Review: The Scotch Bonnet team are known for their fantastic innovation within numerous different areas of sound, headed up by the Mungos Hi Fi team. This latest combination sees the likes of Gardna & Catching Cairo join forces with the Glaswegian sound system champions for a wavy new single entitled 'Back In The Dayz'. It's an interesting blend of influences as the hardcore-infused production provides the backdrop over which Gardna & Catching Cairo are able to deliver a nostalgia inducing blend of lyrical content and old school flows. It's a pleasing one for sure!
Review: Breaking through the surface last year with a sweet run of releases via the likes of E-Beamz, Sneaker Social Club and Lobster Theremin, the Sheffield three-piece Denham Audio return to the latter with another five-track missive: Transcendence. Taking in the slightest of bleep references atop a jungle groove and soundboy lyrics is "Run Da Ting", get a second bite out of something similar (only graced by rave) in "Retort". Its lead track "Transcendence (feat 7ip7o3)" sees a lo-fi, trippy and drum and bass sound flirt with vocals and textures that evoke imagery from the film Lost in Translation, while for something retro, housier and garage tipped its all about "Top Boy" and "Club Culture".
Review: We were thrilled to see Private Caller back at it once again as the return is made to Hardcore Energy, delivering a very exciting four track project in the process. The 2020 Lockdown mix of 'Helter Skelter' is why we find ourselves kicking off, as nostalgic rave chords and sweeping junglist basslines are let loose to run wild before the spacy pads and crunchy breakbeat murmurs of 'Backwards' arrive shortly after. Next up, the bouncy synthesizer melodies and shuffling drum lines of 'Bring That Back' give us another throwback punch, before rounding the project off on the incredibly acidic Fantazia mix of 'History In The Making', another rave-ready piece of breakbeat brilliance.