• Pinch - Qawwali

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (Failme.net)

    Pinch - Qawwali

    Pinch goes further than Boxcutter and takes the whole musical pilgrimage to Mecca with this fierce debut for Planet Mu. Minimal, heavy and hypnotic; this really has the power to propel systems. Sleight-of-hand approach to rhythm exposes a bassline that sounds like it's trapped in the ether. The VIP version dares to strip away even more elements, but amping the beats to a classic dubstep groove.

  • Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn

    Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)

    Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn

    Proving that Kanye doesn't have the sole supply of helium-octave samples, Manchester's own Grime merchants Virus Syndicate are back with this buoyant clatter of polemical noise. Closer to the cheeky vinyl plundering of Roll Deep than the genre's heavier tracts, 'Ready To Learn' is accessible to the MAX without sacrificing any notion of dignity to the pop cartel. Hitting you between the eyes with a double-speed vocal, 'Ready To Learn' is catchy as H5N1 - with Mark One
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  • Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn Remix

    Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)

    Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn Remix

    Proving that Kanye doesn't have the sole supply of helium-octave samples, Manchester's own Grime merchants Virus Syndicate are back with this buoyant clatter of polemical noise. Closer to the cheeky vinyl plundering of Roll Deep than the genre's heavier tracts, 'Ready To Learn' is accessible to the MAX without sacrificing any notion of dignity to the pop cartel. Hitting you between the eyes with a double-speed vocal, 'Ready To Learn' is catchy as H5N1 - with Mark
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  • Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn

    Reviewed by (Chantelle Fiddy) (TOUCH magazine)

    Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn

    Mancuians Virus Syndicate are a bit of a Marmite clique. While Mark One’s beats are stiff, the MC’s aren’t going to be to everyone’s satisfaction, perhaps because of the accents, perhaps because they aren’t your standard spitter, but they do have the more leftfield thinking listeners under the thumb. ‘Major List MC’s’, on a dub flex, featuring Fallacy, Trim, Ears & Jammer is suitably random but the unlikely MC combination fits as a result. ‘Ready To
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