A new vinyl release in this legendary cut 'n' paste happy hardcore series from DJ Slipmatt. Over 20 years from the first, and sounding as fresh as ever.
Germany's Marten Hørger drops a bruising slice of roughhouse carnival bass music, this one heading straight for the dancefloor with booming kicks, techy percussion, searing, glitched-out fx and that tribal 'Baduka' war cry. On the flip, Beatslappaz remix Hørger's previous Punks release 'Oh Girl', plumping for a slightly-too-trappy 808 bass reworking that also finds time for a rather incongruous funky sampled break interlude.
From the get go, Don Froth’s latest drop for WNCL makes you smile — and how! Using his spoken word sample to prepare you for a feast of differing approaches and styles, Froth’s command is what proves exceptional, especially when making a rolling feature of his clipped, delayed kick drum in the middle of ‘Body X JD’, or rolling out the infectious conga line on ‘Live Notes’. There may be a lot to digest here, but it’s so worth it.
'90s dub-disco/house gem (that originally saw a limited release on Billy Nasty’s Zoom Records) gets a reissue via the Optimo boys who’ve, over the years, marked these two tracks as firm favourites at their Optimo nights in the Sub Club, Glasgow. Reel Houze was the production pseudonym of DJs Rob Mello and Dominic ‘DJ D’ Dawson, who employed the percussion skills of DJ Harvey (on a toilet seat, so goes the legend) for ‘The Chance’ — a deliriously cosmic, dub-disco jam based around Dinosaur L’s ‘Go Bang’. Backed with the wild mixing tool ‘No Difference’ (originally released at a similar time), this nostalgic trip takes you far beyond the outer limits…