Review: Having made a name for themselves creating the most evil drum & bass music the world has ever seen, in recent months Noisia have been seen DJing at house clubs, releasing singles with prominent house labels and most recently remixing for the likes of Robbie Williams! However, it wasn’t long before they decided to go back to the dark side and join forces with good friend Mayhem to come up with something more disgusting than ever. Oh, and they got KRS One to provide the vocal on "Exodus"! A truly breathtaking intro, bursting with evil foreboding, sets the scene, before Noisia and Mayhem unleash the darkness with their signature drum programming alongside futuristic, never heard before beats and breaks.
Review: The marriage of Sea’s deep beats and Robert Manos' vocal treats has landed on Horizons. Sea’s minimal funk oozes throughout 'Exodus', which matches a marching drumbeat to some heavy electro bass and twinkling keys, turning this track into one emotional affair. Vocalist Robert Manos has been a fixture in the evolution of Sea’s stripped down sound, with his lyrics coasting properly over this tune, giving the tune another layer of depth. 'Power of Love' keeps the train on course, showcasing Sea’s intricate drum work; the way the snares skitter, you'd think that he had a live drummer smacking the skins. This track builds from the initial drums to incorporate a b-line that's parts funk, parts jazz, and 100% Rollin'. Sheba has been on a roll for a decade now, and releases like this further solidify the type of producer he is; there's no nonsense or pretension with his sound. The heart is worn right on the record sleeve. The funk jumps right out of the grooves. And the result? Pure Drum & Bass, baby.