Review: Finger Lickin lothario Stone continues his joyously unpredictable groove assault with this laid-back slab of fun-poking hip-hop. Swaggering beats, jazzy piano flurries and slick rhymes from UK word-players Mouthwash and Gold Seal, it's definitely one for the earlier chapters of the evening. Looking for something a little more 'late night'? Look no further than Featurecast's jack-slapping skank-up. Walloping away at a cool 110BPM with 110 tonnes of bass, it's the consummate complement to the original's cool nature. "Top O' The Town" - drop it and you'll be talk of the town.
Review: It's been 15 years since Shogun Audio burst into life on the South Coast and under the watchful eye of Ed Keeley AKA Friction, as well as K-Tee, it's grown and grown into one of the best labels in the business, without a doubt. From the classics like Perez's seminal 1984, to more recent, futuristic numbers from the likes of Koherent and Document One, the label is truly diverse and that's represented extremely well in this 15 Years Of compilation. Featuring a litany of acts both old and new, including Technimatic, Pola & Bryson and Friction, this one is for the proper fans. Document One's 'Vibration' is a favourite of ours, with a stupidly cool, distorted bassline that packs a tasty hardware edge, undergirded by a click-and-snap drum line. Pure quality right here.