I’ve never seen or heard two gigantic alien robots having a fight but I imagine if it did ever happen it would sound quite similar to this tune. A noisy, dark and dirty jump-up piece full of bleeps, crashes and old-fashioned film samples — well worthy of its Playaz stamp. Doesn't quite live up to the expectation Tyke created for himself with ‘Buzzards’, but definitely has the floor going off.
German producer Simon Hinter turns out a blinder for Tenth Circle. 'Regenmacher' is an atmospheric builder, while 'The Cop' and 'Adhs' recall early years Bob Sinclar. Marvellous.
Keith Tenniswood digs in the harddrive crates for this EP that marks a series of forthcoming releases that focus (as the name suggests) on his trademark bassy dub sound. There’s the more contemporary contained within; however if you want something that doffs its cap squarely at the '70s originators then head for the rolling bad ass bassline of ‘Ram’. Easy now!
Bigroom EDM dares to be a little different here as Dutchman Dyro unleashes a storm of electro noise over the top of some funky mic work from Dynamite MC, and a rhythmic bottom end that never settles into a predictable groove, resulting in a rolling sense of tension that doesn’t let up. Hopefully the kind of brash experimentation we’ll be hearing at the main stages in the coming year.