The Sun Rising (Mark's Deep House mix) - (11:51) 120 BPM
The Sun Rising (Tom's Drum & Bass mix) - (9:02) 80 BPM
The Sun Rising (Rising remix) - (7:13) 81 BPM
The Sun Rising (Back To The Future) - (7:32) 128 BPM
The Sun Rising (Deep Breath vocal) - (7:39) 128 BPM
The Sun Rising (Deep Breath dub) - (7:42) 128 BPM
Review: Six new mixes of this 'ambient house' classic from 1989. Mark's Deep House Mix shouldn't need much explaining, while three subtly different deep house takes come in the form of the Back To The Future, Deep Breath Vocal and Deep Breath Dub mixes. Elsewhere, Tom's Drum & Bass Mix sits halfway between 'liquid' and 'minimal' on the D&B spectrum, while the Rising Remix is a beatless, 'reprise'-style pass. The 30-year-old original still stands up too well for any of the above to be strictly 'necessary', perhaps, but any/all of them may prove useful, with the D&B rub sounding particularly fresh.
Review: As far as labels go, there aren't many who have been floating around the bass music scene for as long as Future Follower Records. It seems that they have a point to prove here as they unveil an absolute goliath of a project, featuring fifty stunning original creations, packing a perfectly processed punch to round out 2019. The project as a whole finds itself landing between bass, breaks and garage, with some incredibly catchy productions involved, including Dephex's warbling 'Warfare', the super metallic shuffles inside the Bean VIP mix of 9TRANE's 'Heard Me' and the bass blasts of DubReaper's 'Ask Me'. There is something for everyone on this massive selection, giving the Future Follower camp a perfect send off to 2019.
Review: Bryan Gee and V Recordings do not mess around. They never have in the past, they're certainly not right now in the present and judging by this highly anticipated Future album, they're going to mess around any time ahead. 25 tracks from some of the biggest, best and baddest names in D&B (Dillina, Serum, Benny L, Paul T & Edward Oberon, Roni Size, DJ Marky, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Bladerunner, Saxxon, the list goes on) this one's been a long, long, long time coming... And it's been well worth the wait. From L-Sides massive remixes of Dillinja and Krust to Need For Mirrors super-revved "Lambo" to Benny L's incredible remix of "Days", this sums up why Bryan and his label are as influential and respected in the game as they are today. Don't mess around.