"Charlie Don't Surf" is a big beat belter that ingeniously mixes the guitar from Badder Than Evil's "Hot Wheels" with the bass from Jimmy Castor Bunch's "It's Just Begun". Whilst Zeb Roc Ski & Stieber Twins had already sampled the two on "Breakers Revenge 93", they hadn't combined them in the same innovative way that Deadly did. Brilliant development in every department, from the drums to the bassline to the melody, which steadily build to the cinematic climax of Pat Williams' theme to "The Streets Of San Francisco". ★★★★★
"Brooklyn Scraps" is a cut and paste samplefest with heavy breaks that Double Dee & Steinski would have been proud of. Features snippets of the Bee Gees' "More Than A Woman", Greg Nice's "Set It Off", and the Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like An Eagle", but really takes off when Deadly combines his hallmark "Mona Lisa" break-beat with the Sly & The Family Stone pop-funk classic, "Stand! ". ★★★★★
"Lopez OST" is downtempo breaks that continues the movie soundtrack theme, with melancholic strings and funky trip hop beats, and yielded an equally good sequel on the "King Tito's Gloves EP". ★★★★☆
"We Took Pelham" is a remix of Bill Conti's "Going The Distance" that soundtracked the "Rocky" films, the dramatic strings from the original given a unique twist with some rocky break-beats. Deadly toned down the drums for the gentler version that opens his "Deep Red" album. ★★★★☆
Deadly Avenger, the man with the plan and one to look out for in 2002! The Illicit EP highlights a small taste of Damon Baxter's sound which consists of funky breaks, heavy soundtrack sampling and old school hip hop flavor. Guaranteed to rock any dancefloor!