Review: Whenever we see a new Bazza Ranks drop land in the store, we can't help but get excited, being such a consistent hitmaker across the course of 2020. This one takes the title 'Feel Good Factor', over which The Ragga Twins also feature with a classic 4x4 stepper, driven by the occasional vocal chant it's glistening organ chord designs. The original is a sunshine-ready heater, but the whole EP is elevated when we get into the remixes as Feel Good Factor firstly gives the track a punchy overhaul complete with gnarly arpeggios, alongside the lethal bassline structures of Rico Tubbs, who gives the track a shine up of his own!
Give It Up (Old Skool Style) (Trevor Lovey's Fidgety dub mix) - (5:36) 128 BPM
Ready For This (feat Aquasky) - (6:41) 138 BPM
All In Check (feat Aquasky & Masterblaster) - (7:15) 138 BPM
Soundbwoy Killa (feat 601) - (4:31) 135 BPM
Let Me See Your Hands (The Bodysnatchers Crank Dat mix) - (5:00) 128 BPM
Let It Burn (feat Aquasky) - (6:03) 132 BPM
Coffee (Deekline mix) - (4:58) 142 BPM
Dirty Entertainers (LionDub mix) - (4:43) 132 BPM
Rule Dancehall (Genetix & OSLO mix) - (5:09) 58 BPM
Let Me See Your Hands (VIP) - (5:36) 132 BPM
Give It Up (Old Skool Style) (Michael Morph VIP mix) - (3:58) 129 BPM
Various - "Who Inspired You?" (DJ Chef continuous DJ mix) - (1:17:42) 138 BPM
Review: MCs don't come any more iconic or influential than Deman Rockers and Flinty Badman: They've applied their unity messages to every genre from dubstep to jazz by way of breakbeat, drum & bass and house. Celebrating 25 years in the dance (and about 35 as mic-munchers) Who Inspired You? rounds up a selection of their successes and a whole load of VIPs and exclusives; from the hype-charged jungle of "Dirty Entertainers" to the 1990 feels of "Give It Up" and the chop-walloping remix of "All In Check", this documents the legacy of MC culture's most important double-acts. Inspirational.
Review: An outlet for both unreleased and exclusive music from the label's family members alongside rising talents, this is the fourth instalment of Toolroom's popular 'House Party' series. Featuring standout releases from Mark Knight's label plus the scene's biggest imprints, with highlights coming from: industry heavyweights Nic Fanciulli & Andrea Oliva on the slinky "Medium Rare", the inimitable Yousef with the pounding acid of "Save Me" (feat. Molly Green), legend Todd Terry with TCTS on the boompty bounce of "Get Freaky" and UK tech house hero Seb Zito delivering the peak time stomper "Don't Stop". As if that was not enough, there are also three continuous mixes by scene stalwarts such as Lefti, Piero Pirupa and label staple Maxinne.