Review: Last year, Dream Eater Records offered up a "versus" release boasting weighty and intoxicating cuts from both Kromestar and Ironsoul. It was something of a success, so they've decided to repeat the exercise. Kromestar handles side A, wrapping fuzzy, grime style beats and pulverizing bass in fluttering flutes, heady synth strings and dreamy chords. Ironsoul takes a totally different approach on flipside cut "Temper", an off-kilter chunk of wonky dubstep/grime fusion full of buzzing, echoing riffs, mind-altering electronics and sub-bass pressure. It's rhythmically curious, but that's undoubtedly part of the track's seductive late-night allure.
Review: Back in the early years of grime, Mega Mos Wanted (or Mos Wanted as he was more regularly known) was an in-demand beat-maker whose rhythm tracks underpinned the songs of Wiley and Dizzee Rascal. As this rare solo outing on Dream Eater proves, he's still capable of serving up killer beats. These are a little more heavily electronic and colourful than some of his works, but the beats and basslines remain tough and punchy. We're particularly enjoying the rolling electronic sleaze that is "Blip Works" and the fizzing, polyrhythmic brilliance of "UK Drama (Remix)", but the whole EP is impressively strong.