Punx Soundcheck - From The Roots

You’ve all seen Gavin & Stacey right? Well this album was crafted for the kind of kids whose musical education has come from those Barry Island amusement arcades. Pumping dub basslines flow effortlessly into pounding house beats and onto scorching grimey dubstep patterns while all around them digital hell breaks loose; bleeps, warps and sirens ensure that there’s nowt organic about this slab of old skool party music. It’s a tongue in cheek, ecstacy in pocket journey through the history of UK dance music. A baton may not have been passed here but the dutchie has been, with Music Youth stalwart Dennis Seaton dropping by to add his distinctive tones to the laid back groove of Good Love. Star of the show, however, is newcomer Sim:One whose distinctive tones lift the straightforward Nova Thumping bass hit of ‘Badboy Sound’ into something quite special. It won’t change your life but, for a quick blast of adrenaline, this album is as ‘wikkid safe’ as they come. No Beatles, No Stones in 2010.



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