Reviewed by Brainwashed
Now that his grime project Virus Syndicate has been getting decent attention, the re-branded MRK1 leaves those emcee cohorts behind this time around, save for a sparse appearance on "The Underworld" by Poet Shado who appeared on the crew's surprising 2005 album The Work Related Illness. This allows Foster to cater to his dubstep fan base while also challenging them with exciting permutations of the evolving sound. Heavy hitters such as the previously released "Slope"
Reviewed by One Week To Live
Raining down with force from Manchester, displacing any ideas that dubstep is just a London ting, MRK1 returns with his follow-up to the low end opus that was 'One Way'. Similarly released on µ-ziq's Planet Mu imprint - although MRK1 has recorded for a number of labels in the past, Tempa and his own Contagious label being just two of them - this is the latest, largely instrumental, offering from the from the producer of the three MC grime/dubstep crew, Virus Syndicate.
Ricocheting from twisted techno to jackin’ low-end digital dancehall Neil Landstrumm’s ‘Restaurant Of Assassins’ emanates a certain 90’s rave ‘tude that resonates so well in 2007. A bit vintage, a bit “rave-step” (for wan of a better word), it’s bass culture – raw and uncompromising but worked together by an older, wiser and more experienced producer. Bear in mind that Landstrumm first emerged on the UK electronic music scene in 1994, and the native Scot
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