Deep, Dark & Dirty (feat Nelson Navarro) - (4:00) 172 BPM
No Escape - (4:52) 58 BPM
Tekapo - (5:35) 172 BPM
Original Selector - (3:46) 172 BPM
Review: Get of your phone stop keying that qwerty... One of the most hyped newcomers in D&B this year Unglued comes through with his biggest document to date so you better pay attention or at least get a little flirty. "Deep Dark & Dirty" is an MC fronted call to the dancefloor with a sleazy treacle b-line, "No Escape" takes us much deeper into the glue factory where the bones and melted down with uncut sub frequencies and concentrated gully, "Tekapo" is provides soulful contrast with a spacious arrangement and rushy pads while "Original Selector" closes on a badman block thwacking vibe that Yung Gluey is fast making his signature. Dutty.
Review: Mystery man of the moment Unglued follows up his en mass scene-supported "Bootstrap Bill" with his debut single proper for Hospital and he's clearly developing a signature, both in terms of fun track titles and, most importantly, a loose minimal funk that's loaded and coded with surprises and strange twists and turns along the way. "Chicken In A Spacesuit" brings the soaking wet farty bass textures to the fore while the (not so humorously titled) "Ghetto" brings a rougher techier edge to the vibe with crunchier drums and a sharper step momentum but the funk is still there in its distant rippling wah wahs. Another superbly sticky situation.
Review: Three words: "Police In Helicopter"... One of the biggest dubplates last year is finally here, and it's joined by 24 other exceptional bangers as the Hozzy team roll out another absurd stack of "Sick" freshness from across the board. Genuinely on point tune for tune highlights include Pete Cannon's outstanding drumfunk lash out "Ella", Flava D's first D&B tune (the breath taking "Return To Me"), a bone shaking duet from the next gen gems Unglued and Bou ("Ascendant Man"), both Fred V & Grafix's first solo tunes since they split and an absolute neck breaking gully snapper from Lakeway in the form of "War Dub". And that's just scratching the surface, this is a humungous V/A album. Hot enough to burn down a cane field or two...