Review: The Head Hunter is back! An early jungle protagonist and consistent boundary pusher, Tony Justice returns to his less-is-more Modern Urban Jazz imprint with a brand new crop of timelessness. "Fried" sets the scene, all amen guns blazing, a gritty bass oozing like treacle beneath and cosmic arpeggios. Straight out of the book of 95, it grabs you hook, line and stinker for the rest of the EP: From the mournful synth lines and classic breaks of "Late Night Sweep", those early rave pads of "Edge Of Space" to the jungle techno style 4/4 bumps and jazzy keys of "Melt", this is top shelf material. Let's hope more is in the pipeline very soon.
Review: Back to 93! MJazz repress last year's precision-timed reissue of the Legend Records classic from Total Science's Smithy and the lesser spotted Windmill. With its chopped breaks and mischievous riffs "In Effect" captures the change of tide in the music at the time, as the beats were getting darker and rougher and faster. Flip for some real hair-raising hurt as Windmill goes full string section and gets heavy on the reverse effects. 26 years deep and its still sounding like the bleak future ahead. Don't sleep on this.