Review: A superbly executed EP here, with VIP re-works from some of the key bods from the Playaz camp - the ineffable don of wobble jump up, DJ Hazard and his cohorts Erb N Dub, Legacy, Original Sin and brother Taxman, plus Friction and Nu Balance and newcomer Jaydan. First up is a delectable re-interpretation of massive 2011 hit "Food Fight" which draws out the vocal and juxtaposes it with grizzled bass. Next is "Alaska (VIP)" which is a glorious, fast-paced explosion of sound, and special mention must be made of the wonderful "Casino" VIP by Original Sin plus mid noughties classic "Robocop" which is updated by Taxman. Jaydan rounds things off in rowdy fashion with a VIP of "Driller Killer". An expansive package and a must buy.
Original Sin & Taxman - "Penamana" - (5:17) 175 BPM
Original Sin - "Take No More" - (4:34)
Taxman - "Like This" - (5:08)
Review: An enormous four-track split EP from D&B bad boys Original Sin and Taxman with one D&B track and one dubstep track from each. Older Tindall brother Taxman whips out the movie samples, crisp breaks and Nintendo bleeps in "Casino" - cheekily referencing Zinc's 2001 classic "Casino Royale" - whilst crazed lyrics, a screwfacing drop and gritty, drill-like b-line prevail in Original Sin's "Penamena". "Take No More" is a wild cacophony of whirring Doctor P synths, circus trills and mid range mayhem and "Like This" is a more bass-heavy venture, with an early HENCH sound to it.