Review: Dirty Duck's open-armed assault continues in style as they revisit Gold Top's label debut. A screaming halfstep slammer with a distinctive vocal sample, here we find it completely reimagined in two contrasting forms. Stand Tall Fists Up's remix is builds like it's about it launch into D&B before dipping low into the darkest trap techniques you can imagine. Rubicon 7's rub, meanwhile takes us on a trip down prog's memory lane with a beautifully squidgy bass and squeaky clean synth line. Uh oh, indeed!
Review: Following the likes of Ray Keith, Nicky Blackmarket, General Levy and many artists of high don calibre, Dope Ammo and DJ Hybrid are the next to take the controls as Jungle Cakes' Welcome To The Jungle series. As always, the selection digs deep across the board to include classics, absolute bangers that have been criminally forgotten and no less than 10 exclusives made strictly for this album. From the sun-kissed soul and key-tickling evangelist jam "Salvation" to the absolute rave carnage of "What's Going Down", the boys have gone in on this collection maintaining its still spotless reputation as one of the most consistent and prolific mix series available in the genre. Pay close attention to the Jukebox Jungle track, too. This needs your loving.
Whiiite & Kids At The Bar - "Torment" (ETC ETC remix) - (4:19) 150 BPM
DJ Butcher - "What You Wan' Do" - (3:50) 150 BPM
Noy (AUS) - "What's He Say" (feat MC Profit) - (3:22) 145 BPM
Review: The Vicious Bitch sound isn't particularly complicated or subtle; the Melbourne-based label's speciality is the sort of balls-out, rave and electro-influenced dubstep that frequently whips dancefloors into a frenzy of flailing arms and legs. If you've yet to sample their ear-bashing, eye-popping style, this first label compilation is as good a place as anywhere to start. It features notable anthems from Gold Top ("Bumba"), former electroclash type Tommie Sunshine (now making Juke-influenced madness in the shape of "Cool Without You"), Peking Duck (the snaking "I Love To Rap"), label stalwarts Filthy Disco ("The King"), and Tomderson (the clap-happy "Madwase"), as well as loads of other in-your-face fare.