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Review: Breakin Barriers Play Some Jazz

Label: Public Demand

A new flavor of garage from the camp called Basement-breakbeat flavor for the beats, with a very hooky jazzy sax all the way through the tune. Consider this one bumpin' and for the connoisseurs. Read more » 

Review: Corporation of London Funky Shit

Label: Locked On

The title says it all: this one is blowin' up on the underground at the moment. Again, breakbeat flavor with snippets of funky shit runnin' through the tune, simple beats and a very heavy bassline makes this a poisonous tune. Read more » 

Review: Hive & Keaton Feat. Busdriver Death Threat

Label: Violence

L.A.'s own Busdriver convincingly steals this one right out from under this tight team-up. With a style that is definitely all his own, Bus provides the perfect lyrical complement to the equally ill beats bumping and grooving underneath. A superb release sure to work the crowd into a frenzy. Read more » 

Review: Beat Assassins Dilute

Label: white

If you like your breakbeat garage like I do, then you'll love this one. Crisp 2-step beats with heavy b-line from start to finish. It's just noise all the way through. Mad and grimy and very catchy-love it. Read more » 

Review: Friction Lightspeed

Label: CIA

Scene leader DJ Friction brings a tune that wastes no time in getting down to business with a huge, chest-thumping b-line after an intro of rugged drums and spooky atmospherics. Also look for releases on Friction and Skinny's new Transparent label. Read more » 

Review: Skynet Logan's Run

Label: Skynet Recordings

Scheduled as the second release for Skynet's new imprint, this tune finds the man on a roll. This one intros with a haunting bleep melody before dropping into an ass-moving tech bassline with some nice cymbal work. A very tidy roller for those that like their funk from the future. Read more » 

Review: Chris Leibing Weather EP

Label: Clau

Vigorously taunting and aggressively hypnotic, this percussive workout expresses the power of well-modulated filter envelope generators. Leibing teaches an advanced lesson in subtractive synthesis as precise, sweltering analog drums drive you deeper within. Read more » 

Review: Jacek Sienkiewicz Narrative

Label: Recognition

Warsaw tech vet Sienkiewicz beautifully balances the esoteric, minimalist sound-design angle with an ear for what will bang on the floor, as shown by these four tight tracks on his label. Kid's got no problem adding sharp claps or party-ish chords to his skeletal framework-lucky for us. Read more » 

Review: Greg Gow Progressions EP

Label: Restructured

On this label's seventh title, head honcho Gow teams with fellow Canadian Mateo Murphy. The 'verbed-out lead synth increasingly ascends upward for an effective 4AM delight. Fans of Jeff Mills take note as this Tresor affiliate unlocks a heavily effected modern adventure. Read more » 

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