Reviewed by Andrea Ferraris (www.chaindlk.com)
There's a big dub aftertaste hidden between the lines of Vex'd "Degenerate" (above all in the second of the two cds). This London duo has an interesting way to mold drum and bass and breakbeat to make it all sound "kicking ass" electronica "ready-made for any unconventional dancefloor" (!?). I can't say if this people has ever been into Adrian Sherwood, Photek or anything on Possible records (above all Mick Harris during is drum and bass trip), but
Reviewed by Infinite (www.drumzothesouth.blogspot.com)
How the fuk do they do this to me? Even in my comfortable bedroom environment, Vex'd scare the shit out of me, no more so than during their remix of Toasty's Knowledge as featured on this week's Breezeblock show. For some reason, knowing the original Knowledge inside and out makes it all that much weirder; the Vex'd remix adding pure filth and horror, to the innocence and playfulness of the original Knowledge making it all that more twisted. Because
Reviewed by grimemusic (grimemusic.com)
Hi Jamie and Roly, How's it going? What have you been up to recently?
It's just me, Jamie right now. Roly is on holiday with his girl. We've been getting back into making tracks. Took a break for a while after the album, getting properly back into it now tho.
How did you guys meet up? And when did you first start producing/DJing together?
We've been mates for years, way back. We started producing together
Reviewed by Gutta (gutterbreakz.com)
Y'know, it's times like this when I feel like all the effort's been worthwhile. Exactly one month prior to it's release, a finished copy of the debut Vex'd album "Degenerate" drops through my letterbox. This is the 2-CD edition with all the Subtext singles added on the bonus disc, housed in a tasteful card slipcase with a nice design by Ben C. that looks like it uses images from one of those old Sinbad movies. Only had a quick listen so far, but it's
- Various - The Cosmic Forces Of Mu
- Venetian Snares - Defluxion
- Venetian Snares & Speedranch - Making Orange Things
- Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations
- Hrvatski - Swarm & Dither
- Mu Allstars - Criminal
- Hellfish & Producer - Constant Mutation (Mixed)
- Leafcutter John - Microcontact
- Nicole Elmer - Beef Bouilion
- Tim Tetlow - Beauty Walks A Razor's Edge
- Phthalocyanine - 25 Tracks Fer 1 Track
- Leafcutter John - Concourse E.E.P.
- Luke Vibert - '95-'99
- Jega - Geometry
- Capitol K - Roadeater E.P.
- Kid Spatula - Full Sunken Breaks
- Jega & Kid Spatula - Unity Gain / Hard Love
- Capitol K - Sounds Of The Empire
- Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon
- Tusken Raiders - The Motorbike Track
- Slag Boom Van Loon - Slag Boom Van Loon
- Jega - Spectrum
- Horse Opera - 3 Cornered Room
- Capitol K - Island Row