Review: "Sensitivity" is already a hit thanks to spins on Rinse FM this summer and a place on Ben UFO's standout Rinse:16 mix (ensuring its undoubted crossover success). It's also one of Champion's deadliest productions to date coming on his own imprint, Formula. With a hollowed out bassline, rich in melody, and its incisive UKF rhythm, the real hook comes in the form of Ruby Lee Ryder's vocals, which put the efforts of most US R&B stars to shame. It's accompanied by "Tun Up Di Bass", a much more grime influenced production with stuttering drums and razor sharp bassline. Rounding things off is the acapella from "Sensitivity" for those DJs who want to get adventurous with their mixing. In an ideal world this single would be sitting at the head of the top 40 - essential stuff.
Review: After a delicious mix for FACT last yeat, the infamous R1 Ryders are back in action on Party Like Us - and yes, they've certainly brought the funk back with them! "Rollercoaster" kicks things off with a sweltering bass line and some raucous, filtered two-step beats. "Freq" is more of an electro, mutant bass monster sounding something like Coki at his angriest and "On My Own" takes a comparatively lighter approach to its deadly dubstep workout. Last but not least, "Slo Mo" drops its weight into a squeaking, bleeped-out frenzy of quasi-4/4 beats and mesmerising harmonics. Ya dig?