Reviewed by ArcadePerfect (www.subba-cultcha.com)
Michael Paradinas' Planet Mu label has been responsible, (alongside Richard D James' output), for some of the more innovative electronic music to come out of the UK for the last 13 odd years.This album fits the criteria of the labels musical output perfectly.The album taps eloquently into the Dubstep scene that’s slowly gathering speed in London. Think New Breaks, but less formularised and riddled with well executed nods to Dub and you'll be some of
Reviewed by boomkat (www.boomkat.com)
Its only been just over a year since the first subtext 12" by vex'd 'pop pop/canyon' dropped into range with a neck snapping kick/snare and bass wobble combo that sent heads either running for cover or shouting from the rooftops. With a succession of 12"s and tracks on labels like destructive and planet mu now under his belt, vex'd has found time to deliver a defining moment in the development of the genre loosely termed dubstep or grime. Distilling
Reviewed by boomnoise (boomnoise.blogspot.com)
the new vex'd record on planet-mu is phenomenal. intense and powerful, head shaking stuff. both in disbelieve at just how great it is and physically; listening to it with phones on will jar your skull. it is brutal sonic armageddon. it penetrates and crushes, resonates and rumbles: total audio assault.
pretty much on top of the dubstep game right now, vex'd have produced the first defining album of the scene. the cd format will
Reviewed by Gary Suarez (www.brainwashed.com)
An entire summer passed without me publishing a single album review for Brainwashed, or any other site for that matter. Compact discs and press releases arrived via post regularly, typically finding a home in piles at the far end of my desk, next to a dust-collecting drum machine. Call it a lack of motivation, call it laziness, yet, on this unseasonably warm autumn night, I have returned. It took the best album of 2005 to accomplish that.
- Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen
- FaltyDL - Endeavour
- Ikonika - Dckhdbtch
- FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
- DJ Nate - Hatas Our Motivation
- Oriol - Night And Day
- Vex'd - Cloud Seed
- Terror Danjah - Power Grid E.P.
- Oriol - Coconut Coast
- Ital Tek - Moment In Blue E.P.
- Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P.) - E10 Riddim
- Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes
- The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer
- Starkey - Stars (feat. Anneka)
- Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated E.P.
- Venetian Snares - Horsey Noises
- FaltyDL - Love Is A Liability
- Luke Vibert - We Hear You
- Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
- Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
- Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4
- Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)
- Burnkane - You Know
- Subeena Ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith - Solidify