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Minion Rush: Despicable Me Official Game
Minion Rush: Despicable Me Official Game
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 10 Oct. 2013
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Highly addictive, great personality. Love the film too and definitely does it justice. Love the addition of the beach level.


Henson Audio BTH033 Bluetooth Headphones - **Now with NFC (Near Field Communication)** - Connect Wirelessly To Any Bluetooth Enabled Device Such As A Smart Phone, Tablet PC Or Computer For Wire Free Music - 10 Meter Wireless Range - Send And Receive Phone Calls Directly From The Headphones **As featured in GQ Magazine**
Henson Audio BTH033 Bluetooth Headphones - **Now with NFC (Near Field Communication)** - Connect Wirelessly To Any Bluetooth Enabled Device Such As A Smart Phone, Tablet PC Or Computer For Wire Free Music - 10 Meter Wireless Range - Send And Receive Phone Calls Directly From The Headphones **As featured in GQ Magazine**
Offered by Henson Audio
Price: £149.99

5.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT judge this product by the brand name, 4 April 2013
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I'll be honest, I'd never heard of Henson Audio before stumbling across these headphones on Amazon. I'm normally a bit apprehensive about purchasing products manufactured by unrecognised brands, but I'm glad I took the risk here.

I needed some Bluetooth headphones to link up with my phone after the headphone socket broke, and hunted around for a couple of weeks before finding these. The original £149.99 price may not be entirely justified, but they are certainly worth more than £49.99 (the offer when I purchased), so if they're still available at this price then they are a steal.

The sound quality is really good, and despite being "on-ear" manage to block out most external noise when you're listening to them. The connectivity is extremely straightforward, and I've not experienced a single issue since using them to date. They look pretty stylish too, and come in a sleek presentation box, which adds to the luxury feel.

I've not tried any rival (or more famous) brands to compare these with, but if the only issue you're having is that you haven't heard of Henson, then dismiss this as a concern, as they're certainly worth what I paid... Maybe even double!

One quick note - I also purchased a dongle as other reviewers recommended it. You do not need to do this if your phone/tablet/laptop has Bluetooth capability. It was only £2.00, but not actually necessary in all cases.


Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites EP [Explicit]
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites EP [Explicit]
Price: £7.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Gave Skrillex a chance. He didn't deliver., 19 Jun. 2012
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All I hear are bad things about Skrillex. Sellout screechy dubstep this, emo slit your wrists that. I thought I'd buy this and give the guy a chance to prove me wrong.

He failed.

This is quite probably the worst album I've bought in past few years, obviously pandering to naive teens who want to get into "edgy" niches of the underground dance music market. Ridiculous samples, bleeps and screeches can only cover up a certain amount of poor production and a lack of creativity, and they don't even cover up very much of it here.

Gimmicky, and clearly trying to cash in on the foundations laid for the dubstep scene over the past couple decades, this album isn't worth your time or money.

Horrible horrible horrible.


DMC Presents: Krafty Kuts: These Are The Breaks
DMC Presents: Krafty Kuts: These Are The Breaks
Price: £10.41

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A double CD for all occasions, 1 Sept. 2004
How can one DJ be so diverse in what he does, yet still have a distinct and individual sound? Ask Krafty Kuts.
The first, more funky and heavily Hip Hop laden, CD, is a stroke of genius, working its way from the funky intro, into the heavy bass beats of Busta Rhymes, through to chilled Hip Hop and even motown by its end. All while maintaining an obvious Krafty feel, and funk soul that sends shivers down your spine.
The second CD is more suitable for a club-type arrangement, and is heavily influenced by the stylings of The Stanton Warriors, a double act who certainly know how to work crowds. The deep driving bass and bouncing beats are at the heart of the entire CD, and appearances from The Freestylers, FreQ Nasty and Dead Prez keep the mix ticking along nicely.
If ever a double CD was suitable for both lounging around with one's homies, and getting your bangs on on the dancefloor, then this is it. Look no further, we have a new leader - ALL HAIL KING KRAFTY.


Tricka Technology
Tricka Technology
Offered by cyclone media
Price: £19.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get in the mood for summer!, 21 April 2004
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This review is from: Tricka Technology (Audio CD)
If you're looking for an album with the perfect vibe for background musicto a relaxed barbecue with a few mates, then look no further.
Krafty Kuts and A. Skills have delivered possibly the most essential albumof the season, combining merry funky breaks with light but tight rap,which all modern breakbeat, hip hop and R'n'B fans can not be seenwithout. Krafty was previously known as being one of the funky breaksscenes most prominent DJ's, with a knowhow of how to work the crowd, butthis album shows he certainly knows how to work a sampler and sequencingprogramme aswell.
Hip Hop driven tracks such as Tricka Technology, Come Alive and Gimme TheBreaks shine through, but more relaxed joints including Peaches, Roll OverBaby and Give You That provide the balance that all good albums need,injecting a more laid back attitude into the mix.
With the British summer days being as few and far between as they are,they need to be appreciated while they last, and what better accompanimentthan this quality CD? Other than a BBQ and a nice cool beer, of course.


As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol.2
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol.2
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.98

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pushin' It Real Good, 1 April 2003
From start to finish, this album contains those moments where you have to check the tracklisting to find out if what you are listening to is ACTUALLY what you think you are listening to.
From the very first (Bonus, may I add) track, there are original bootlegs of contemporary pop tunes, old skool beats and general all round merriments. The CD kicks off with a bonus remix of Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie, and you actually have to search skip backwards to before the first track to hear it. It's a strange psychedelic breaks remix, but the original elements are there and you can place the tune instantly. Once the bonus track finishes, Steven Hawkin (maybe not) introduces the band to rapturous applause, which is well-deserved I feel.
Highlights include the first track of the mix, which is a strange but successful concoction of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Basement Jaxx, a stuttering bootleg of Salt 'N' Pepa's Push It Real Good, a fusion of two Michael Jackson songs right at the heart of the mix, and a Caribbean collaboration between 10CC and Destiny's Child. All of these moments leave you wondering how the Soulwax Crew thought up such mixtures of joints, but when you see how well they work together, you can't help but be immensely satisfied with the results.
If you like your CDs to be original, funky and entertaining from start to finish, then this is definitely one for your collection.


Y4k Vol.4: Next Level Breaks - Mixed By the Dub Pistols
Y4k Vol.4: Next Level Breaks - Mixed By the Dub Pistols
Price: £68.97

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy addition to the already-quality Y4K series, 5 Nov. 2002
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Owning all four of the Y4K's, I think I am qualified to pass judgement on this album as right up there with the best. With a similar feel to Tayo's slightly commercial version, but not as funky as FreQ Nasty's or as dark as Koma and Bones', this album really hits the spot when the beats get kicking.
By stating that they are slightly commercial, I am not saying that this album, or Tayo's, would do well in The Charts, just that they are more likely to appeal to a wider range of people. The driving breakbeats that Barry Ashworth has used as a constant feature of his music will please most dance music fans, and the occasional funk additions will gratify more hardcore breakbeat fans, such as myself.
Afrika Bambaataa makes a more than welcome appearance in standout Track 12, with Krafty Kuts remixing the classic Funky Heroes. The Chems also feature on Track 3 with the previously unreleased Base 6, which really gets the album off and running.
Overall, out of the 4 Y4K's to have been released, I would place this equal first. With the other 3. All are demostrative of the current breakbeat scene at it's very best, and I recommend them all.


Touching Down
Touching Down
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Price: £7.16

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as accessible as In The Mode, but still good, 5 Nov. 2002
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This review is from: Touching Down (Audio CD)
Roni Size goes it alone on this album, shedding his Reprazent Crew, and this is certainly an album with the feeling of being made by a solo artist.
It is obvious to see that Mr Size has put hours worth of production and mixing into this album, as one high quality D'N'B tune flows into the next, but there are no lyrics. At all. MC Dynamite's welcome presence is no longer apparent. Now although the Jungle scene isn't neccessarily based around it's vocals, joints like Who Told U? really draw the listener into feeling part of the music as they can sing-a-long, and this album kind of alienates it's listeners because of that.
The highlight of the album has to be track four, Scrambled Eggs, not only because of it's well constructed and painfully mulled-over name, but also because it is a representation of Roni Size at his menacing bouncy best.
This is still amazingly-produced music, with novel and inventive techniques deployed, so I recommend it to any Drum'N'Bass fans. Just don't expect anything commercial (I suppose Roni deserves a pat on the back for not bowing to financial pressures). Or anything that you can sing along with into a hairbrush in front of a mirror.


Lovebox
Lovebox
Offered by Revolution Media
Price: £5.08

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, the 'Groove' is apparent, 5 Nov. 2002
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This review is from: Lovebox (Audio CD)
All three of Groove Armada's previous albums have been heavily based around well-produced laid back tunage, but this is a step into the more upbeat. The album is still brilliantly produced, and the music high quality, but this is something that clubbers will find more easy to dance to.
Around three quarters of the tunes are deeply influenced by Chicago House or heavy breakbeats, bringing GA's reputation more into line with the quality live act that they really are.
Highlights of the album include Madder, a house/hip hop hybrid with spine-tingling lyrics from MC MAD, and a chorus you can't help but sing-a-long to, alongside Be Careful What You Say, a deep house track fused with stuttering breakbeats that warm the cockles of the heart.
This album, safe to say, has helped Andy Cato and Tom Findlay finally shake off their reputation as Coffee Table Fodder, and anybody who enjoys uptempo music with the slightest hint of chillout (See FC Kahuna), should be champing at the bit to buy it.


WIDER ANGLE
WIDER ANGLE

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album doesn't EVER seem to lose it's appeal., 17 Feb. 2002
This review is from: WIDER ANGLE (Audio CD)
I bought this album nearly two years ago after hearing 'Finished Symphony' on the 'Gatecrasher Wet' compilation, and it still remains amongst my favourite albums of all time. Usually, CD's come and go in my Hi-fi at a rate of one a week, but this has been a constant factor in My Musical World ever since I bought it two long years ago.
I have yet to find an album with the mastery and production of 'Wider Angle', and if anyone can point me in the direction of such a CD, I will be eternally greatful. Hybrid prove that they are not just an amazing studio act, which the first CD of 'Wider Angle' would suggest, but they are top notch live performers aswell, as the crowd reactions on the second CD confirm.
The in-depth production of tunes such as 'Finished Symphony' and 'If I Survive' is second to none, and The Russian Federal Orchestra add a new dimension to the intelligent breakbeat genre, the likes of which have never seemed so dramatic.
If there is one under-rated dance act in the world, then it can only be Hybrid, who deserve to be considered amongst the top echelongs of ALL musical producers, let alone dance music producers.
Where else in music have you ever heard Welsh musicians produce a French joint ('Sinequanon'), and make it sound SO good?
"Nowhere" is the answer you are looking for.


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