Review: Gang life! Juicy Fruit continue to squad up with strength as Conrad Subs joins the crew. Following releases from the likes of S Man, Bill & Ed and DJ Direkt, the Ipswich thug goes deep in both directions - 'Look At What You Started' slaps with jungle energy and gang banging breakbeats while 'Jack Rabbit Slims' creeps in the middle of the night and robs everything you own with its chiselled technoid beats and sneering high end stabs. Thug it out.
Review: The Subster returns to Nuusic with some absolutely wild burn-ups right here. 'It's The Way' sets the levels with a classic vocal sample that all card carrying junglists and ravers should recognise. It's backed by plenty more heat as the EP title track goes all out on the breakbeat gullyness and one of his biggest cuts so far - 'Bump & Grind' - gets an on-point VIP twist. Finally Myth joins the fray with a crucial take on another Conrad classic 'Conviction'. Ipswich representing!
Review: Conrad Subs chows down hard this month with a brand new label Koba and it starts right here with 'Swayze'. Taking a leaf out of the Sub Focus book of production, it's an all-out dancefloor melter with a big stomp factor coded into the groove. For balance and a cool sense of contrast, he's also included a VIP of previous walloper 'Dance' where the jungle vibes play the lead role. Powerful stuff; no one puts Conrad Subs in a corner. Roadhouse!
Review: Somewhere on a dancefloor far, far away... Deep In The Jungle rallied up the troops for another bout of highly competitive (and exceedingly gully) Jungle Wars. The results were a high energy shoot out of historic proportions as all artists brought their very best to the battle. Here we have three fine examples as three artists, all very much on top of their game right now, lay down more teasers ahead of the album... Conrad Subs brings a little hardcore fever with the feels-heavy 'Wild Style', Epicentre's 'Cantankerous' will have you running to mumsy while Euphonique delivers one of her hardest hitting, warp-frenzied tracks to date in the form of 'No Problem'. The force is strong on these ones!
Review: Get ready for the eighth instalment of 'Deep In The Jungle Anthems' with an all-star cast as the label bossman calls in two close allies and super-skilled kindred spirits. First up is the powerful 'Give It Up' where Hybrid goes toe-to-toe-to-toe with Conrad Subs and Mrs Magoo to sculpt this perfectly bubbly late 90s Die-style bouncer. Elsewhere the bossman goes it alone on the turbo charged slap-about 'The Last Bumbaclaat' before Conrad closes the EP with 'Keep Breakin' which is a huge head nod to the legacy of Aphrodite and Micky Finn. Bring on the album!
Review: The unstoppable, ever-flexible, super-dependable Conrad Subs barges his way onto Influence with two of his more leftfield work-outs just in time for a new lockdown. '2am Breakbeats' lives up to its name as our focus is fixed on the fractured drums and the ever changing switches. 'Timelines' meanwhile is all about the spacey cosmic themes, loose roomy breaks and gentle jazzy undertones. Influential.
Review: Following up some great releases recently on Original Key and Liquid Bass, Ipswich-based DJ and producer Conrad Subs is back this week on Deep In The Jungle with his new one entitled "Calm". It's a proper old school junglist roller featuring the lyrical skills of MC Neat, and some beautiful soulful vocals by Sammie Hall. Despite the title, the Jungle mix is more of a techy stepper with an early aughts sound to it, and we liked it all the same. Also featured are some instrumental versions for your rinsing pleasure.