on 20 November 2010
A great slice of the edgier side of drum & bass in 2010. In general dnb often gets alot of bad press. Indeed, the vast majority of dnb these days seems to be disposable rubbish. However this album is certainly the opposite and goes to some way to reaffirm why dnb is still one of those most forward thinking music genres, and it is still as exciting as ever.
Hardware have been bringing the beat for well over 10 years and this album proves they are still at the top of their game. The Hardware crew are represented with the likes of Raiden, Ink and Loxy & C4C all contributing, but also we get a taste of the New Skool leaders like Rockwell, S.P.Y etc all dropping beats that really hit the mark. The sound scape is eclectic, and takes in various mutations of drum and bass which keeps things fresh, and interesting. All in all a great selection of dnb that has a wider appeal than you would expect.
I advise you to check it out and discover for yourself.
As for the previous reviewer, he has clearly taken it upon himself to use his review to slate dnb in general and obviously hasn't even listened to the album. Some people clearly have too much time on their hands! Wasteman.
on 4 November 2010
My goodness, I can't believe some people are still trying to be creative with what is a stale and highly restrictive genre that, in my opinion, died out in the early twenty first century. I used to love drum 'n' bass, especially some of the earlier renegade records, 'Quantum Mechanics' and 'Armmageddon' etc. But the sound died out and preople still tried to push it. The cheesy stadium rock style is nothing but pure stilton and the dark style that renegade still churn out is no different or more creative or innovative than what they were doing eight years ago.
Try to produce in other styles! Pick up an instrument and learn to play and then produce something. The results would be much more interesting than this stale fart music.