• Exile - Pro Agonist

    Reviewed by Alastair Lee (www.bbc.co.uk/dna/collective)

    <b> Exile </b> - Pro Agonist

    Virtuoso hardcore.
    If you’re the kind of listener who likes to push your stereo to the limits, not to mention the patience of the neighbours, then you’ve struck gold with Exile. This sort of thing makes non-believers shake their heads in disbelief whilst muttering about “the kids of today”. Tearing 160bpm breaks, sliced to ribbons and spat in your face with distorted synth bass and menacing undercurrents. It’s feisty alright, but it’s
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  • Exile - Pro Agonist

    Reviewed by Maurizio Pustianaz (www.chaindlk.com)

    <b> Exile </b> - Pro Agonist

    Exile's first album sum the work of the last years of Tim Shaw: dj and producer coming from England. He worked with John B and MC Temper and he recorded tons of records for Moving Shadow, Beta, Renegade Hardware, Mosquito and Planet-Mu. His first CD PRO AGONIST gathers twelve tracks of inspired hc jungle sounds/rhythms which tend to surprise the listener with new solutions (choirs, melodic lines, classical music excerpts, etc). Two tracks are selected
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  • Exile - Pro Agonist

    Reviewed by Adam Anonymous (Plan B, Oct/Nov 05)

    <b> Exile </b> - Pro Agonist

    On his record label's message board, Tim 'Exile' Shaw declared he'd never release another record, due to (misread) opening sales figures of 'Pro Agonist'. And it would've been a genuine loss. Hailing from the home of mash-up, Brighton, along with Shitmat, Chevron, and the irrepressible DJ Scotch Egg, Exile is more concerned with dark drum 'n' bass dancefloor action, somehow straddling the middle ground between ear-violating Valve punch and wobbly
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  • Exile - Pro Agonist

    Reviewed by Adam Anonymous (Undercover, Sept. 05)

    <b> Exile </b> - Pro Agonist

    It creeps up on you sneakily, like a velvet-clad mugger, until - BAM! - Pro Agonist infiltrates ear canals at tornado force. Exile, or Tim Shaw as the postman knows him, is a rare breed. Few straight drum&bass heads have the intelligence to construct anything beyond club movers, beats that sound fantastic over near-illegal PA stacks, yet are redundant for home listening. Fewer still experimental folks understand they won't be sat in their dimly lit
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