Random Movement supplies us with his promo picks as he digs through his inbox and shares his top choices for week 16.
So I managed to talk the folks here at DNBVault to give me a soapbox to shout about awesome music to all of you. The tunes I’m going to be sharing with you are a snapshot of my favorite tunes I’ve received on promo for that week. The music I’ve selected here will be released within the month, if the songs haven’t been released already. (Hint: google it!) Chances are if I’m writing about a tune in this section, its because it deserves to be spoken about. You aren’t going to read a whole lot of bad reviews here. I don’t like to write about stuff that doesn’t interest me, so if a track is mentioned here, its because I like it and plan on playing it out regularly. To hell with the rating systems too… You’ll know if its a 10 out of 10 or not when you give the tunes a listen.
Various Artists – Remix EP Part II – Directors Cut
The Directors Cut label has been putting out some solid heavy tunes that are full of hard and beefy subs, and with the second installment of the “Remix EP” I was hyped to see what Ash A-Tack had in store for us. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. This album is rough and tough, not for the skinny kids in phys ed. Jaybee’s remix of Philbee’s “Bypass” is just about as rugged and raw as it gets, like a bulls giant nuts dragging thru the dirt. The Philbee remix of “In Trouble” also gets high marks from me for having that bass sounding like a mad scientist experiment gone wrong. “Further (Section Remix)” takes us further down the spiral with dark jungle vibes I haven’t felt since the 90s.
Various Artists – Fast Soul Music – Hospital
Holy. Shit. So many tunes. I think I count 45. The title is a throw-back to London Electricity’s “Fast Soul Music”, arguably one of their best pieces of work to-date, from my perspective. This release lives up to the title with a great collection of a whole bunch of classics mixed in with (what appears to be) a few new bits from the Hospital Records family (I could be wrong tho; I’m not that familiar with some of hospitals back catalog for certain years of publication). I am seriously impressed with this line-up: Logistics, Nu:Tone, Sinistarr, Technimatic, S.P.Y, Tokyo Prose, Makoto, Stray, good god man when do I stop? Thank you for putting High Contrast’s “Lovesick” on this compilation. There is something for everyone on this release. Check it out.
Heist/Critycal Dub – Roadblock / 90% Rusk – Philly Blunt
Wow these tunes are movers. Another pair of killers that have escaped from the Philly Blunt prison of bass, and they’re out again tonight, so move your car off the road and lock your doors. Heist’s “90% Rusk” is a thick mid-bass mover that’ll roll over your station wagon like Shaq stepping on a hot pocket. Critycal Dub brings it with “Roadblock”, a big boomer with a really odd bass sound that I swear he sampled from Festers Quest for the Nintendo. These tunes make me want to drink and throw things.