Mob Deep Vol 1 - Mixed by Tayo

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  • Tayo just doesn't seem to rest with the mix CD's, he's just done another Y4K for Distinctive and now he's back as head honcho and record label owner for his own Mob Records mixing up the first installment of Mob tunes - Mob Deep - totally dedicated to Mob releases over the past 3 years since it's inception. Tayo sets things off with Beber & Tamra's Oh Well - an electro breaks version thanks to the handy work of one Sir Drew aka one half of Chicken Lips. If you dug his Feet First album then you are going to love what he did with this tune - chaotic electro stabs and drum breaks and Tamra's voice chucked in at random, on top of some retro bass - it's one hell of an opening tune. Probably one of Mob's favourite and most popular acts are the Stanton Warriors and they feature with their two largest hits on Mob - Da Antidote and Da Virus both specially remixed for this album by VIP and Initial Research respectively. VIP have done a wicked job with Da Antidote turning it into a tribal breaks monster and changing the arpeggio melody at the same time - watch out for the old skool hip hop break in the middle! Australia's own NuBreed get their much deserved feature spot in the mix with the techy Ionosphere - on a rolling breaks tip courtesy of new Mob signing's Care In The Community - and they even get slightly hip hoppy towards the end with the breaks heavy Beats & Rhymes. Housey breaks are represented with Plastic Pervert's Alarm Bells which is quite similar in style to Soul Of Man and of course the tribal master himself, Lee Coombs on a remix tip of DJ Technique's My Definition. Rumbleweed by the Albino Allstars got the attention of many DJ's and is featured here in both the original mix and a breaks remix thanks mainly to ex-drum'n'bass producers Pulse & Tango AKA Quiet Killaz AKA The Apollo Kids AKA Initial Research. Tayo appears with his own track - Fire Good - ragga breaks with a new remix by the mighty Atomic Hooligan known mainly for their wicked production style and recently their awesome DJ skills, but what is a breaks CD without Rennie Pilgrem nowadays? His Some Place Funky is a very early release on Mob and it takes it's place as second last track on the CD. Finally all of this madness culminates to one No Ticket, No Run by Italian house supremo Santos. Featured here in the phat bass funk of Krafty Kuts remix, this is one tune which should get dancefloors alight and as quoted from the Mob website "his best remix yet". Three years definitely isn't a long time for a record label to start announcing it's greatest hits, however Mob seem to pick some of the best artists and sign up the wickedest tracks and Mob Deep highlights the past anthems, soon to be classics and some fine remixes of classic tunes. Not really a perfect album, the mix can get a little repetitive in places, but definitely one for the breakbeat heads to get their hands around.