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posted a review of Djinn (9) - Dark Reference EP. about 1 year 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!
posted a review of Various - Remixes I. about 1 year 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.
posted a review of Various - 150 Best Of Drum & Bass Tracks 2017. about 1 year ago
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posted a review of Backbeats. about 1 year 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
posted a comment on Michael Jackson - Dance 2 Me EP. about 1 year ago
If any Stateside is interested in this plate, shoot me a PM.
posted a review of Dexcell - Under The Blue. about 1 year 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 "Impulse." I ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - New Beginnings EP. about 1 year 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 would ... See full review
posted a comment on Amoss & Fre4knc - Vortice VIP / The Passage / Redemption . over 2 years ago
141 trade of Commix 12" dub, Stateside only. I'm ur comrade.
posted a review of Goldie - Inner City Life (2017 Rebuild / Burial Remix). over 2 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.
posted a review of Various - NHS300. over 2 years ago
The book is incredible! Get this from the Hospital store while you can; very cheap shipping to USA also.
posted a review of Nu Electro Recordings. over 2 years ago
Sorry to be a negative-Nelly, but can anyone think of a WORSE DnB label with more than 5 releases?
posted a review of Rockwell (10) - Chorus Of Disapproval EP. over 2 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 Klax's ... See full review
posted a review of Various - PCMSV016. over 2 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Current Value - Critical Presents: Systems 006. over 2 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
posted a review of Chris. Su* - Solaris Theme. over 2 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
posted a review of Dub One - Wray / It Was Destined To Happen. over 2 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 dub ... See full review
posted a review of Technimatic - Mirror Image. over 2 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
posted a review of Martian Man - Martianman 001. over 2 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.
posted a review of Quicksilver - Lord Of The Flies. over 2 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
posted a review of Homemade Weapons - Negative Space. over 2 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 "Corners", ... See full review
posted a review of The DJ Producer / SMYLA - The Very Last Drop. over 2 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 - The SPL Album. over 2 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 Feeling", ... See full review
posted a review of SPL - Untitled. over 2 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 Feeling", ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Urban Revolt Vol. 2. over 2 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, and ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Urban Revolt Vol. 2. over 2 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, and ... See full review
posted a review of Rawtekk - Seduce / The Brood. over 2 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, as ... See full review
posted a review of Chris.Su / Trei - The Bell / Offline. over 2 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 think ... See full review
posted a review of Shy FX & T Power Feat. Top Cat - Everyday (Chase & Status Remix). over 2 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 the ... See full review
posted a review of Stakka. Skynet.*, Friction.* - Altitude 2008 Remixes. over 2 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 DJs a ... See full review
posted a review of KeeZee - Broken Not Fractured EP. over 2 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 to ... See full review
posted a review of Drumsound & Simon "Bassline" Smith - Nature Of The Beast. over 2 years ago
Let me start by saying that I DESPISE clownstep/wobblestep/Nu-Skool jump-up or whatever you want to call it, but this album is actually pretty rinsin! When Fresh and Twisted Individual really started pushing the sound in 2002/2003, I enjoyed the first ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Renegade* - The Clash EP. over 2 years ago
One of the best plates of 2016, and the world truly is a grander place with these tracks floating around on a physical medium. MUCH respect to the 8205 crew for obtaining the DATs and rights to publish these works (see also: Dirty Amen), and I'm very ... See full review
posted a review of Tim Reaper - Storylines. over 2 years ago
Wow. By far my favorite Tim Reaper plate to date! This EP doesn't fuck around. "Return View" kicks off with one of the most energetic amens I've ever heard, reminiscent of Skitty+Nolige's "Apocalypse" off RH and the final drop on "Uncharted Territory ... See full review
posted a review of Infest (3) & Quasi (5) / The Law (4) - Mercury / Emptiness Is Form. over 2 years ago
Thank you Law for pressing another 100 of these! An incredible entry in the anthology of DrumFunkaliciousness, the tracks are extreme polar opposites in terms of emotional evocation, but they share similar production aesthetics. "Mercury" would slide ... See full review
posted a review of Demented Soul - Rastafari E.P.. over 2 years ago
I was pretty amazed to hear that a FoundationX 4-track EP from 2016 didn't have any amens, but that works to its favor IMHO with this heavenly, dubbed-out, ethereal, steppy plate. The reggae vibes are chilled out and stoney, yet inventive and extremely ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Plastic Mentality EP. over 2 years ago
Very diverse 12", umbrellaed under the scope of intricate, deep, intelligent DnB. Repertoire has been KILLING IT lately, with every vinyl and digital release worthy of being mixed into sets, but the Ricky Force tune is a big standout. Ominous intro with ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Future Sound Of Cambridge 2. over 2 years ago
"The Boy Who Lost His Smile" is definitely the best Hospital tune of 2006, followed by Cyantific's "Solar Flares" off the "Ghetto Blaster LP" and Logistic's "Krusty Bass Rinser". A great era for Hospital and energetic soulful DnB in general, but TBWLHS ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Future Sound Of Cambridge 2. over 2 years ago
"The Boy Who Lost His Smile" is definitely the best Hospital tune of 2006, followed by Cyantific's "Solar Flares" off the "Ghetto Blaster LP" and Logistic's "Krusty Bass Rinser". A great era for Hospital and energetic soulful DnB in general, but TBWLHS ... See full review
posted a review of Naibu - Corners. over 2 years ago
Naibu never disappoints, and this is my favorite work of his since the unreleased 2x10"+CD. Standouts IMHO are "Burning", "HeartGold", and "Traces", but all 8 tracks are respectable. Vinyl pressing sounds amazing
posted a review of Naibu - Corners. over 2 years ago
Naibu never disappoints, and this is my favorite work of his since the unreleased 2x10"+CD. Standouts IMHO are "Burning", "HeartGold", and "Traces", but all 8 tracks are respectable. Vinyl pressing sounds amazing
posted a review of Naibu - Corners. over 2 years ago
Naibu never disappoints, and this is my favorite work of his since the unreleased 2x10"+CD. Standouts IMHO are "Burning", "HeartGold", and "Traces", but all 8 tracks are respectable. Vinyl pressing sounds amazing too!
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posted a review of Technical Itch - Souls Of Impatience. over 2 years ago
"Soul of Impatience" is an ideal bridge-tune for a set, either going into or coming out of harder, darker styles. But the real barn-burner on this 12" is "Ancient Perception", with intensely chopped amens with that signature TechItch EQ-ing and analogue ... See full review
posted a review of Biostacis - Re​:​Generation VIP. over 2 years ago
Comeback of the year for 2015 was IMHO Digital, and for 2016 it's gotta be Tech Itch, both in regards to production and label-running. When one of your favorite producers of all time announces a new album with a faithful partner like Ice Minus, no audio ... See full review
posted a review of Biostacis - Re:Generation VIP. over 2 years ago
Comeback of the year for 2015 was IMHO Digital, and for 2016 it's gotta be Tech Itch, both in regards to production and label-running. When one of your favorite producers of all time announces a new album with a faithful partner like Ice Minus, no audio ... See full review
posted a review of Threshold (10) - Version Excursion EP. over 2 years ago
So much background shite noise during the quiet breakdowns :( very frustrating with tunes this good, especially both B1 and B2. Since there's no black vinyl option, it's kind of a must for junglists, but yeah, probably average for picture-disc background ... See full review
posted a review of J:Kenzo - Sykura / Assemble. over 2 years ago
Gotta give Kenzo props for diversity in his production ability of criss-crossing BPMs and genres, and I really dig all the 160+ DnB he's done the past few years. Both tracks seem to pay homage to that 1998 Renegade Hardware Quantum Mechanics/ Renegade ... See full review
posted a review of Cod3x - Destination Point EP. over 2 years ago
Loving Bad Taste's 2016 releases, from Gydra to the Methlab series, and I'm very happy to see Cod3x's first vinyl release lumped in with all the surrounding quality techstep. A-side "Destined" doesn't really do much for me, but "Laser" brings me back to ... See full review
posted a review of Arcon 2 - Outpost / Lost Dimensions. over 2 years ago
Both sides are amen rinsers with heavy sci-fi laden atmospheres. "Lost Dimensions" has this noir-esque keyboard synth that sounds right outta Laura Palmer's theme from Twin Peaks, giving the track an ominously mysterious vibe with tons of creepy, ... See full review
posted a review of Firefox / Trinity - Big Bad And Heavy (Album Sampler). over 2 years ago
Trinity's "Shit Bag" has to be down there as one of the worst tunes EVER made. Does the title allude to an inside-joke about the horrors of contemporary wobble/clownstep, a meta-mockery of fools gobbling up atonal two-step drum n bass? I doubt it. Simply ... See full review