Review: 10 years deep and counting; DJ Hybrid's Audio Addict are celebrating the big milestone with a whole brace of absurd updates on already slamming originals. Digging deep over the archives, the likes of Kastro, Hexa, Rantic, Dunk, Shayper, Zoro, Epicentre and many more all get their grubby mitts on some serious Audio Addict classics. Highlights include Zoro's brilliantly bubblesome old school twist on DJ Hybrid's 'Mix & Blend', Crossy's spacefunk bass grunts on his remix of Kartoon's 'Soundboy Surrender' and Epicentre's insane twists and touches on his remix of Scattyone's 'Give It To Me'. And that's just the tip of the remix iceberg. Huge shouts to Audio Addict for 10 years of ardent, loyal service!
Review: Grab your Delorean and turn the dial back to the summer of jungle as DJ Lab & SickorWell, Ricky Force, DJ Hybrid et al transport the sound of sunshine to your systems. Blistering amens and sizzling horns are the order of the day in opener "Island Sound", skanking away into techy-influenced "Ninjaman", a perfect blend of old-school drum & bass sounds and breakbeat crispness, sandwiched together with dubby bass and reggae sampling. "Badboy" takes that old-school sound even further with addictive glitchy breaks and "Bottleshape" continues the theme with insane breaks and roots vocals. Original jungle madness takes over in "Drumpan Killa" and finally cold, sci-fi synths swoop over "Madman Riddim", the sound of the late '90s crossover between drum & bass, breakbeat and jungle. Turn it up louder.