Review: If you're looking for a release that touches on the harder end of techno while giving some nudging recognition to old school sounds, then Borger is for you. "Sperm In Space", a collaboration between Limewax & Cooh, is a heavy, distorted broken beat workout, similar in nature to Rodz Konez output, albeit less sinister. Meanwhile, the title track is based on metallic break beats, frenetic enough to work for a drum'n'bass DJ, and a scene-setter for the rest of the release. "Pectus" sees Cooh fly solo and mix up wide eyed melodies with distorted hardcore kicks and heavy siren riffs, while the duo go even further down the rabbit hole with "Gab5"; dense, dark and powered by high speed break beats, it makes for a disturbing update on classic hardcore.
Review: Rotterdam's own Prospect Recordings enjoys a huge following and an even bigger roster of mashed-up, dark and filthy artists, and this family album looks to capitalise on some of this artistic wealth. Why not? If you had a back catalogue full of some of the most insane drum & bass on offer to the wider world, wouldn't you want to share it? Littered with breakcore, neuro, gabber and hardcore, it's a whipround through the neck-breakingly heavy side of drum & bass that many fear to tread. Track names like "Skullsplitter", "Total Confusion" and "Death Will Set Us Free" have rarely been so truthfully descriptive, and even label darlings Counterstrike and Bong Ra team up for "Possessed", a feeding frenzy of metal, breakcore and drum & bass. A horror movie for your ears. Nobody's lives were ever enriched by staying inside the chillout room.