on 7 November 2007
I took me a little time to get into this album. The first couple of tracks made me think of remixed soul and funk, but as the album gets going it developes into what I can only describe as a masterpiece of techno and breaks with funk and soul references. Stand out tracks are acid hustle, soul vibrates and Foxy moron.
Its uptempo and often uplifting and most important with techno interesting and reinventing.
Truely awesome, buy it.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 9 July 2005
If you've heard stuff from Plump Djs before then you know what to expect, and you will not be disapointed as the beats are more diverse and the bass better. For me, this album has many good tracks with many varying beats. Most of the songs include deep, ripping electronic bass with zipping, darting laser-like sounds along with light-airplane-type sounds, computer beeps and clean effects/sounds/drums that the chemical brothers may use. The music is very electronic and, if played out-load, makes you want to dance, and if on headphones, makes you walk fast as if on some kind of mission. It is neither trance, house or drum n bass, but rather breakbeat - the future for dance and hip-hop. The tracks are mixed into one another so the album moves from one track to the next smoothly, without abrupt glitches. Most tracks build, drop and then build again, often coming in with either a new beat, sound effect or instrument. There is vertually no singing (apart from Soul Of Man's song) meaning all the effort has gone into production, and this has resulted in a great crisp and clean electifying sound, it also means that the DJs are not trying to get in time with the singer/rapper, but can rather follow their own intuition and lead. The DJs have remixed and included a few tracks from other artists - lee coombs (plump's rmix is v good), sole claw, madox, soul of man, dylan rhymes, drumattic twins (v good song) and freestylers (rmix also very good and won an award, this song has a deeper, heavier beat than most of the other songs, something the Plump DJs sould do more often). This leaves 11 new plump tracks, which consist some amazing beats, so much so that I think even DJ Shadow would be absolutly amazed by the drum work! The best song the plump DJs have ever made - The Push (from Eargasm) has not been outdone (a task I think almost impossible) but they do come pretty close at times. In my opinion this is their best work to date and worth buying. This album is growing on me all the time and will require a couple of listens to get into and understand, but gee, it's worth it!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2005
This is excellent, if you are into Break's this will not disappoint. For me personally this effort defiantly vies with their Fabriclive release for the best Mix CD the Plumps have put out so far.
4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 29 June 2005
This album is da shizzle... You want it, you need it and you must buy it! Listened all the way through as soon as I bought it and there isn't one track that lets you down, tempted to buy it on Vinyl too!!! Possibly better than their first album!
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2007
I heard them at V-Festival 2005 and as soon as I got back I ordered this CD and it didnt disappoint. I thought it may have been good because it brought back messy memories but no, it is genuinely a cracking, dirty cd which just kicks off the room you play it in. Definately worth parting with your hard earned cash.