Night Slugs Allstars Volume 2
Night Slugs Records
By Astro De Rosa
Guiding the underground from one unconventional idea to the next, the neon liquid day-glow aesthetic of London’s Night Slugs label provides a candy coated avant-garde approach to UK beat structures.
The label is home to Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, producers and heads who’ve been carving a unique musical niche over the past two years. They’re able to fuse and release the tribal elements of funky house with a proper dose of razor sharp fluorescent synths. Night Slugs, the lablel, is home to a smorgasbord of exclusive talent; Girl Unit, Kingdom, Egpytrixxx and Jam City (whose 2012 album “Classical Curves” is an engaging roller coaster of left field thrills).
Allstars V2 strikes like unexpected lightning. Every track on the compilation is evidence of extraterrestrial outer space bass. The production ventures into inexplicable, uncharted territory in bass music. It’s as though you’ve stumbled into the cantina bar from Star Wars with a relaxed level of intoxication and pressed play on the jukebox.
Night Slugs Allstars Volume 2 is the soundtrack of the future. (7/10)
Astro’s review also appeared in the print edition of Savage Henry, a music and culture magazine in Northern California.