Review: New York's Adred returns to Metalheadz with two outstanding cuts right here. Both of which feature some major league collaborations, too. The wonderfully deep "Valley Groove" takes the lead with Commix on board; dreamy, purring and laced with just a smidgeon of hazy jazzy undertones, it's a total lesson in restraint. "Stuck In Loop" (with Ant TC1) maintains the soulful tendencies but with much more of a barbed touch as DRS lays down his lyrical raw emotion. Both are absolutely stunning.
Review: Perhaps before he was swanning about running Klasse Recordings and all, Luca Lozano worked in customer services vowing one day to serve musical revenge on all the insufferable souls one serves in that world. Whatever the inspiration, we now have a killer new four trackers from the man. Echoes of early Warp abound as always - "Super Rhythm Track" features mocking bleeps over a techno pulse, "The Path Of Most Resistance" is angrier, drawing on late 80s hardcore for vibes. Elsewhere "The Faith" is deep, sparse and bleepy whilst "No Team In Lozano" is moody Chicago house at its best.
Next Hype (Crissy Criss, Malux & Erb N Dub remix) - (3:52) 174 BPM
Review: Taken from TC's bountiful second album "Unleash The Wolves", "Next Hype" sees the Bristol titan team up with his oldest and most consistent sparring partner Jakes. Expect nothing but a heads-down, long-dark-tunnel jam that nods respectfully at early Ed Rush & Optical's paranoid textures but with rolling drums and particularly moody lines from Jakes. Here we find original being torn apart by Mallux and Erb N Dub as they build dense layers of robo-funked neuro brickwork with focused momentum that stops for no man. Dancefloor diesel.
Review: Fluctuating pockets of lion-growling bass tickle the edges of Mako, DLR, Villem & Ant TC1 mega-production "Hungry For Atmosphere". Its groove is the exact type of rhythm we all want from a classic Metalheadz record, which is circled by chiming bells, tremolo-infected Rhodes and an infectiously urban-sounding 'yeah vocal'. The other track however, presents a different story, with something more tear out. This time it's Mako, DLR amd Villem - minus Ant TC1 - that provide the ripping, snorting, and shaking "A Certain Flavour" - watch out for this.