• Jega - Spectrum

    <b> Jega </b> - Spectrum

    I was surprised to see this record picked up for major Stateside promotion. Much of the material strays far from accessibility, lingering instead in odd rhythms and queasy synth sounds, with the occasional foray into jungle's bucktoothed cousin, drill and bass. Dylan Nathan built his reputation as Jega on the mighty Skam label out of Sheffield, but unlike his often minimalist label mates, he will often go for rather thick production. Obvious parallels are to older
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  • Jega - Spectrum

    <b> Jega </b> - Spectrum

    Since i adore U-Ziq so much, then anything he releases on his very own label is surely worth investigating, so that is why i bought this cd without hearing a thing about them first. I know Jega has released a few things on the Skam label from Manchester, and also some tracks on compilations, so i was very interested to see if this would live up to the high quality of Mike Paradinas own releases as U-Ziq. Well i have to say that there is a lot of potential there, and
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  • Horse Opera - 3 Cornered Room

    Reviewed by Brian Rachielles (grooves mag)

    <b> Horse Opera </b> - 3 Cornered Room

    After Horse Opera's contribution to the Mealtime comp on Mike Paradinas' Planet mu label, I was expecting Three Cornered Room to be more of a tweaked out drum n' bass workout than it actually is. Instead, Horse Opera lead us on a trek through 30 minutes of Vibert-ian style hip-hop. Rarely touching anything resembling drum n' bass, Three Cornered Room is full of squelchy synth lines, 808 kicks, and slightly mutated breaks. The CD runs the full gamut, from a
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  • Horse Opera - 3 Cornered Room

    <b> Horse Opera </b> - 3 Cornered Room

    Planet Mu is none other than the label of one Mr. Mike Paradinas (aka Mu-Ziq). Not only has he released some of his own work under other pseudonyms, but he's also now gotten to the point where he is releasing the work of other artists (although not in a huge way, as I've read there are only 1000 or so copies of this disc floating around). At any rate, one would probably suspect music that's released on his label to be some sort of strange electronic foolery and in
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