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Jus Wan - The Crossing / Flashpoint
posted a review of Jus Wan - The Crossing / Flashpoint. 29 days ago
It's the literal eve of 2023 as I type, and 15 years later ALL of Jus WAN's output has aged soooo perfectly. Vintage-endothermic investments of audio-dankitude prosperously yielding vibes achieved by very, very few electronic music producers. The... See full review
Various - 100 Grime Instrumentals
posted a review of Various - 100 Grime Instrumentals. 29 days ago
Now WTF is this bidness? Kutty-Ass choons from Kromeo, Skream, Danjah, F1, Plastician...this is the kind of stuff I literally dream about, but the dollar bills are never in my pockets and the blondes have disappeared upon awakening. I must procure... See full review
Starkey - Stars
posted a review of Starkey - Stars. about 1 month ago
IMHO Starkey's best work, though I've only listened to his stuff pre-2012. One of very few pieces that can bring me to emo-tears in a snap. Trippy hearing the digital-only remixes after so much time, but that Ital Tek rework is compelling and equally... See full review
Various - Certain Circles 02
posted a review of Various - Certain Circles 02. about 1 month ago
Modernist melancholia=b I g b I g choon. One of those perfect for both bipolar-ends up and down simultaneously.
Sub Swara / Sharmaji & DJ Boo - Koli Stance / Skank Ethics
posted a review of Sub Swara / Sharmaji & DJ Boo - Koli Stance / Skank Ethics. about 1 month ago
Kutty lil random 12" from the Golden Age at "so cheap why not" prices. I love (re)discovering choons that never got large in demand but still kiiiiick hard. Just buy it.
JSL* - The Jack Cates EP
posted a review of JSL* - The Jack Cates EP. about 1 month ago
Badman Riddim=perhaps my favorite opener to a set ever. Didn't take a genius to try, but mixes awesomely with Kromestar's Badman.
V.I.V.E.K - Pulse
posted a review of V.I.V.E.K - Pulse. 3 months ago
Pulse still gives me nightmares 11 years after first hearing it. If "Jacob's Ladder" could slowly OD on morphine alone on a rusty tiled bathroom floor, this is the soundtrack :p
Vex'd - Gunman / Smart Bomb
posted a review of Vex'd - Gunman / Smart Bomb. 3 months ago
SmartBomb mixed with D1's Missin is what made me want to start actually mixing dubstep. I'd been mixing jungle for a good 6-7 years prior to hearing those 2 choons mixed with some actual lively talent behind the 1's and 2's that night at 1015 Folsom.... See full review
Seven (30) - Wait
posted a review of Seven (30) - Wait. 3 months ago
Seven created THE best drum n bass call n response with "Wait"...kinda funny it came in the form of a dubstep tune. How is that bassline not THE ultimate B-Boy rinser?!?! The kind of tune you could blow your subs on and think "aw, twas worth it."... See full review
S.Y.N.K.R.O* - Lost For Words
posted a review of S.Y.N.K.R.O* - Lost For Words. 3 months ago
I really, really miss this type of deep dub from 2009-2010. 6/5.
Synkro (2) - Autumn
posted a review of Synkro (2) - Autumn. 3 months ago
In my top 5 dubstep 12"'s of 2009 for sure.
Starkey - OK Luv
posted a review of Starkey - OK Luv. 3 months ago
Definitely one of my favorite Starkey 12"'s. Busted my Hyetal on this one as well, and twas love at first listen, sans the tampons :p
Jay Weed - Prism
posted a review of Jay Weed - Prism. 3 months ago
I mean, cmon. The bassline on Naos?!!! Insanity pure through and above.
Von D - Bon
posted a review of Von D - Bon. 3 months ago
Hearing "Bon" on a big system is neuron-altering. Argon at the height of their incredible output, plus introducing Tes La Rok, 12th planet, J:Kenzo, Von D, Desto and of course Matty G to the world with their first releases is no small feat. Big ups... See full review
Desto (2) - Bounce
posted a review of Desto (2) - Bounce. 3 months ago
Such an underrated 12". I really wish this label had continued, as this and the DJ MADD tunes are fantastic.
Kromestar - Pissed Off
posted a review of Kromestar - Pissed Off. 4 months ago
Maybe my favorite overall Kromestar plate. Got released when there was SOOOO much dank heavier material being created that this one got a tad overlooked IMHO. I want Kromey to foster my FraggleRock muppets that I'll force into light human trafficking :p
Ganjaman* & Pitchblakk - Tha Official EP
posted a review of Ganjaman* & Pitchblakk - Tha Official EP. 4 months ago
Slept on gem BIG TIME. I caned this plate in nearly every live set 07-08. Mixes well with all that Virgo/Mr Slash stuff from A.R.M.Y Bullet.
DJ Distance - Nomad
posted a review of DJ Distance - Nomad. 4 months ago
I believe this to be the first dubstep track I ever heard knowingly, where someone turned up the system and was all "hey, here's this new style called dubstep. In 18 years you'll be a nostalgic twat over this song." Hotflush, Tempa, Soulja, Big... See full review
L-Wiz - Stesolid / Cuffs / GK
posted a review of L-Wiz - Stesolid / Cuffs / GK. 4 months ago
Maybe the best plate of uplifting emo propa dubstep from all of 2011, when tasty DeepDarkandDeadly wubba treats started becoming less bountiful and the Skrillexesque brostep starting selling out arenas. I know I retired in 2011 from actively mixing n... See full review
Yellow Wire* - Where Is The Summer?
posted a review of Yellow Wire* - Where Is The Summer?. 4 months ago
One of the best albums covers I've ever seen, and on (no disrespect intended to the creators) one of the most obscure/random releases I happened to have stumbled across doing down music rabbit-holes on the internet. So many striking feelings jumbled... See full review
Djinn (9) - Dark Reference EP
posted a review of Djinn (9) - Dark Reference EP. over 5 years ago
Heavy contender for best 12" 4-tracker-EP of 2017, and anyone who's following jungle in this era knows that that is a bold statement. Can't wait to hear more of Djinn's work in the future!
Various - Remixes I
posted a review of Various - Remixes I. over 5 years ago
EASILY one of the best well-rounded drumfunkalicious ridiculousness 12"'s of 2017. Biiiiig bad bass on the Earl Grey rmx of Ominous Maze, but personal fav is the choppage on Phuture T's treatment of Forward Motion on the A side.
Various - 150 Best Of Drum & Bass Tracks 2017
posted a review of Various - 150 Best Of Drum & Bass Tracks 2017. over 5 years ago
It's not. Now 8 more words to type bla bla.
Backbeats
posted a review of Backbeats. over 6 years ago
A few years ago I stumbled across an old box of 45's, and I started down the rabbit hole of looking for compilations of older obscure B-sides, undiscovered gems, and tracks that perhaps didn't fit contemporary popularity but have aged well. And I must... See full review
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Dexcell - Under The Blue
posted a review of Dexcell - Under The Blue. over 6 years ago
One of my favorite albums of 2017 so far! Spearhead has been carrying the liquid-torch mightily for sometime now, as nearly every release from 2016 and 17 has been amazing. The basslines on this album struck me the most, notably "Echoes" and... See full review
Various - New Beginnings EP
posted a comment on Various - New Beginnings EP. over 6 years ago
I would love to see this label release more on vinyl, as the quality is MORE than there, and I feel as though in 2017 there's quite a clamoring for deep, subliminal atmospheric beats to smooth out the influx of hard jungle amen choppage. If anyone... See full review
Amoss &  Fre4knc -  Vortice (VIP) / The Passage / Redemption
posted a comment on Amoss & Fre4knc - Vortice (VIP) / The Passage / Redemption . over 6 years ago
141 trade of Commix 12" dub, Stateside only. I'm ur comrade.
Goldie - Inner City Life (2017 Rebuild / Burial Remix)
posted a review of Goldie - Inner City Life (2017 Rebuild / Burial Remix). over 6 years ago
1500 copies?! Most amazing DnB has pressings of what, 250-350?! Flippers get ready to be disappointed. I wouldn't pay more than $20 for this.
Various - NHS300
posted a review of Various - NHS300. over 6 years ago
The book is incredible! Get this from the Hospital store while you can; very cheap shipping to USA also.
Nu Electro Recordings
posted a review of Nu Electro Recordings. over 6 years ago
Sorry to be a negative-Nelly, but can anyone think of a WORSE DnB label with more than 5 releases?
Rockwell (10) - Chorus Of Disapproval EP
posted a review of Rockwell (10) - Chorus Of Disapproval EP. over 6 years ago
I seriously DESPISE "Hoes to the Floor", but I cannot get "Pulse OSX" and "Out of Vogue" unstuck from my synapses. Basically DnB meets Trap at alternating 85/170 BPM, with glitch and dubstep elements crunking up the tracks. "Pulse OSX" along with... See full review
Various - PCMSV016
posted a review of Various - PCMSV016. over 6 years ago
Some straight samurai beats right here! All 4 tracks are very different yet all are quality, with my personal favorite being the Indidjinous+Madam Bliss B2. I have a spare mint copy if anyone would like to trade it for Painting Space vol3 or Sanity+Soundness. See full review
Current Value - Critical Presents: Systems 006
posted a review of Current Value - Critical Presents: Systems 006. over 6 years ago
IMHO Current Value is making the best stuff of his long and illustrious career right now, as everything he's done since 2015 on Critical, BlackoutNL, and most notably Invisible is all crisp, energetic, original, and most importantly TechAsFuuuuck! I... See full review
Chris. Su* - Solaris Theme
posted a review of Chris. Su* - Solaris Theme. over 6 years ago
It's a tough toss-up between this and the VIP on Subtitles050, but they both have their respective spots in a mix. The original would make a great closer or utilized in winding down the energy, whereas the VIP acts as a good ramp-up or a bridge from... See full review
Dub One - Wray / It Was Destined To Happen
posted a review of Dub One - Wray / It Was Destined To Happen. over 6 years ago
Definitely one of my favorite Ingredients 12"'s to date, Dub One takes a more atmospheric amen journey in "Wray" compared to his harder choppage on SciWax and FoundationX. While more airy and harmonious than his darker output, the drumfunk edits and... See full review
Technimatic - Mirror Image
posted a review of Technimatic - Mirror Image. over 6 years ago
Any work by Technimatic has been buy-on sight ever since "The Golden Selection" off Hospital's Sick Music 3. With their gut-churning soul spiced with dense liquid energy and stunning sample usage, I'm amazed Tony Coleman didn't try to pull a... See full review
Martian Man - Martianman 001
posted a review of Martian Man - Martianman 001. over 6 years ago
Best new label of 2016? For drumfunk aficionados, you may be hard pressed to top Martian Man's first 2 releases on his own imprint. Gotta love the straightforward titles too, hehe. A must 12" for all junglists and breakbeat addicts.
Quicksilver - Lord Of The Flies
posted a review of Quicksilver - Lord Of The Flies. over 6 years ago
Overlooked post-jungle foray into jazzstep and harder DnB, all four tunes off this EP are quite varied and extremely well produced. The first 12" gives us atmospheres and jazz, whereas the second 12" has ultra-tight techstep breaks and amen choppage.... See full review
Homemade Weapons - Negative Space
posted a review of Homemade Weapons - Negative Space. over 6 years ago
Looks like I'm not alone in nominating "Negative Space" for DnB album of the year! Certainly sharing that honor with the likes of Hidden Turn's "The Ride LP", Subtle Audio's "A Decade of Breakbeat", Dom's "Last Refuge of a Scoundrel", Naibu's... See full review
The DJ Producer / SMYLA - The Very Last Drop
posted a review of The DJ Producer / SMYLA - The Very Last Drop. over 6 years ago
Very under-appreciated plate which was released during a time where there was TONS of great DnB coming out, and unfortunately this 12" got slightly overlooked. Hard, intricate, and both for the dancefloor and headphones.
posted a review of SPL - SPL. over 6 years ago
My favorite SPL tracks were off Freak and Obscene, UNTIL I heard this 4x12". Nobody smashes an amen and 303 together like SPL. Standouts for me are all the B-sides, so B "Angels", D side "Guardian", F "It Will Be Different", and H "Run From The... See full review
SPL - SPL
posted a review of SPL - SPL. over 6 years ago
My favorite SPL tracks were off Freak and Obscene, UNTIL I heard this 4x12". Nobody smashes an amen and 303 together like SPL. Standouts for me are all the B-sides, so B "Angels", D side "Guardian", F "It Will Be Different", and H "Run From The... See full review
Various - Urban Revolt Vol. 2
posted a review of Various - Urban Revolt Vol. 2. over 6 years ago
Favorite on this one would certainly be Muffler's "Therapy", with the SPL tune coming in second. I've always marveled at Muffler/Konsta's diversity in production styles, as I particularly enjoy his epic Hospital liquid trance-bonanza massive bidness,... See full review
Various - Urban Revolt Vol. 2
posted a review of Various - Urban Revolt Vol. 2. over 6 years ago
Favorite on this one would certainly be Muffler's "Therapy", with the SPL tune coming in second. I've always marveled at Muffler/Konsta's diversity in production styles, as I particularly enjoy his epic Hospital liquid trance-bonanza massive bidness,... See full review
Rawtekk - Seduce / The Brood
posted a review of Rawtekk - Seduce / The Brood. over 6 years ago
"Seduce" is a subtle little acid stepper that feels like you're the chief of police in TRON. Airs of early Konflict and mid-catalouge DSCI4 in this understated groover. "The Brood" is quite the opposite in its confrontational, ostentatious approach,... See full review
Chris.Su / Trei - The Bell / Offline
posted a review of Chris.Su / Trei - The Bell / Offline. over 6 years ago
2 very solid techstep dancefloor-friendly tracks with great basslines and synths, with my own personal preferences reaching for the Trei track a bit more frequently to mix than the A side. Obviously i prefer certain tracks over others, but I don't... See full review
Shy FX & T Power Feat. Top Cat - Everyday (Chase & Status Remix)
posted a review of Shy FX & T Power Feat. Top Cat - Everyday (Chase & Status Remix). over 6 years ago
Digital Soundboy has to be one of the most infamous "hit-or-miss" DnB labels from the past decade, as their catalouge has some of the best reggae-influenced or tearout or melt your soul DnB right alongside horrible wonky Dubstep with Caspa puking on... See full review
Stakka. Skynet.*, Friction.* - Altitude 2008 Remixes
posted a review of Stakka. Skynet.*, Friction.* - Altitude 2008 Remixes. over 6 years ago
When the Clockwork LP from Stakka+Skynet dropped in 2001, "Altitude" was one of my LEAST favorite tunes, being completed overshadowed by Biosfear, Timelines, Straight Jacket, the Planet Rock remix, and Decoy. But hearing it from a million different... See full review
KeeZee - Broken Not Fractured EP
posted a review of KeeZee - Broken Not Fractured EP. over 6 years ago
I only knew KeeZee through his split 12"'s on Jungle Rollerz and was EXTREMELY excited to see a solo 4-track EP showcasing his current endeavors. Any fan of 94/95 tear outs will love this EP, as all 4 tunes possess an old-school vibe yet give homage... See full review