Known for his vocal hardstyle anthems, The Pitcher is back on Fusion delivering another big hitter for the winter months, with an infectious pitched-up vocal and catchy melody in the main break and drop. Adding some euphoric sounds on this very dark raw label but steering clear of being too obvious in the intro and outro sections compliments the breakdown well.
The ghetto funk original is spiced up by General Narco, who orders plenty of hyper-kinetic beats and sends a bad-ass b-line out to battle with the feelgood vocals of Kymberley Kennedy. This General is set to be a major force in beats, bass and breaks.
These Jersey boys sure have been quiet for a couple of years, but return here with a rolling minimalistic steppa that calls on legendary rapper Cheshire Cat (Leftfield) to deliver some on-point irie conscious rhymes. The stripped-down nature of the original is quite a surprise, but the remixes up the ante in various ways. Sub Slayers mainstay Toronto Is Broken turns it freewheelin’ drum & bass, while Gella excels with a burbling bashy bagatelle drumstep piece. Jinx In Dub starts in dub before building it into a raw polyrhythmic junglist slab, and Atomic Drop turn it anthemic dubstep.
The head don of Scantraxx Records and all-round legend The Prophet returns with another strong single on his Scantraxx label, taking the sound of the label away from its usual melodic uplifting hardstyle with some heavier, darker beats. Featuring great use of the chopped-up vocal sample, screechy stabs and seriously pounding kick drums, this is going to pick up a lot of plays.