Review: The well respected Mean Streets imprint returns in serious style as Danny D gets to work on a super grimey four track run out, encapsulating the raw energy of the genre down to a T. We begin with 'Normal', a pitch bent workout of shuffling claps and unorthodox vocal stabs. Next up we move into 'Metroid', which is driven by its medieval style string melodies and yet more skippy clap maneuvers. Following this we dip into a legendary rework as the haunting strings of 'Mike Jones 2' work subtle magic before the EP finishes up with the title track 'Wildfire', a synthetic rollercoaster of grimey vocal inputs and sharp violin patterns.
Review: Danny Passarella hooks up with Nation regular D'Marc Cantu for this exemplary release on Ivan Smagghe's label. With a title that is derived from an advertising tagline that featured in the dystopian crime movie RoboCop, and featuring track titles that come from ASCII codes, Silver Lining is by turns futuristic, shining and highly conceptual. "080" resounds to dubbed out broken beats and steely percussion, while on "067", the pair opt for a straighter groove peppered with squelchy acid lines. On "065", they take a turn down an eerie side-alley to provide a burst of futuristic, eerie techno, while the release concludes with the moody, evocative pulses of "068".