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Boundless Creativity

"Culture" and "Dead Planet" gave me goosebumps. Their hybrid hip hop beats are a great in-between for those hard 160 beats per minute songs. "California Schemin'" was like the Hive version of "Sabotage" by The Beastie Boys. Certain tracks on here experiment with new drum arrangements, and others are in more traditional fashion; so there's a little of everything--jazz, intense femme vocals, and groud-breaking original beats. I'll be listening to it for the rest of the month at least, and I'm sure I'll hear some friends spinning some of these tracks on vinyl when I come home. What appealed to me the most in this compilation was Hive's notorious old school samples and snagging beats and Gridlok's evil bass. Keaton and Echo are new to me, and they'll definitely have my listen on their next work. I recommend this work to any DnB head and any person in for a taste of real electronic music.


This album is pretty freakin' crazy. I'm not crazy about some of the jazzy tracks in the middle of the album, but the beginning and end are sick. If you don't want to get the whole thing, get "California Schemin'" and "Culture". Overall though it's a great album, easy to listen to front to back.

An Outstanding Intro to the World of D'n'B

This was the very first exposure I've ever had to drum 'n' bass and, needless to say, I'm now hooked. This album is basically a delicious, explosive platter sampling almost every (good) subgenre of d'n'b there is, including techstep, breakcore, and the like. Some tracks (i.e. California Schemin') are meant for dancing, and would fit perfectly as hyper car chase music, while others (i.e. Science) are meant more for listening, or perhaps general "grooving" (i.e. Culture). If you aren't going to buy the whole album, then at least purchase "California Schemin'", "Science", "Violent Sound" and "Culture", the best songs on the entire album. Don't get me wrong, though--every single song is pure gold (or platinum), and songs like "Mass Transit" and "Dead Planet" make you want to keep listening over and over again. A year+ later, I'm still hooked and listen to these songs over and over again.

Welcome to Violence, Hive, Keaton, Echo & Gridlok
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