Reviewed by Luca Maini (igloomag.com)
Don't bother about genres. Don't call it grime, 8-bar or dubstep. All you need is a few oldskool terms: breaks, bass and industrial. I was expecting only dancefloor material here, but the first half of Degenerate is more like Scorn doing broken beat. Which is just what the world needed: a mixture of tight drum programming, squeezed basslines and pitch black backgrounds. The first track "Pop Pop VIP" is quite danceable, less than the original though, but from
Reviewed by DG, othermusic, Aug 05 (othermusic.com)
I don't know much about the two guys behind the Vex'd. A friend, who recently got back from a trip to London, suggested that I look out for their debut album on Planet Mu. I did, and now I can't stop listening. Degenerate is a limited two-CD collection of new material (Disc-1) and old singles (Disc-2) by this duo. It's the freshest thing that I've heard come out of the
Reviewed by Barcodezine (barcodezine.com)
London based duo Jamie Teasdale and Roly Porter provide something uncompromising on Degenerate; digitalised dark electronic music, with industrial rhythms and a fetid attitide. Having emerged from the Jungle scene, these chaps decided to take hardcore to a new level, belting out bone crunching instrumentals, with big bad bass riffs and cyber-electro keyboard spurts.
Their roots are evident on the dawning Pop Pop V.I.P., which is merely the calm before the
Reviewed by AG, Blowback (Blowback, Aug. 05)
Uncomproisingly smashing the boundaries of genre definitions, Vex'd is mash up jungle-garage-hardcore-dub to the max. If played on a large soundsystem (with the volume up to 13) you're likely to implode or at least, never see colours again. Enjoyed at a slightly lower volume, you'll no doubt rave until your legs fall off. In places it is like a dark horror - only noticeable under the deep smooth bass and tweaked-to-the-max glitches. Do not listen to it alone on
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