Laurent Christian Georges Véronnez’s first crack of the Green Martian whip in the better part of a decade. The tone and vibe of the 'Original', Splattered Implant & Alan Riddick versions are very Goa, with plenty of chunky percussion and acidic squall. It’s Gary Delaney’s excitingly arranged, polished, assiduously FX’d trance-progger that has the pulse-rate running quickest, though.
This sampler for V.I.M. Records' 'V.I.M.BREAKS250' compilation, celebrating a hugely impressive 250 breakbeat releases on the Greek label, sets out on solid ground with the lively and inoffensive mid-naughties-style acid tech funk of Grove's 'Spawner', a heady journey into progressive Hardfloor-style 303 territory. However, for me it's the shadowy, doom-laden stealth breakbeat of Miss Mants' 'Anonim', with its minimal breakstep drum work and deep dubby groove, that stands out.
The pioneer of the freestyle movement’s latest production is a high energy, house-influenced, triplet stomper guaranteed to get any hard party rocking.
Sampling Busta and wielding snares like early Blawan can never be that bad a thing, can it really? Irish duo Effy hit out with two big slices of smudged techno, enlisting Troy Gunner and Houndscales on the remix.