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Chris Kaos, Karl K and Jason Kennedy Soul on Fire

This Philly trio should be one of the big new names for 2003.… Read more »

Hive & Keaton Feat. Busdriver Death Threat

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.… Read more »

Scorn Plan B

Mick Harris is celebrated for jackhammering the apocalypse at 200 bpm on a trapkit for grindcore avatars Napalm Death. In his incarnation as Scorn, he settles down to watch the nuclear winter set in.… Read more »

The Militia Music for the Masses EP

This four-man collective-featuring the talents of Stakka, Friction, Skinny and K Tee-continues on in the rolling sci-fi vein these producers love so well.… Read more »

Pieter K Rapport

Pieter K's already displayed his talent at complex drumwork, but he dabbles further into melody on "Rapport"-experimental, deep headphone business with a melancholic feel.… Read more »

Dillinja Live or Die

The flipside's "South Manz," with its "bassline roller to shake the venue" sample and scary, high-pitched melody, is my favorite here, as Dillinja delivers a more rolled-out track that's still heavy on the bass & drum.… Read more »

Books On Tape Throw Down Your Laptops

Mixing guitar chords with shuffling breakbeats of various tempos in spy-chase like sequences, Books on Tape proclaims its stance as "beatpunk," and features members of indie bands Bright Eyes and Slow Coach guesting with main man Todd Books.… Read more »

Juju The Barrio Funk EP

Taking it up a notch for the label's tenth release, Juju drops a monstrous double-pack that captures his vision perfectly. From the steady-pumping "Vampiros" to the Fabio-inspired "Far Away," Juju touches on all corners of his sound.… Read more »

Tech Itch Destiny

Your man Mark Caro brings on the sixth installment for his Tech Itch sister label, and it's a big, bad one. The title track comprises a dark, well-produced, sci-fi roller with broad bass, scritchy keys and a good amount of acid bleep.… Read more »

Various Artists Mickey Finn: The Takeover Bid II

Londoner and Urban Takeover maven Mickey Finn flings us warped samples at hyperspeed on his latest drum & bass mix of frenetic wildlife at night.… Read more »

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