Jay Cunning's ever-reliable Sub Slayers imprint drops a sun-kissed blast of dubbed-out, percussive breakbeat reggae from Rhythm Riders, a supergroup featuring Tony Gad & Drummie Zeb of UK dub icons Aswad, Danny Briottet of electronic pioneers Renegade Soundwave and Tim Bran of Dreadzone. For their second single the crew team up with vocallist Brother Culture for a rootsy clarion call to the masses. On remix duties, Londoner King Yoof shows there's life yet in the future jungle sound with a reworking of pure fyah, while Renegade Soundwave turn in a driving, drum-led, acid and fx-tinged breaks version.
Hypnagogic pop/disco number from Moon Boots, glowing with iridescent synth touches and a sweet vocal touch from Kyiki. Features remixes from HNNY and Marlon Hoffstad.
With the grandeur and deepness of classic progressive once again inspiring underground house producers, the European summer was gifted a few more of those ‘epic’ dancefloor moments; and this certainly dished out the damage at some of the latter parties. While Caribou’s original was anthemic enough in its own cerebral way, this rework from Tale of Us & Mano Le Tough is built from the ground up for maximum euphoria. That simple vocal refrain connects as much as a seminal house vocal, and its thick synth melodies fuse beautifully with the richer, deeper elements. The most definitive slice of ‘nu-prog’ we’ve heard since ‘Gotham’ last summer.
EL-P and Killer Mike rolling out a 'fucking brutal' preview from their soon-come second installment of RTJ — crucial thing you should know is that this music should be played loud. Hella loud, in order to have its desired effects. And if the DJ won't turn it up, leave. If it's not unhinging your fillings it's not working.