Review: The Total Science crew know that whatever they'll be applauded, so it's exciting to see them still pushing the limits so far into their careers. Constantly innovating, forever shapeshifting, this sampler from Mac 2 Digital also features input from Mancunian producer Defcon One and hugely sought-after Cali-based producer Jaybee, and it takes techy, old school and electro-based drum and bass to another level. If you're interested in letting your mind work as hard as your feet, you've got yourself a golden release. Keep it handy - you'll be pulling it out of the bag most nights for now until the apocalypse.
Review: While the mighty Aswad once told us "Don't Turn Around", the even mightier Total Science have now advised us to "Turn Around"... And with its dreamy cosmic synths, surging vocal and classic snare rolling jungle break, we know whose orders we're going to believe. The fun doesn't stop there as the all star cast continues... Break joins the party for the bone-rattling Headzy tear-up "Big Time Winners", Calibre jumps on the remix tip with a delicate lilting twist on the Riya-fronted "Walk The Same Lines" and DLR taps in for the heads-down, purring-sub stepper "Too Close For Comfort". Heavyweight and high grade, this is an incredible EP.
Review: DLR is taking a break from his recently exclusive dwelling at Sofa Sound to come up with this, the One More Record EP on C.I.A, a three-track jungle EP which sees the Bristolian step over onto the breaksy side of things for the first time in quite a while. Label bosses Total Science step in on the first track, 'Spluurge, which packs rave-piano influences and a tightly bound knot of central percussion that drives the whole thing forward. Title track 'One More Record' is another highlight, with a slightly stripped back approach that seeks to impress, not overwhelm, a tactic that works wonders here. Top release.