These Jersey boys sure have been quiet for a couple of years, but return here with a rolling minimalistic steppa that calls on legendary rapper Cheshire Cat (Leftfield) to deliver some on-point irie conscious rhymes. The stripped-down nature of the original is quite a surprise, but the remixes up the ante in various ways. Sub Slayers mainstay Toronto Is Broken turns it freewheelin’ drum & bass, while Gella excels with a burbling bashy bagatelle drumstep piece. Jinx In Dub starts in dub before building it into a raw polyrhythmic junglist slab, and Atomic Drop turn it anthemic dubstep.
Few artists have such an explosive effect on the scene so quickly, but since signing to the mighty Ram little over a year ago, Anglo/Dutch outfit June Miller have gained complete recognition, bringing us to the second offering from the label in this month's reviews. This stunning vocal track has thundered in the sets of boss Andy C since the summer, and is finally out for release. Big bass, monstrous drops and perfect production.
Heralds of the modern disco scene come out of a quiet period with a remix package from duo, Blamma! Blamma! - inviting the likes of Andy Cato, Psychemagik, Kiani vs Red D and Eelke Kleijn to do their bidding. Groove Armada's Andy Cato serves up a Balearic ace alongside a slow electro manoeuvre from the Psychmagik boys. Two rousing deep house remixes from Kiani vs Red D and Eelke Kleijn round off this tidy return.
A result of a collaboration between Brit Lewis Bergen and North American electronic producer Taperecorder, the tracks came about by the now-common international file sharing creative process. 'Hoi Polloi' comes in two flavours, the first Lewis' own version and being a really nice atmospheric outing that balances ambient noises with a hefty 'oomph' really well. The other tracks point to a good working relationship between the pair and are definitely worth checking out.