered pop gem that bears more than a passing resemblance to early Madonna, and "Stand Up" is a sped up celebration of guitars and trumpets.