Weatherall flips brother Noel’s latest single with the High Flying Birds into a tense, building and hypnotix fix for the death disco.
Ill-advised trance-breaks with dated dubstep-style wobble bass and "funky" synth licks from the Spanish producer. There's some nice production here, but a worrying detachment from current sounds.
With their hands at the grindstone June Miller have been quietly preparing to invade our headspace with an electric array of sonic weaponry, starting with this album herald ‘Ups and Downs’. Opening the EP is the title track which begins with a sentimental female vocal before switching into a steppy, unassuming little stomper. Decorated with white noise, glitches droplets and echoes, this track falls between the realms of beauty and beast.
London-based producer Jason Laidback is best known as one half of funky breakbeat heroes Slyde. Here he takes a fresh look at the broken beat template and delivers a killer blast of washed-out synthwork, perfectly sculpted low-end and spiky percussive cool, all topped off with a wicked little Erykah Badu sample. This is the second release on Laidback's new Nightprowl label, and on this evidence we could be looking at a spawning ground for upfront, forward-thinking breakbeats to rival the Stanton Warriors' reborn Punks imprint.