Bomber Man - "Chuck" (Stillz remix) - (3:47) 175 BPM
Bomber Man - "Deuce Crew" - (3:00) 175 BPM
DJ Direkt - "Drop" - (4:13) 174 BPM
DJ Direkt - "Make Moves" - (4:01) 175 BPM
Radical - "Orbit" - (5:31) 175 BPM
Stillz - "Ready To Hang" - (4:29) 175 BPM
Stillz - "Ready To Hang" (Bomber Man remix) - (4:24) 175 BPM
Radical - "Sound Killah" - (4:29) 58 BPM
DJ Direkt - "Take A While" - (4:06) 175 BPM
Stillz - "War Machine" - (3:51) 175 BPM
Review: Within The Woods always try their best to replicate the no-holds-barred, anarchic nature of
music that's properly dancefloor and they do so via the aggressive tones of modern D&B. This is a best-of compilation of tracks that have come out through the label and it puts that ethos on good display, featuring some seriously weighty acts like DJ Direkt and Radical. The former's several contributions are especially potent, a gargling display of production intensity and a lesson to all budding artists out there in how to create a knockout jump-up track, with biting bass stabs teaching you all you need to know. Radical's Sound Killah is equally as naughty and rests on a potent set of drum hits, giving it an extra oomph that you can certainly hear. The others are just as good - check them.
Review: Liondub are celebrating a decade of existence and they're doing a three-part compilation series covering the past, present and future of the label. By definition, then, these series' feature plenty of talent from all across the spectrum and time period of the genre. One of our favourite of the 26 cuts is Bou's VIP of Keep Away, a deliciously double-bass infused number that is both funky and heavy, the ideal combination, and he's flipped up the arrangement here with some precisely placed note changes. There are also features from Vital, Euphonique, Dutta, Marcus Visionary and more, with the overall vibe being one of toughness and power. Top stuff.