Reviewed by Mixmag (Mixmag, Sept. 06)
Once upon a time there was a perception that Mike "µ-Ziq" Paradinas' Planet Mu label was eclipsed by the better-known Rephlex and Warp. Paradinas, however, would have none of that, and his non-stop work ethic and bloody-minded dedication to finding the freshest and maddest electronic music in existence means Planet Mu has now truly come into its own. From the cream of grime (Virus Syndicate) and dubstep (Pinch, Vex'd, Boxcutter) through the most wilfully stupid
Reviewed by adam anonymous (Plan B)
If music were a competition - and perhaps it should be - Planet Mu would run out undisputed heavyweight champions of the (electronic) world. Like all great winners they bost talent and punches to spare, celebrated and demonstrated on this 100th album-commemorating double set. Initially, the temptation is to field haymakers from brilliant big and bashy beat-meisters Venetian Snares, Shitmat, Soundmurderer or label founder µ-Ziq, but delve a little deeper and it's
Reviewed by Louis Pattison (Uncut, Oct. 06)
Marking 100 releases of Mike Paradinas' post-rave label, this 2CD anthology balances familiarly deranged Mu fare - Venetian Snares, Shitmat, et al-with a new generation of gloomy bass scientists. Best is Pinch's haunted anthem, "Punisher".
Reviewed by Knowledge Aug. 06 (Knowledge Aug. 06)
Mike Paradinas' Planet Mu label has really come into its own in the last year, moving away from the hardcore electronica and concnetrating instead on more Knowledge friendly names such as Equinox, Breakage, Exile, Vex'd and Boxcutter. This double-CD compilation has been issued to celebrate the label hitting the 100-releases mark, and at a mere five -quid it's an entirely essential purchase for anyone with even half an interest in high-quality, left-of-centre
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel