Review: Having previously built up a solid relationship with legendary New York deep house producer Ben 'Cozmo D' Cenac via their 2012 reissue of his Dream II Science 12" from 1990, Rush Hour once again mine his back catalogue with impressive effect. Bang The Drums, his first and only album under the Push/Pull alias, has long been regarded as something of a slept-on deep house classic. It's similar in style to the Dream II Science material, but with greater use of African rhythms and instrumentation. Given when it was made, there are also nods to hip-house (check the groove and stabs on "Africa", as well as the title track) and, perhaps most interestingly, classic New Jersey garage ("Zanzibar", seemingly a tribute to Tony Humphries' club of the same name).
Review: Breaks duo The Push turn their hand at drum & bass with this skank-packed take on Chieftan Joseph's 2005 hit "Musical Farmer". Bringing it up to speed with a touching-but-grunting junglised twist, this has summer soundystems stamped all over it. Remix-wise Midway dust off the gully guns and fire off a 22 gun salute while Satin goes for more of a space-aged tunnelling funk twist. Time to harvest.