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: 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.
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: Bart van Dijk and Mark McCann have clearly learnt a thing or two since they first joined forces under the June Miller alias in 2007. There's a confident swagger about their long-promised debut album, Robots & Romans. They're at a point in their career when they can do whatever they like and, for the most part, pull it off. This freedom allows them to flit effortlessly between different D&B strands, from the punishing, tech-tinged madness of the opening exchanges, to the soulful bagginess of "We Are Not Human", via the wobble-step insanity of "Saus" and the electro-influenced Virus Synidcate hook-up "Stormtrooper". There's even some impeccable liquid deepness in the shape of "Further Seems Forever".