Review: Russian disco edit fiend Valique serves up another hot Boogie Box and we're up to number three already! Highlight's on here not limited to Princess' smooth ergonomics displayed on the re-splice of the Prince classic "Sexy Dancer", Feel The Vibe's great cover of "Get Down Tonight" looped for your pleasure by Kc/Sub and they save the best for last with Mr Faded/Blackhead's (aka McFadden & Whitehead's) 1979 classic "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". They are all 're-re-edited' by the way: by none other than Valique himself. Trust the DJ!
In Every Dream Home A Heartache (extended version) - (7:47) 120 BPM
The Weak & The Strong (original mix) - (5:57) 126 BPM
Everybody (original mix) - (4:28) 85 BPM
Review: As Faded Ranger Nick Maurer (Greenskeepers) and Neville Attree (Gumption) have been raising eyebrows (and their profile) with a trio of killer retro-futuristic singles earlier this year. Now it's time to drop the debut album, Mechanical Tonight, and it certainly lives up to the hype. Partly recorded in Attree's basement studio ("held together by string and sellotape" apparently), the album boasts 13 tracks exploring the moodier, more sumptuous side of electro-house. Highlights include the sleazy basement funk of "U Don't Care", the hazy Balearic body music of "Get Together" and the Heaven 17 on steroids groove of "Blindfolds".
Review: As far as labels go, there aren't many who have been floating around the bass music scene for as long as Future Follower Records. It seems that they have a point to prove here as they unveil an absolute goliath of a project, featuring fifty stunning original creations, packing a perfectly processed punch to round out 2019. The project as a whole finds itself landing between bass, breaks and garage, with some incredibly catchy productions involved, including Dephex's warbling 'Warfare', the super metallic shuffles inside the Bean VIP mix of 9TRANE's 'Heard Me' and the bass blasts of DubReaper's 'Ask Me'. There is something for everyone on this massive selection, giving the Future Follower camp a perfect send off to 2019.
Review: 2019 is a year which has seen a major shift in the landscape of music, both in regards to the status of the genre worldwide, and the evolution of the sound itself. One of the leading projects in the more tearout corner of bassline is of course CruCast, a label that remain at the forefront of the sound, shutting down raves around the country every weekend. This latest helping from them comes in the form of a twenty track strong compilation project, featuring some absolute heat from the likes of Papps, Moda, Tengu, JGE, Jay Faded and more. There are a couple of clear standouts for us, with the super original bass rhythms of 'Don't Bother Act' from Tekraw and Dread MC being an immediate earworm, along with the super oldschool niche vibes of 'On My Mind' from Vamos.