Review: Graf artist and old school jungle connoisseur Jem One returns to 36 Hertz with four more 140BPM breakbeat bruisers. Super-splash drums, frosty samples and screaming pads are the key ingredients as Jem balances nostalgia with modern day gnarl. Highlights include the pitched drum hook on "Knife Edge", the juggernaut drum rolls on "SAR" and the dissonant euphoria of "Spiral Tribe". Back to school.
Review: When it comes to authentic retro/future jungle no one is doing it like Jem One. A consistent mainstay on Vapour's 36 Hertz imprint, the UK veteran chops breaks like you might chop your veg. Spliced, diced and full of spice, each cut takes us deep into his junglist psyche: "Damned If You Do" is all about the distorted rubber ball subs, "Ghetto System" is a Reinforced flavoured slapper with cymbals so brash you could shave limbs off with them, "Jungle Soldier" does that classic drifty spine-melting synth thing while "Spirals" is a whirlwind wall of sound where the drums have a life of their own. Properly proper.