• Exile - Pro Agonist

    Reviewed by Maurizio Pustianaz (www.chaindlk.com)

    <b> Exile </b> - Pro Agonist

    Exile's first album sum the work of the last years of Tim Shaw: dj and producer coming from England. He worked with John B and MC Temper and he recorded tons of records for Moving Shadow, Beta, Renegade Hardware, Mosquito and Planet-Mu. His first CD PRO AGONIST gathers twelve tracks of inspired hc jungle sounds/rhythms which tend to surprise the listener with new solutions (choirs, melodic lines, classical music excerpts, etc). Two tracks are
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  • Exile - Pro Agonist

    Reviewed by Adam Anonymous (Plan B, Oct/Nov 05)

    <b> Exile </b> - Pro Agonist

    On his record label's message board, Tim 'Exile' Shaw declared he'd never release another record, due to (misread) opening sales figures of 'Pro Agonist'. And it would've been a genuine loss. Hailing from the home of mash-up, Brighton, along with Shitmat, Chevron, and the irrepressible DJ Scotch Egg, Exile is more concerned with dark drum 'n' bass dancefloor action, somehow straddling the middle ground between ear-violating Valve punch and wobbly
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  • Exile - Pro Agonist

    Reviewed by Adam Anonymous (Undercover, Sept. 05)

    <b> Exile </b> - Pro Agonist

    It creeps up on you sneakily, like a velvet-clad mugger, until - BAM! - Pro Agonist infiltrates ear canals at tornado force. Exile, or Tim Shaw as the postman knows him, is a rare breed. Few straight drum&bass heads have the intelligence to construct anything beyond club movers, beats that sound fantastic over near-illegal PA stacks, yet are redundant for home listening. Fewer still experimental folks understand they won't be sat in their dimly
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  • Exile - Pro Agonist

    Reviewed by The Wire, Sept. 05 (The Wire)

    <b> Exile </b> - Pro Agonist

    Tim Exile first had his mind blown apart by the blinding thrill of broken beats at the tender age of 12. Now twice that age, this electro-polymath has produced a fantastic debut album of mental drum 'n' bass acrobatics that frankly blows all other Planet Mu releases, including even those by label boss and splatterbeat pioneer Mike Paradinas, clean out of the water. There is not a second of this record that is not flat-out astonishing. Exile's
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