Review: Holding Hands are back with another crucial summer VA EP and it's another hearty selection. Breaka's "Loose Subs" takes the lead on a bubbling 160 flex with a vibe that's not dissimilar to Zinc back in his golden days. Guava drops the tempo for an acidic two-step piece while Lrds' "Quanda" is an ice cold electro joint with more shuffle than a poker house. Last but not least Dawn Razor shuts down the EP on a deliciously stripped back breaky tip that blossoms with a new element on every 32. Slam Jam thank you ma'am.
Review: Showtime ladies and gentlemen, Desert Sound Colony's Holding Hands reaches the big one-oh with Gallegos and Baby Rollen and the results are every bit as sweaty and heavy as you'd hoped they'd be. Gallegos kicks off solo with the acid stampede "Blue Mountain" before Baby comes on board with "Underwater". Strutting breaks with just the right levels of dubby synths and elastic acid; this could easily be a 1999 jam. Flip to the B for some even hairier escapades as "B45" digs even deeper into breakbeat culture with a stripped back b-boy feel and velveteen rave pads before Gallegos finishes the EP with the stunning piano-tickled curveball "SHOULDACOULDAWOULDA". Rave on!