Review: Following the explosive launch with Sinistarr and Hyroglifics, the second release on Sherelle and Naina's Hooversound comes courtesy of Deft. Previously spotted murking up the dance on Ivy Lab's 2020 LDN, here he lays down a four track cornucopia of ghetto gully. "Burna" is pure acid funk, "New Yorks Finest" gets the VIP treatment and "Koover In 92" is a savage breakbeat necksnapper. "Eskilusive" brings a little Eski boy finesse to the late night blend. Hoover this up super quick.
Review: When breakbeat hardcore and "darkcore" were slowly morphing into jungle around 1992-93, few artists delivered quite as many revolutionary and mind-mangling cuts as Northampton's Foul Play. For proof, check out this must-have retrospective of their earliest EPs on Hypercolour. From start to finish, it bustles with proto-jungle gems, from the mangled rave stabs and boisterous breaks of "Dubbing You" and the warehouse-ready voodoo of "The Alchemist" (a kind of prototype liquid tune which also pays tribute to Nightmares on Wax's earlier "Aftermath"), to the blistering rhythms and bassbin-bothering sub business of "Screwface" and the early ragga-jungle brilliance of "Ragatere". If you have any interest at all in the development of UK bass music, then you need this in your life.