Review: This single from South Central Recordings is all about the remix vibes, as Coda and Euphonique step up to remix two different tunes from K Jah, Dilligent Fingers and Cheshire Cat. The first - Dutty Like a Bumbo - is from Coda and it's a gargled, rough and ready tune which sounds like an old school Mampi Swift tune with its simple but powerful bassline, and its hypnotic vocal lead. Euphonique steps up for the b-side and it's even dirtier than the flip, with another naughty back end that twists and turns in on itself with powerful ease. Banging.
Review: Coming at us from different countries but with the same musical perspective, K.A.L.I.L. and Cam Harris deliver a storming EP for Second State. The title track resounds to rolling snares, a steely rhythm and ominous chord stabs. it sounds like a leaner, more metallic take on the big room electro-techno that acts like Zombie Nation pioneered. Meanwhile, "Disorder" resounds to a pulsating groove that provides the backdrop for a ponderous male vocal intoning the track's title. Supported by eerie synths and arcing acid lines, its builds and builds to a wild climax. Second State regular Rocko Garoni rounds off the release with a firing, percussive take on "Order".
Review: This single from Benny V and K-Warren is a potent demonstration of drum & bass finesse across two tracks, both of which are rolling and both of which combine solid foundations in the percussion with wobbling movement in the low frequencies. 'Touch It' is the lighter of the pair, with a fluttering main piano lead that floats above the arrangement with serious grace, whilst 'Supernova' is bigger, broader and more rambunctious in its attempt to mess you up. Awesome.
Review: As ever, Tumble Audio continue to supply us with absolute fire as they welcome back the wonderful sounds of Pharaoh K, a super versatile producer whose signature sound consists of high energy levels and interesting, well woven rhythmic structures. His latest single takes the title 'Deep Snow' and is an epic exploration into future UK funky themes. The classic Pharoah K approach gifts us some incredibly vibrant percussive work throughout, layered between well sliced vocal tangents and sweeping bass sounds. It's a party starter to say the least!