Lovers of pitched-up chipmunk rave vocals will be all over this excellent cut from Northampton-based Strange Rollers' new eight-track EP. Once again borrowing heavily from the early '90s sound, the artist otherwise known as Ritchie Kellingray shows off his talent for bouncy piano lines, energetic arpeggios and fearsome 140bpm breakbeats. Elsewhere on the EP, 'Broken Glass' sounds like a darker take on early LTJ Bukem, while 'Sweet Reggae Music' is all rastaman toasting, dubwise keys and soundsystem sub.
A terribly generous five-track EP from Montreal's ASL Singles Club, courtesy of Wolfey. 'Time Constraints' and 'Habit' sound like house standards, while 'Bittersweet' channels Mr Heard.
Brixton resident, B£AMS, drops a selection of short ideas on his '£300 STERLING' beat tape, featuring 10 super-sharp, chunky blasts of heavy set hip-hop. A quick-fire brace of mean, raw shit to bump in your cherry red Vauxhall Corsa.
Hailing from Australia, Another Dark Age delivers deranged electronix from Cured Pink. ‘As Enderie Nuatal’ is the most immediate track on this release, but its alarm bell rings, skewed, hyperactive rhythm and tortured vocal accompaniment sound like Mark E Smith on angel dust jamming with Richard H Kirk. ‘Jogjakarta Runny Dog’ doesn’t make any concessions towards the dancefloor and instead offers wave upon wave of deranged noise.