Jehst previews his bound-to-be-stunning remix album with this simply astonishing slab of aggravation courtesy of Zygote and the ever-dependable Boot crew. Heavy-as-fuck beats, mentalist doom in the backdrop, lyrics as harsh and hellacious and utterly compelling as anything J has ever spat. THIS is the sound of the UK in 2014 and don't let anyone tell you any different. From the other side of the tracks, from where we all live, a track massive mighty and menacing enough to righteously destroy any other music that'd dare to step in its path. Superb, staggering brilliance from everyone involved. Perversely, makes you proud to be British even as it rips the place apart.
Like a satisfying soup on an icy winter's day, this is a drop of heart-warming liquid that will surely thaw even lovers of the darkest, coldest drum & bass. Calming, sweet and emotional vocals stitch the track together with gently plucked strings providing the core melody. Crashing cymbals and a graceful drum pattern implement the percussion. Both Mediks and Hybrid Minds are turning the heads of the scene's most influential tastemakers, so this is not an EP to be missed.
Spatial Awareness follows his own recent debut single with another classy remix outing, this time bringing a bubbling acid feel to his stripped back legacy beats.
Nottingham resident Timbah’s newest EP ‘Flow Poke’ is a little bit naïve, but it’s that very wide-eyed experimentalism that marks him out as one to watch. There’s a lot going on across the tracks, with Timbah attacking numerous abrasive beat styles with vigour, but Murlo’s remix feels like it’s a country mile ahead of the original material, with the London producer’s unique command of rhythmic switch-ups and melody proving to be consistently impressive.