• Shitmat (or Henry Collins to his mum) might be getting on but “I don’t believe it”, he’s still got One Foot In The Rave

    Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave

    Reviewed by Gerry Hectic Source: (Fly Global)

    <b> Shitmat </b> - One Foot In The Rave

    Now this one is up there for cover of the year whilst on the inside, the music looks back to the “illegal” sounds of 1991-1993. Back to the times of the golden age of the M25, glow sticks, warehouse sheds and everything was a buzz. These are the days of Brighton’s very own king of breakcore and co-founder of the Wong Music label, Shitmat and the album does the cover justice.

    If you’ve not come across Collins in all his happy
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  • Industry Standard PT.4

    Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4

    Reviewed by Pariah Source: (Inverted Audio)

    Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4

    Terror Danjah is seen by most people, including us, as one of the greatest grime producers of all time, with beats that most MC's would give their left legs to jump on and an ear for melody that is almost unparalleled in the grime scene. His greatness lies in the fact that he is able to write a beat that has the necessary aggression and urgency that a grime instrumental needs at the same time as balancing that aggression with catchy, alomst pop
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  • Terror Danjah 'Gremlinz: Instrumentals 2003-2009' [Planet Mu]

    Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)

    Reviewed by J. Source: (Bass Music Blog)

    <b> Terror Danjah </b> - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)

    I’ll be honest - coming from the north west of England, grime totally passed me by; apart from the occasional transmission which broke through via the mainstream (Dizzee Rascal ‘I Luv You’, for example), it didn’t really penetrate deepest darkest east Lancashire. On this flimsy basis, I had the music neatly pigeonholed as a basic, functional sound – constructed in a Bow council flat using Music 2000 for the Playstation, for the sole purpose
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  • Burnkane - You Know (Planet Mu)

    Burnkane - You Know

    Burnkane - You Know

    Planet Mu - undoubtedly one of if not the electronic label of 2009 - their new 12 showcases the electro-acoustic dubstep of Washington DC's Burnkane, who used to produce drum & bass as Beatwife. 'You Know' starts with the sawing of a treated cello, around which clattering beats and a gloopy vocal refrain tumble and thrash. The presiding air of post-Burial mournfulness takes a step towards anger on the seething 'You Will Forget', its chanted vocal and vengeful MC'ing of James J.K. Hughes characterising the track as a darkside R'n'B stepper (listen).