Reviewed by adam anonymous (Plan B)
You gotta love Shitmat. Few in the history of music have displayed such blatant disregard for, well, everything. The name, the samples stealing, the shameless love of happy hardcore. The CD booklet is conclusive evidence. There's a fry-up inside. The mushrooms ain't from Tesco, the egg yolk is a smiley face, the beans are Mitsubishis, and Kevin Bacon's head is pasted onto the bacon. Nothing is sacred, nor should be. The hardest beats pound,
Reviewed by L (Knowledge Mag) (www.knowledgemag.co.uk)
No jungle collection is complete without a Bizzy B record or two, and over a decade on from the release of the first two 'Science' EPs on White House he provides us with volume three. Included is a rigourous rework of the classic '16 Track Ting' as well as the Andy C-spun 'Darkside', and rather than being uncompromisingly experimental this EP just goes to show how floor-friendly such roughneck break-chopping can be.
Reviewed by smallfish (smallfish.co.uk)
I SEEM TO USE THE SAME WORDS EVERY TIME ONLY IN A DIFFERENT ORDER WHEN REVIEWING SH*TMAT RELEASES, SO I'LL JUST LIST THEM ALL, AND YOU CAN WRITE YOUR OWN. RAGGA, MUFFIN, BAD, BWOY, JUNGLIST, NOISE, BREAK, CORE, DRUM, BASS, WICKED, TING, OLD, SKOOL, GABBA, SHOUTY, RAVE, DISTORTION, SOUND, MURDERER, BUG, ROOTSMAN, RAZOR, X, KID, SIX, O, GWAN
Reviewed by Sam (tesselate.me.uk)
First in the series of 5 (well 6 if you include the roundup cd, which will contain most of the tracks on the five releases, but not all of them) releases on Planet - Mu from that beat hash maniac Shitmat.
"Badman Ballad" starts it right off, with the a spiralling breakbeat dipped in wild vocals, with what seems like Prodidy samples cut in for that junglist style we all love. Crashing drum strikes forced into the warped mind of an arcade gambler
- 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