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Quantic Off the Beaten Track (Carmel Rmx)

Label: Tru Thoughts

Holy doody!! The main man that has remixed too many gets some of his own treatment. Forget about giving up cigarettes, this will make you start (again), period. Carmel from Budapest keeps you guessing with his hard beats and cut-up samples. Literally a floor-filler...watch them. Read more » 

Bakura Reach the Sky

Label: Especial

Three years on, broken beat is an established genre with club nights around the world relying on a supply of singles, like this sublime new Domu collaboration with Robert Marin. Bakura's tracks create tension by stripping down the mix: only the necessary computerized bass, vintage synths and twitchy beats fill in these galactic samba bogles. Well forward. Read more » 

Benga & Skream The Judgement

Label: Big Apple Records

This Croydon teenage duo justifies the underground hype about their warped basslines, as they unleash a growling, stuttering monster that laces an Omen-style choir over some conga-pounding tech-garage tribalism. Guilty as charged! Read more » 

Contax Hitlist

Label: Nerve Breaks

Hip-hop accents galore-electro cowbells and keyboard chords, hardcore vocal lines, etc.-enhance the big bassline and varied rhythms of this one, which gets a sleeker, darker remix by Paul Reset. A big, bad jam from this Glasgow label. Read more » 

Benny B Presents The Biz Satisfaction

Label: Energy Production

F*ck me, probably the strongest house/acid thing I've heard in years, with more filters than you can shake a stick at. The Mac vocal might put this in that pseudo Francophile/electro/jazz stream, but even the hardest hip-hop heads will be climbing the walls by the end. Read more » 

Tok Tok Vs Soffyo Day of Mine (Starecase Rmx)

Label: Eastwest

These boys program drums like surgeons perform operations-so precise and clinical. Add plenty of funk, nice vocals and the trademark Starecase atmospherics, and you've a great breaks track for the summer. The best Starecase work so far. Class. Read more » 

Tinfed Dangergirl Remixes

Label: Volta Vinyl

Indie rock and punk meets drum & bass on the second release from upstarts Volta Vinyl. Pieter K turns in an esoteric, carefully constructed, Photek-esque workout, while Sacramento's Fruitbat presents a futuristic, low-key techno ride. Echo turns out the real dancefloor flavor here, whipping through an airy, trancey number underpinned by a serious bassline. Quality flavors! Read more » 

Blim & Rennie Pilgrim Feat. MC Chickaboo 2 Freaks

Label: TCR

Big electro synths + even bigger drums + the excellent MC Chikaboo = breakbeat anthem. Very funky and incredibly catchy. Would work just as well on the radio as it would on the dancefloor. This could be massive. Read more » 

Killer Mike Scared Straight

Label: Aquameni-Columbia

His lyrics tell a story that you can really feel and understand. Combine that with a hilarious hook and smooth it out over some Southern/West Coast-style beats, and you have the recipe for a bangin' joint. Read more » 

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