• Tom Burbank - Famous First Words

    Reviewed by hyponik.com (Hyponik)

    <b> Tom Burbank </b> - Famous First Words

    The ever so varied Planet Mu take things on a mellow route with this artist album from L.A based Tom Burbank. The album starts off with a filtered 40's style melody that leads the way to a beautifully made album of melodic glitch hop interspersed with soulful electronica moments. During moments of the album the sounds get quite brash and harsh but they are kept from being too much by the mellow glitchy beats and cinematic qualities that reverb thoughout. Tom Burbank
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  • Mary Anne Hobbs - Warrior Dubz

    Reviewed by Alex MacPherson (The Guardian)

    <b> Mary Anne Hobbs </b> - Warrior Dubz

    Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs's one-off January show Dubstep Warz marked the emergence into the mainstream of a genre which has been fermenting in south London raves and pirate stations for much of this decade. Her follow-up compilation, a mixture of exclusives and recent dubstep anthems, continues her sterling work. Dubstep's sonic palette is one of cavernous bass twinned with skanking beats and the occasional sample. It is dark and murky, an instrumental reflection of
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  • Mary Anne Hobbs - Warrior Dubz

    Reviewed by Ned Beauman (Dummy Monthly)

    <b> Mary Anne Hobbs </b> - Warrior Dubz

    In 2006, much of the UK's most exciting electronic music is menacing, muscular, and bass-obsessed, and none more so than genre du jour dubstep. Enter Warrior Dubz, which is both a beginner's guide and a manifesto for this killer strain of low end theory. Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, one of dubstep's most tireless proselytisers, mixes established gun-finger anthems (the tribal thunder and reggae vocals of Digital Mystikz's Anti-War Dub, a favourite at their Brixton DMZ
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  • Mary Anne Hobbs: My life in media

    Mary Anne Hobbs - Warrior Dubz

    Reviewed by The Independent (The Independent)

    <b> Mary Anne Hobbs </b> - Warrior Dubz

    Mary Anne Hobbs, 35, is the firebrand presenter of Radio 1's Thursday night electronic show Experimental. Born in the Lancashire village of Garstang, she started her media career as a print journalist, working for NME and Loaded among other titles, and has presented a myriad of motorcycle shows for such television channels as British Eurosport, Men and Motors and BBC World. She now lives in north London and can ride any motorbike you care to park in front of
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