According to the label, KosMos Gets Harder was designed to showcase the "darker sides of artists you thought you knew". This being KosMos Music, it's nowhere near as clandestine and apocalyptic as some darker D&B, with much of the material - particularly Barbitura's "Riddim Gangsters" and NClear's scratch-happy "The Bass, The Amen & The Scratch" - paying tribute to the punishing breakbeats and rave-era giddiness of classic jungle. Highlights come thick and fast, from the blistering beats and wobble bass of Future Engineers' "Dark Matter", and Knot's bleep-heavy "Wrong Move", to the electro-tinged aggression of Melotronics' "Ghetto Agent" and clandestine creepiness of "Hesitate" by Distant Future.
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