The boys from Tyrant have come up with another exemplary selection of what dance music can actually be, rather than the old tosh paraded around by most DJ's the world over. With a vague focus on house this album sublimely veers from breakbeat to dub via trippy techy stuff, round the back for a quick go on some chicago and then trips over its face into some really bass bin shaking filth. Nothing is ever certain on this CD - the quality of the mixing is impeccable, which will have you guessing over and over again if that tune has been on before, is it new, is it cut up or generally which way is upright.
For those who have visited fabric in London this is very much like one of Craig Richards' sets there- very echoey, and sometimes very 5 AM where am I, but if being that wobbly isnt your thing Lee Burridge is on hand with quite frankly some of the most ass shaking breakbeat you're likely to hear for a while. As the liner notes say, this is music with It, whatever It is, the thing that makes you move 'yo ass' whether you damn well like it or not. Thats the thing about Tyrant - its Craig and Lee together, back to back, a bit of personal style and a bit of togetherness all rolled into one fairly twisted parcel.
Its hard to pick out standout tracks on this album as they are all so good, but the first 3 tracks really tell you what its all about with some interesting house melting into crisp break beat. Other highlights on disc 1 are Second-hand Satellites, and Orion Muzik on disc 2 should also pick most people up by the scruff of their neck. Interestingly enough try and find any of these tracks on other mix albums - chances are you won't. Why?
This is the future of dance music.
This is tyrant.
(Just don't tell everyone).