Following a tone set by the likes of Fantastic Mr Fox, Lapalux and Deco Child, you know the one; where electronica meets the influences of dub and West Coast low-slung attitude, Lost Midas conjures up this glistening slice of beat pop. The Captain Supernova mix comes through with the more fluid approach, but all in all a good effort.
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.
"Re-edit of one of my all-time favourites."
Here we have two of the hypest names in the new wave of breakbeat bass on one release. Denver's Wuki delivers a searing slice of ravey ghetto-edged electro, featuring cool organ-style keys, wicked brass stabs and that repeated vocal refrain: "Don't talk shit 'til you learn to hold a mic right/Fuck what you heard about my life". But it's New Yorker Tony Quattro's killer remix that just shades it for me, sending tribal percussion, whistles, blips and trappy percussion over deep 808 bass for a heavyweight reworking that will have 'em crying into the bassbins.