• SINGLE REVIEW: PRITCH & TRIM – STEREOTYPE/KISS MY ARSE

    Pritch & Trim - Stereotype

    Reviewed by Sam Constable Source: (Silent Radio)

    <b> Pritch &amp; Trim </b> - Stereotype

    The man of many names and countless brilliant tracks, Mark Pritchard, takes to the studio with one of Grime best-est, MC Trim. The single comes with two tracks from the pair and instrumentals to boot.
    Mark lays down a swaggering, light-hearted beat on ‘Stereotype’ with hooks redolent of a soundtrack to a 1970s comedy skit. A clever rhythm mixed with brass, woodwind and synths twist up and down to create this unique, jaunty sound. On the mic
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  • Machinedrum – Room(s) (Planet Mu)

    Machinedrum - Room(s)

    Reviewed by Chris Downton Source: (Cyclic Defrost)

    <b> Machinedrum </b> - Room(s)

    Since US-based electronic producer Travis Stewart first emerged back in 2001 with his debut album as Machinedrum on Merck ‘Now You Know’, he’s become something of a familiar figure to post-IDM listeners, going on to spend the next decade releasing a steady slew of albums under the aforementioned alias, as well as Syndrone, Tstewart and Sepalcure. This latest longplayer on Planet Mu ‘Room(s)’ offers up his eighth album under the Machinedrum
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  • Ghettoteknitianz EP

    Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.

    Reviewed by Angus Finlayson Source: (Inverted Audio)

    <b> Various </b> - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.

    “From this groove came the grooves of all grooves”, runs Chuck Roberts’ famous ‘Our House’ speech. Never has that seemed more true than in 2011, where the genre’s indomitable, decades-old sonic signifiers seem to be bubbling up in virtually every quadrant of UK music. Looped into oblivion and submerged in a thick mulch of sub-bass in DJ Rashad and DJ Manny’s ‘R House’, the speech serves as a timely reminder that Footwork is where the
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  • Various Artists: Planet Mu Ghettoteknitianz [EP]

    Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.

    Reviewed by CHRIS WENN Source: (Tiny Mix Tapes)

    <b> Various </b> - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.

    By the time the astonishingly heavy bassline of DJ Rashad & DJ Manny’s “R House” drops on this extraordinary EP, there’s no more doubt that footwork is the most fascinating thing to emerge from the US underground since Chicago’s club scene gave us house — and it’s not just in the house influence that the tracks collected here proudly display. UK label Planet Mu has been championing the Chicago-centric bass sound of juke and footwork for
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