GND really is a mark of quality as its output is so consistently good. 'Omega' and 'Fairlite' make up a double A-side from Sharooz and that's only fair, as both are equally impressive. The first track hits a dark and deep vein without falling into the trap of becoming too self-important, whilst the second takes things in a more discordant and disconcerting direction, all the time keeping a solid throb going throughout.
"Detroit Grand Pubahs have made the first disco acid! I mean, when you hear the acid line, you think Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder."
Delighted to see the return of the Tactical Thinking crew to the fray: their 'Too Broke To Go Solo' LP was one of the great lost UK rap classics of the past five years (see also Sir Smurf Lil) and if this is any indication of what we can expect from the soon-come 'Your Mum's Favourite Rapper' LP I've got my lobster bib and drool cup in place already. Stupendously aggravational rhyming from Deadline, and production from PC that sounds like the slo-mo section from a particularly brutal d&b track denied the ability to speed up, kept as this hard-as-fuck heartbeat-paced slam. Superb.
Silent Witness returns to the Dispatch camp for Ballistix, released as part of the album sampler for the highly anticipated 'Transit 2'. The intro brings us glimmers of cool astral synths and smooth vocals which are sparsely flecked throughout the mix. Low end rumbles below make the main body of the track a long with the fast paced drum pattern and crisp snare. This track encompasses influences from many areas of drum and bass and moulds them into one pristine piece.