Review: Having collided before on Heist's own Calypso Muzak with "Kuma Bear", Heist and Spaow lock horns once again, this time on Phantom Dub Digital. Taking a side each, both artists go all-in with two balls-out party damagers. Heist's "Detected" is straight out of the mid 2000s when he really made his mark on the game with a bass sound so twisted not even Clipz could touch him. Spaow's "Want To Know" acts all mean and gruff with myriad bass textures but suddenly shows a much more sensitive, soulful side with the swooning keys on the mid-section. Two premium slabs of bassweight right here if you can handle them?
Review: This album's artwork features a burning first punching a bear in the face. Yeah, a burning fist punching a bear in the face. Honestly, we can't think of a better metaphor for what is a fiery, forceful jump-up release from a man who has just been PUMPING out the tunes this year. The title track is rough and ready, picture an Upgrade tune that's just been on a heavy night out, has lost its wallet and doesn't know how to get home - it's moody, basically. 'XTC Pacman' is more of an old-school Sub Zero stomper, glitched out metallic synths knocking about in a furious mash of force and style. The heaviest might be 'All Drink On Me' though, it's distorted melodies inching out over a fluctuation of various back end wobbles and futuristic mid-range tumbles. Sick ep.