If you ever wondered where all the really mammoth d 'n' b tunes went, the ones designed to have you bouncing off the walls (rather than reaching for that mug of filter coffee and stroking your hipster beard) Deekline & Ed Solo have the answer in the form of a double header of future-retro classics cut from their preposterously rocking forthcoming 21-track double album, Bounce 'n' Shake.
First up, vocalist Top Cat drops in on the frenetic jungle-flavoured Bad Boys, the duo freshening up the famous reggae classic with tearing beats, dubby soundscapes and the beefiest of bassline dirt: drop this and watch them hit the ceiling! On the flip, You Can Be My Night is a piano-fuelled d 'n' b roller with a heavy jump up influence, sounding like the bastard offspring of Aphrodite and Omni Trio. Deep but driving, heady yet destructive, you'd find yourself declaring: "they don't make 'em like that any more" if it wasn't for the fact that someone just did.
Brand new, perfectly formed, and ruffer than a night in Jimmy Savile's sex dungeon, this is yet another quality release from a label that never disappoints.