Ill Skillz - Bowser / Soul Shaker

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  1. Time Dependant

    Time Dependant Jungle Hunter

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    Bowser
    D-Kay & Raw Full open there new 'Ill Skillz' label with one of the wildest tracks I've heard all year.
    Uplifting trance keys melodically sway your senses gently alongside some male sung vocals, that sweep beautifully between each dazzled FX. The sheer smile this track puts on your face even before you have finished listening is magical, & when the steady kick drums rise up your taken into the funkiest free flowing drum pattern you will hear all year round.
    Jittering cymbal crashes & well placed off-key hi-hats, accompany quick gun-fire snares that will punish any dancefloor & add a variety of sound which will be very well appreciated when heard. The melodic tune that was building throughout the intro holds the first 8 bars together, then a deep reese bass grabs the baton & passes it over to the male vocals & stepping drum beat to run you home.
    The depth that is accomplished within this track is a real trip too listen to, because there are so many FX & quick drops that instantly hit you the first reaction you get is to make sure it's played one more time for your pleasure!!

    Overall 9/10

    Soul Shaker
    This ones on a more simplified tip then it's counterpart, but just because it's a B -Side doesn't mean it won't be a hit.
    A single rave sounding stab loops throughout the intro & into the suspense breakdown, while a male vocal tells us of been 'The Soul Shaker' while been pushed on by a constant kick drum & oversized percussive shakers. A quick raging build whirls up into a massive 303 sounding bassline that engulfs everything in it's way. The pace is fast, & the sounds are heavy, & after each grind of acidic FX enters you will only get confronted by more well rounded spears of technical sound.

    Overall: 8/10

    A great release to kick start the beginning of the 'Ill Skillz' label, & a future that looks even brighter for this duo!
     
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    Agreed, this is a good 12".

    Nice review!!!
     
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    Re: Re: Ill Skillz - Bowser / Soul Shaker

    Yer was very pleased when I heard this, the variety of tracks D Kay & his crew can make is unbelievable.
    Thanks for the feed back much appreciated!