Review: Some combos just work: bread and butter, salt and pepper, rice and peas, T>I and Saxxon. Top Norwich lads, top roller merchants and perfect gully bedfellows as they unleash the first of a whole barrage of collabo bombs. Four cuts, four reasons to slap an elderly hairy-faced family member, highlights include the unruly swagger and lead-like drums of "11.55", the paranoid string whirlwind of "Sundown" and the pure nastiness of "Tracker". Sun ain't gonna set on these for a long time boi.
Review: Killaz by name, killer by nature; Vital Elements and Tobie Scopes' continue to set the agenda as DJs, artists and as label owners. This third annual mix-up is certainly no exception as they plough through 59 tracks - many of which are brand new exclusives - to paint a picture of exactly where drum & bass is at right now. A thick smelly melting pot, everything is thrown into the mix: Upgrade's spine-trembling harmonics on "The Voice", ruded-out bassline badness from Voltage ("My DJ"), various jump-up hybrid creepers from Russian newcomer Ozma, brand new dark wobble lava from Serial Killaz themselves ("Rudebwoyz") the list goes on and on. This is a huge package and it comes with a superb mix too. Treat yourselves or defeat yourselves.