Review: Fusing the best elements of garage and house (see what he's done with the title?) UK freshman Rad Bit lays down three distinctive dance documents: the title track is a fresh suckerpunch for all the cookie cutter wannabes as he joins the low-end dots between real jazzy deep house and silky rolling UKG skips and subs. Elsewhere "You Don't Clap" is so wonky it needs three legs to stand straight while "Never Work" is a straight up strutty bebop stamper that wouldn't sound amiss in a Carl Craig set. Beautifully diverse yet consistent.
Review: Well, the UK's Shifting Peaks have really gone and done it with this latest leviathan of a compilation, an anthology of their best and most wanted from 2010 until now. Inside, there's talent and plenty of club antics bouncing off the wall left, right and centre; with over fifty cuts there's enough to go around and satisfy a whole artillery of bass-heads. Some of the stand-outs for us are Tessela's "Yes You Can", Hackman's "Always", "Put You Down" by Odessa, and OM Unit's remix of "Reach Out" by Nphonix. What a belter,
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