• Vex'd - Degenerate

    Reviewed by Luca Maini (igloomag.com)

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Degenerate

    Don't bother about genres. Don't call it grime, 8-bar or dubstep. All you need is a few oldskool terms: breaks, bass and industrial. I was expecting only dancefloor material here, but the first half of Degenerate is more like Scorn doing broken beat. Which is just what the world needed: a mixture of tight drum programming, squeezed basslines and pitch black backgrounds. The first track "Pop Pop VIP" is quite danceable, less than the original though, but from
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  • Vex'd - Degenerate

    Reviewed by DG, othermusic, Aug 05 (othermusic.com)

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Degenerate

    VEX'D
    Degenerate
    (Planet Mu)

    "Destruct"
    "Thunder"

    I don't know much about the two guys behind the Vex'd. A friend, who recently got back from a trip to London, suggested that I look out for their debut album on Planet Mu. I did, and now I can't stop listening. Degenerate is a limited two-CD collection of new material (Disc-1) and old singles (Disc-2) by this duo. It's the freshest thing that I've heard come out of the
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  • Vex'd - Degenerate

    Reviewed by Barcodezine (barcodezine.com)

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Degenerate

    London based duo Jamie Teasdale and Roly Porter provide something uncompromising on Degenerate; digitalised dark electronic music, with industrial rhythms and a fetid attitide. Having emerged from the Jungle scene, these chaps decided to take hardcore to a new level, belting out bone crunching instrumentals, with big bad bass riffs and cyber-electro keyboard spurts.

    Their roots are evident on the dawning Pop Pop V.I.P., which is merely the calm before the
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  • Vex'd - Degenerate

    Reviewed by AG, Blowback (Blowback, Aug. 05)

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Degenerate

    Uncomproisingly smashing the boundaries of genre definitions, Vex'd is mash up jungle-garage-hardcore-dub to the max. If played on a large soundsystem (with the volume up to 13) you're likely to implode or at least, never see colours again. Enjoyed at a slightly lower volume, you'll no doubt rave until your legs fall off. In places it is like a dark horror - only noticeable under the deep smooth bass and tweaked-to-the-max glitches. Do not listen to it alone on
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