Review: Switching a lighter raising ballad with the energy and gusto of a sugar-high kid at Christmas, Delta Heavy's "White Flag VIP" has been anticipated since Andy C started teasing it around his Alexandra Palace show. Already loaded with feels, the new double time drums add even more emotion and euphoria. Flip for an out-and-out electrical fire as they team up with Metrik for a balls-out, peak time slap session. Excruciatingly good.
Review: Skubi steps into the limelight with his debut release for Modern Ruin, an imprint reserved strictly for the finest in footwork killers. "Brain Music" is basically a modern hip-hop lick with cavernous low-ends and that familiar juke vocal stutter. The same goes for "Wet", a relatively darker, dreamier sort of affair. Remixes comes from none other than Slick Shoota and House Of Black Lanterns, the former opting for a jungle swing while the latter twists and funks that juke into an even nuttier bundle of drums and percussion. Large.
Review: Playaz sees the release of the massive "Busted" by DJ Hazard. Both tracks on this release have been nothing short of abused for the last three months. There isn't a DJ who wouldn't give up their Grandma to get hold of them. "Busted" was actually the biggest tune of Miami (WMC), overshadowing all of the house that the entire festival is based upon in the first place. This is, to put it plainly, stratospheric. Do not allow yourself to miss out.
How You Gonna Feel (feat Steve Spacek - Pangaea remix)
Change (A Made Up Sound remix)
Belleview (dBridge Belle Reviewed remix)
Be True (Burial remix)
Strictly (Kassem Mosse Needs To Feel edit)
Spectacle (Two Armadillos 'Rhythm Of Life' remix)
Emily's Smile (Sigha 'She's Still Smiling' remix)
Satellite Type 2 (Marcel Dettmann remix 1)
Satellite Song (Underground Resistance remix)
Review: Oxford Dictionary have just confirmed that the new definition of heavyweight is simply a photo of this ridiculously impressive Commix remix album. Both Metalheadz and the Cambridge duo deserve a golf clap for selecting the cream of the techno and dubstep crop to rework tracks from their seminal album Call To Mind. Burial's remix finally sees release after two years of lurking in the Metalheadz archives, but the droning atmospherics of his rework is more than matched here. Kassem Mosse drops a heavy techno throb atop the oscilatting rhythmic stutter of "Strictly" whilst Steve Spacek's voice is married to abrasive half step syncopation that punches through the mid frequency bass of Pangaea's remix of "How You Gonna Feel". Dave Huisman delivers another superlative turn as A Made Up Sound transforming "Change" into a mind bending industrial techno/dubstep cross pollination. Underground Resistance equal this in the impressive stakes with a remix of "Satellite Song" that ripples with futuristic menace. Essential!
Review: Brilliant new single from Dubstep trio Magnetic Man & the follow up to Top 10 hit "I Need Air". This trk features Katy B on vocals, with a Benga mix & album version on this 12" vinyl format. Strong radio support, with R1 'B list, Zane Lowes "Record Of Week", Annie Mac feature, Absolute, Galaxy, XFM playlists + ILR spot plays. Press ads, features, interviews & reviews across NME, Q, Mojo, Uncut, Clash. Upcoming live UK dates.