Review: Label chief of Spanky Panky Records and a pretty mean producer as well, William Breakspear marks himself out as the bard of breakbeat on this new release for Cut La Roc's Rocstar label. With 90s UK hip-hop stars Credit To The Nation leading the rhyme charge, WB cooks up a swaggering, rock-influenced beat while singer Georgina Upton drops a teasing chorus that fits in perfectly amid the hyped verses and souped-up breaks. Truly kick-ass stuff, and a perfect addition to Rocstar's dependable catalogue.
Review: Having appeared on William Breakspear's album last summer, Credit To The Nation bolster their return again with this spiked out slammer from Cornish firestarter Cakeboy. Running amok with an electro-charged riff, Cakey's provided the ideal bed for CTTN's rapid-fire conscious spittage. Not feeling the vocal? Jump on the instrumental version "Funkin Marvellous". Tasty!
Review: Two solid versions of "Drop The Bomb" featuring Credit To The Nation here from Santero on the Sugarbeat imprint. It's all about the vocal version here at Juno HQ, with nasty electro-breaks synth work jostling for attention with Credit To The Nation's vocal, which should bring back some fond memories for the elder statesmen among you. Instrumental version also available if that's the way you swing!
Review: For their latest hot-to-trot slab of peak-time dancefloor madness, W&O Street Tracks has turned to The Carry Nation, an artist best known for delivering glassy-eyed club tracks on Batty Bass and Eli Escobar's Night People NYC label. "Prism" is another fine workout - a low-slung, atmospheric and bass-heavy deep house throb-job that benefits greatly from an intoxicating, ear-pleasing vocal by guest Alissa Briana. The accompanying remix comes from Alex Virgo, who jettisons the original's stripped-back feel, instead beefing up the already heavy beats and adding a swathe of sparkling synthesizer refrains and loved-up chords. As a result, the remix is a thumping, sunshine-friendly slammer.