DJ Diamond, “Flight Muzik”
Reviewed by Paul Simpson Source: (Foxydigitalis)
Continuing its quest to bring juke/footwork music to the masses, Planet Mu releases this excellent full-length from DJ Diamond, who previously appeared on last year’s Bangs & Works Vol. 1 compilation. While the average footwork track is still around the 2-3 minute mark, this album opens up with a remix of “Rep Yo Clique” (which appears later in the album), stretching it over 5 minutes and chopping its vocal sample into a rapid phasing pattern. While the tracks on this album stay around 160 BPM, and there is plenty of rapid beat shuffling, it seems a bit more smoothed out and less frenetic than other music of this genre. Not quite as lo-fi, and a bit more refined. There’s a lot less obvious sample thievery, apart from the Santigold sample that you would expect in the track “Go Hard”. Still, there’s plenty to wrap your head around here; tracks like “Horns” and “Digimon” and “Burn Dat Boy” have as much pounding bass and inventive, intricate beat structures as anything else we’ve heard so far.
- Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen
- FaltyDL - Endeavour
- Ikonika - Dckhdbtch
- FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
- DJ Nate - Hatas Our Motivation
- Oriol - Night And Day
- Vex'd - Cloud Seed
- Terror Danjah - Power Grid E.P.
- Oriol - Coconut Coast
- Ital Tek - Moment In Blue E.P.
- Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P.) - E10 Riddim
- Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes
- The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer
- Starkey - Stars (feat. Anneka)
- Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated E.P.
- Venetian Snares - Horsey Noises
- FaltyDL - Love Is A Liability
- Luke Vibert - We Hear You
- Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
- Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
- Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4
- Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)
- Burnkane - You Know
- Subeena Ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith - Solidify