Reckommended Records – June 2011
Massive catchy funky glitch hop from the consistently quality Rocstar recordings, with a debut release for William Breakspear featuring none other than Fusion from the legendary Credit to the nation on mic duty along with the delectable liverpool & Birmingham based vocalist Georgina Upton. This one has a nice solid glitch hop groove with some glitch hop bass wobble carrying the choice lyrics through effortlessly. One which should appeal to a very wide range of tastes and is out 3rd July 2011.
Hedflux, one of the hottest names in tech-breaks right now has teamed up with Broken Robot’s mastermind Neurodriver to deliver a corking release. Both Hedflux & Neurodriver deliver consistently solid releases each and every time and have a very distinct sound, which in this case produces a very nice combination of tech-breaks and psy-breaks. Instantly recognisable as their production, the track features solid expertly produced tech breaks which sits somewhere between 4/4 and breaks, coupled with an electronic psy-breaks bassline and loads of cool edits to create a rolling dancefloor killer with an atmospheric buld up & a big drop. This one is exactly what you might imagine from such a collab and while it doesn’t push their sound into particularly new territories, it does combine what they do very very well. The flip side is also a wicked track and you can hear that on Mr Elephant Radio Show 37) and the ep is set for release in August 2011.
A great mix of wobble bassline, dubstep influences and tech breaks rhythm, this along with Feed the Horde are the two stand out tracks on Kartons forthcoming album. If you like their last album you’ll most probably love the rest of the track too. You can hear both tracks on Mr Elephant Radio Show 37 and watch out for the album which is due to be released on Sound of Habib and Klub Kids in July 2011.
Phat breakbeat remix of a classic old school tune from one of the original members of Rhythm Section and his trusty cohort Twista bringing a great tune right up to date but still retaining the old school feel. A driving breakbeat and simple yet solid bassline drives the track with a load of cut up fills at the end of every 4 keep things interesting. Pure dancefloor ammunition. Out 18th July 2011 – (& played on Mr Elephant Radio Show 37)
Reggae meets dubstep in a brilliant way that should appeal to fans of both genres. Been loving 2D’s sound ever since i heard him and this new one doesnt fail to dissapoint. All the tracks on the e.p feature his trademark reggae sound and filthy yet laidback bass. Set for release and definitely one to get when it drops.
Dubstep heavy-weight Mark Instinct is firing on all cylinders with this uncompromising remix, where savage bass pummels the listener into groove submission. Relentless filth broken only by snippets of a stuttered Pippa Trix vocal and a short foray into Loc-e. If you like your dubstep pummeling you’ll love this.
Very chuffed to see this released as Mike is diamond geezer and the track is massive. With not 1 but 2 remix packages, each containing a host of huge remixes, its set to do very well on the consistently quality Ape Label. Theres loads of great remixes to choose from from artists such as Freerange Djs, Jinx In Dub, Ash Howell, Jefr Tale & Ben Tomlinson who all take gizmo into new breaks, dubstep & drumstep arenas. But its this snareophobe remix that i’ve been dropping of late and really pushes the nasty edge of gizmo into some filthy territories. Still climbing the beatport charts its a must buy purchase (& if you fancy a listen you can now hear it on Mr Elephant Radio Show 37)
This is already out, but it just has to be in this months reviews (i literally found & bought it while writing them! 🙂 Its a 5 track ep with breaks and dubstep tracks but every tracks a killer with filthy basslines, phat beats, crisp production & reggae tinged underground vibes. You can hear it (3 tracks in fact) on Mr Elephant Radio Show 37 so i’m not going to say anything more than its an essential purchase for all underground bass lovers and proper dancefloor ammunition – so go buy it! 🙂