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Posted on 20th March 2015 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,dnb,dub/wise,electronica,music,rascal recommended,release promo - Tags: , ,

…time to share some more bangers >>>

NEW YORK TRANSIT AUTHORITY - Brooklyn Underground (Front Cover)
LOB 010D
4 March, 2015


Review:
Velvet tech from one of the most respected and saluted Lobster Boys on the block, NYTA lets rip with four shades of gully grey… “Brooklyn Underground” is a body popping homage with the formative electro sounds while “Dinner & Corsica” takes us right back to the acid-house warehouse-melting source. Dig deeper for a hip-teasing percussive house number “Make It Happen” and deeper again for the stunning two-step soul smoulderer “Watching” that sits somewhere between Burial and MJ Cole. Breath-taking.
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BOK BOK - Southside (remixes) (Front Cover)

Review:
After the success of the original Southside EP last year, Bok Bok has called upon his mates to rework some of the lead cuts with results that stretch across the board. Sir Spyro has some filthy bass at the forefront of his playful reworking of “Silo Pass”, while the horns get teased in the appropriate places to great effect. Vjuan Allure instead focuses on dry beats working around a UK Funky template, with only scattered effects left to fill in the gaps. Bok Bok’s own remix of “Charisma Theme” piles the tension on high with dread strings and a snappy dispersal of percussion. L-Vis 1990 gets jacking with his take on “Reminder”, leaving it to Helix to delve into a funky techno rut to conquer “Look”

 

 

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SERUM - Tokyo (Front Cover)
LDDR 041
13 March, 2015
Review:
Name a label who hasn’t succeumbed to Serum’s charms. You can’t, can you? Infecting the world with a special blend of charged-up basslines and hardline percussion, he manages to hit the perfect mid-way point between old fashioned skanking and on-point production values. Careful not to overcook the method, he leaves enough rough with the smooth to give off that uniquely raw dancefloor-ready sound. Each track on this EP jabs and ducks ready for a fight but its “Death Wish” that really steals the show with its dark ‘n’ filthy bass and creeped-out B-movie atmos. Get ready to get freaky


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MUNGOS HI FI - Serious Time Remixes Volume 2 (Front Cover)
SCOBNET 002
13 March, 2015
Review:
Glasgow crew Mungos get the all-direction remix treatment for the second version compendium of the year. All flavours of dancehall and soundsystem material covered as the likes of FleCK, Chopstick, Run Tingz Cru and the mighty Vadim stick their sonic oar in and get busy. Highlights include the crystalline skank shimmers of Aquarius’s take on “Jah Say Love”, the militant snare rolls and punching kicks of Vadim’s take on “Thousand Style”. Those thirsty for jungle juice should jump on Chopstick’s rattling ragga slammer “Nice It Up” and Run Tingz Cru’s cheeky, burping bass jump up jam. Get serious.


 

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WAR MACHINE - Limitless (Front Cover)
KILLAZLP 002
16 March, 2015
Review:
Billed as a new breed of genre-bending producer, War Machine has taken to deep, intricate production like it was built into his DNA. Picked up recently by Med School for his very different stylistic approach and now being given the platform to release his full length LP on Serial Killaz, he’s breaking new ground in a scene that’s rapidly outgrowing its old expectations. Exciting, fresh and above all deadly, it’s a culmination of a lifetime of hard work, gathered influences and a calm consideration of how to perfectly execute a good bassline. Check last track “Dem Bars” for some on point vocals too from new voice Talabun. Time to get excited about drum and bass again.


 

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get em in ya!

‘little rascal’