Review: Burnski has been as relentless as he has faultless in his work as Instinct. This second album in as many years is another on point garage offering that fuses just the right amount of UKG tradition with forward thinking invention. From sweet-as-chocolate vocal anthems like opener "Show Me" to more dark and twisted late night jams "Select", these are killer cuts with kinetic kicks that cannot fail to get you on your toes. Further highlights come in the form of hyper-speed jam "Twister" with reversed stabs that will melt your face, and the deep bass drills of "Hologram". Point Of View is some seriously heavy weaponry, then.
Can't Run Away From Yourself (Holloway remix) (5:27)
Can't Run Away From Yourself (Holloway dub) (5:24)
Badman (0113 remix) (5:47)
Can't Run Away From Yourself (Desert Sound Colony remix) (5:56)
Review: Burnski laid out one of his most impressive artistic statements to date late last year with the Instinct album "Still Life", where his love of UK garage reaches into intriguing and experimental realms. Now he's invited a host of artists to turn in remixes with some stunning results. Holloway is up first, delivering an essential remix and dub version of "Can't Run Away From Yourself" that rides a crafty breakstep groove and places plenty of moodiness into the mix. On the flip, "Badman" gets the treatment from 0113, who keeps the 2-step flex up and matches it with some tasteful atmospheric drops in all the right places, plus plenty of bass of course. Desert Sound Colony completes the set with another highly developed take on "Can't Run Away From Yourself" that locks into its own ethereal groove.
Review: Hold tight for more white-knuckle garage exploration from Burnski's Instinct project, which hits release number 13 in fine style with a sharply focused two tracker from the man himself. "Don't Know" is a dark and heavy affair with some tightly wound RnB vocal licks and a mean tempered bass swell. "Creeps" is a more sprightly affair with plush pad sweeps and a more nimble sub line, but it's still a peppy stepper to get you swinging hard. If you love garage, and particularly the resurgent wave of inventive twists on the original sound, then you should be copping this record without giving it a moment's thought.
Review: Set your phasers to wobble - Instinct is back with some of the most potent dark garage weapons they've carried to date. Rising star Holloway's "Acme" is not to be messed with, with a ludicrous, dexterous bassline to get everyone flexing like crazy. Ease Up George is taking no prisoners either with "Wicked", which sounds like it would be right at home on a classic Ghost 12". Daniele Temperilli brings a dense, experimental tint to the shuffled 2-step funk of "Smog", and Raynor seals the deal with the low and growling menace of "Round Off". If you need any proof the UKG scene is in rude health, look no further than this 12".
Review: Following on from his brilliant Point of View album, INSTINCT shows another beautiful side to his alias. The new LP 'Happening' offers some stunning ambient works. Over the course of the 13 tracks there are a variety of moods and melody's which really encapsulates the imagination upon listening.
Cinematic sounds mixed with electronica brings some of his best work yet. Many field and forest recordings used background noise really brings the music to life here complementing the lush musical elements.
'Happening' will be his third LP in just one year, showing an artist completely dedicated to his craft.