Review: Rave legends 2 Bad Mice return with their first release since 2004 and suddenly the world doesn't feel like quite such a bleak place. Naturally we're treated to the full spectrum from running man, heads-down rolling breaks ("Snake Charmer") to the absolute, unabashed piano heaven and hands-in-the-air euphoria of the title track. With the classic loose drum rolls and dubby subs of "Zero Fifteen" and the stretched out drum trippery of "Limit Of Paradise" completing the set, it's a welcome (and highly timely) return for one of rave music's most influential collectives.
Review: Two more classics from the vaults of Basement Records. DJ Mayhem (aka Martin Ikin) was the main man behind "I Wanna Be Your Lover". This drum & bass, amen-inspired tune carries a heavy bassline and typical Basement acid techno style stabs. Techno Bros (aka DJ Loftgroover and Jack Smooth) got together in 1991 and worked on this first collaboration "We Are Techno Bros". The track devastated the dancefloors when it was first issued. A funky as f**k acid hook, pulverising bass and some scary FX all make this a storming classic.