Review: Watch out for the red lights! When it comes to contemporary jungle partnerships it can't get much more on-point and exciting then DJ Hybrid and Rider Shafique who've linked up for this haunted-yet-badass slice of timeless, emotional breakbeat science. Complete with an instrumental and a crucial 2021 update on DJ Hybrid's infamous banger 'Shockin Out', this is a very serious release from Liondub International.
Review: Chasing the chem trails left by his label mate and peer RMS last month, the mighty DJ Hybrid makes his Liondub debut with this precision six tracker. As always with the Coventry killer, there's no filler in sight and a full range of flavours on offer; "Stay High" eases us in with soulful west coast finesse before "Prime Time" gets busy with sinewy alien funk and early 2000s Dope Dragon hookiness, "Breathe" brings the sunny side dubwise feels before hurling us into a deep jungle swamp, "No Way" is all about the Critical style stripped back minimal rollage before "Shockin Out" hits us upside the chops with some absolutely foul jungle wobbles before "Special Request VIP" brings us home on a rocket made of sirens and classic reverse basses. No stone left unturned; this is DJ Hybrid at his broadest and baddest.
Review: Lion Dub have reached a decade of activity. A decade! To put it in perspective, if someone was born the year Liondub started, they're about to enter high school/secondary school. It's a crazy achievement and one matched by the craziness of the music they have on offer to celebrate, a four-part journey through their past, present and future. This instalment is all about their past and it's exemplified best by Serum's VIP of Sound The Alarm, a Liondub classic, which Serum has flipped into a characteristically badboy, stabbing little roller. The vocals float above in a haze of reggae smoke, whilst the beat pulsates below. Awesome stuff.