Review: If vocal-led, dancefloor-friendly dance music is your thing then look no further than breakbeat outfit Drumattic Twins and their latest release on Sugarbeat. The original is a euphoric slab of goodness, with uplifting synths, snapping beats and plenty of swing and swagger. Utah Saints give a guitar-strumming D&B version with sped up vocal and whirring b-line, whilst Shades Of Rhythm tease out the old skool piano chords and rave element, and Rory Lyons strips back the vocal and makes it into a straight up house remix. Herbgrinder adds a dubstep soundscape to the proceedings with fidgety drums and synths.
Review: Currently in the midst of popping open champagne bottles left, right and centre, Mooqee & Beatvandals, are celebrating the tenth birthday of their popular party breaks label, Bomb Strikes. Following some retrospective anniversary releases, we now get a selection of "Future Bombs" to enjoy. Highlights include Neon Steve's brutal dubstep/hard funk hybrid "Kill Em With The Vibes", the wobble-heavy synth epic "Rumble" by Herbgrinder and Mooque's own breaky electro-houser "Piano Thing".
Review: Mooqee's label Bombstrikes is doing all right for itself. So much so in fact that they've reached that milestone - a label's first compilation album. Here Mooqee has selected 25 sizzling bangers new and old that do it for him, and hopefully will do it for you too. Highlights include the compressed electro steamroller that is "Back To School", the crunch synth funky freakout of "Come On Bounce" and the devastating bass that's eaten all the pies of "Let's Do It Right Now". Heavy!