Featuring K-Hunt on a strong vocal performance "Reflections" is the debut from M.U.I.R. on his own label. It's a latenighter rather than a party starter but nice and atmospheric.
Downtempo, sample-based cinematica from one time Tru Thoughts signing Silver Man, who offers up a taster from his forthcoming album ‘Thieves and Millionaires’.
Hardcore legend Lennie De Ice and Kool FM's Madd-Inc come together with a couple of vintage ragga chatterers - Papa Levi and Daddy Colonel - for a dubwise juddering growly bashy original that contains all the elements to make it ripe for some Sub Slayers mainstays to overhaul. Liondub turns it 175bpm jump-up jungle, while King Yoof takes it into the realms of 140bpm future jungle with his trademark steely beats and reggae stylings. Leading d&b figure DJ Rap, no less, turns in a slightly out-of-sorts electro-dubstep revamp, and Madd-Inc himself ruffs it up into deebee too. Killah!
In the strange world of the Hague's Bunker, it's always hard to separate truth from fiction. In this instance let's assume that the late US producer Ellis de Havilland did actually exist and that he made the lo-fi, murky grooves that inhabit 'Cheapness'. Sounding like they were recorded in the basement of a crack house on Chicago's south side, each track verges on the puerile, but de Havilland manages to infuse his grimy acid adventures with just enough Steve Poindexter-style funk to make them palatable.