Review: One of many key releases scheduled on Bukem's recently reactivated Good Looking imprint, "Atlantis" is an absolute classic that helped shape drum & bass jungle 20 years ago. Here we find it under the knives of the ever-reliable Brazilian badboys Marky and S.P.Y. The result is a slamming update that oozes timeless class but rattles with contemporary production power. Need a history lesson? Flip for the original in all its lush languishing jazzy glory.
Review: Fresh from 1993, Bukem's tubular roller hasn't lost an iota of its charm in its 20 years. The swishing drums and haunted pads of the original still stir the soul with pensive persuasion, reminding us how futuristic drum & bass sounded when it first emerged. Technicolour (now one half of Technimatic) serves up a buoyant rendition that pays respect to the original while making it relevant to today's floors. Originally circulated last summer, if you didn't get a sniff of it back then now is most certainly the time.
Random Movement - "Alone This Way (No Need To Stay)"
Review: One of two 12"s released on Good Looking this week, here we find Austria's king of the rollers Paul SG teaming up with Flowrian and Pulsaar for a slab of contemporary jungle. With plundering sub drops, superb attention to detail on the amens and sweeping dubbed out horn blasts, "Corrupt Level" is ultimately timeless, ensuring repeat plays in all D&B scenarios. Random Movement's "Alone This Way" is equally versatile; jumping and jiving with a cymbal-heavy riddim and a cool, nagging jazz chord trick, there's no dancefloor this could fail to brighten.
Review: A truly international package from Good Looking; this double-A features two very promising talents from Holland (Vandera) and the US (Dave Owen). The former tips his hat to GLO's most formative releases, all rolling, spacey and deep. The latter, meanwhile, goes for a much jazzier, loopier vibe. If you've been feeling the likes of Pennygiles or Level 2 then you'll be all over this. A perfect summer release.