by SvS ~ Originally from Long Island, NY, SVS has been playing around in Kansas City since mid-2000, playing different types of music over that time and finally settling on Jungle & DnB and pushing the limits of that since. Here's his picks for the month!
Calyx Presents :: No Turning Back LP :: Moving Shadow :: ASHADOW33L
Along with remix and original work by Dom & Roland, Hive, and Gridlock this LP 4 pack is at the top of the list. This classic Moving Shadow album is packed with grissly bass lines that claw at you on top of intense melody. With a show stopper like Hive and Gridlocks remix of "Are You Ready" this double pack should be on everyone's hot list.
Dylan / Mason :: Falling Away / Suicidal Life :: White Label Ltd Edition :: THRASH001
Dylan and Mason take on already bass heavy sounds of rock group Korn. The breakdown on this one is sure to have everyone banging their heads. The break is very nice, hard drum and bass lines with the vocals to follow. The flip side brings Mason back again against Evanesance. Very heavy drums on this one. Overall the production is on point although I felt this record to be more of a novelty than a must have.
John B :: New Shit [RMX] / Closer [RMX] :: Rock God Records :: ROCKGOD01
First John takes on Manson in "New Shit", a very goth rock meets hard step jungle track. Solid drums and complimenting bass in this one. Another very nice show stopper. On the flip side John goes up with NIN and Closer. Classic track that's sure to get the floor going. Hard snares and kick push this hit along. A must have for a remix album.
Ryme Tyme / DJ Benjie :: Donkey Kong / Power Pill :: Spawn Recordings :: SPAWN001
Ryme Tyme does it again with his track Donkey Kong. The synthy-wine bass moves you along through the piece. Definitely a nice starter. Benjie's "Power Pill" brings us back the 80's arcade era with some PacMan hits. The production is very nice in this track as well but the samples are tiresome. I thought Super Mario Brothers was a good game.
Technical Itch :: Life Of Sin [Feat.MC Jakes] / Dreamcatcher :: Penetration :: TIP013
Life Of Sin is the ultimate hardcore track! This is Technical Itch at it's darkest. Hard pounding 'ardkore drums with a punch-in-your-face bass line. MC Jakes features on this with some out of control lyrics. Dreamcatcher is your classic Itch piece. Ground shaking bass and intense pauses. All the fanatics should have this one.