Thursday, 30 July 2009

Bizzy B - Retrospective (Planet Mu)

Planet Mu pay their dues here to Bizzy B, a jungle originator from back in the day who was a little early and his music a little dark for all the major label furore surrounding the genre. This collection features material from 92-94, when the amen rhythm, abrupt vocal samples and filthy basslines were king. The energy of the music is infectious and it’s hard not to start moving around to efforts like a fearsome number entitled The Power, the D.Lux assisted Take A Deep Breath and the scratchadelic Bad Boy. More than 15 years old, these cuts show where D&B lost its way and why dubstep often sounds ever so pedestrian.

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