Here we go, in reverse order…
Addicted to Bass Winter 2010 (Ministry Of Sound)
Always good to keep the MOS compilations on the list and (it might just be me) but their releases seem to get stronger!
This album sees some very generic drum n bass, bassline and dance come together with some more underground tracks.
Look out for the more underground stuff as a lot of the more generic tracks are in my cd collection from years ago.
The CD is (as usual) a mixed one but see the download for individual tracks.
Highlights include Gyptian’s Hold You (Shy FX Edit), Ill Behaviour by Danny Byrd, Bar9’s remix of Kickstart by Example and Splendidub by Riva Starr.
Magnetic Man – Magnetic Man (Columbia)
Magnetic Man’s self titled album remains in the big top 5 but moves down another place making way for BYOB’s new entry.
It’s a great album making an interesting use of instruments, melodies and beats featuring some great, upcoming artists such as Katy B, and Sam Frank and some veterans too including Ms Dynamite and John Legend.
Highlights include Getting Nowhere featuring John Legend, I Need Air featuring Angela Hunte, Flying Into Tokyo, which has an amazing melody and Perfect Stranger featuring Katy B.
Everything In Moderation – BYOB (Loaded Records)
Released in October 2010, this album seemed to slip passed me which is unfortunate as it’s an absolute corker!
From the same vein as Example Everything in Moderation takes instrumental melodies with hints of drum n bass, hip hop and dubstep and combines melodic singing with rapping.
Using electronic instruments, electric guitar and synths BYOB is looking to be something big with a remix of The Stranglers’ Peaches and an original track, Save My Life remixed by J Majik and Wickaman (surely a sign for greatness).
Highlights include Chillin, Save My Life (J Majik and Wickaman remix) and One Way Road.
Rave Digger – Danny Byrd (Hosptial Records)
Down one place this week though still deservedly residing in the top 5 Rave Digger is a fantastic album full of life, energy and hype.
We Can Have it All recently made it to Radio 1’s “A” playlist (and rightly so).
See my full review of the album here
Highlights include Ill Behaviour, Tonight featuring Netsky and We Can Have it All.
The Constant – I Blame Coco (Island)
I moved this up to number one this week knocking Danny Byrd’s Rave Digger off of the top spot.
The Constant is played a lot in our house and it is truly a great album.
See the full album review here.
Highlights include Self Machine, Party Bag and It’s About to Get Worse.
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