||Evolution Theory CD (2013) |
Jammin CD discography Two years in the making, Evolution Theory is the debut album from London-based dubstep act Modestep. The album is led by the three 2011 singles that reached the Top Ten of the U.K. dance chart: "Feel Good," "Sunlight," and "The Stars," all of which exemplify the quartet's blaring, grinding, arena-ready sound. Most anthemic of all is another pre-album single, "Show Me a Sign," featuring dramatic tempo shifts and thrashing heavy metal guitar riffs. ~ Andy Kellman
2013 debut album from North London Dubstep-Rock band Modestep. Containing all their hit singles - `Sunlight,' `Feel Good,' 'Show Me A Sign,' and `To The Stars', plus new single `Another Day' (featuring Popeska), Evolution Theory was written, recorded and produced by Modestep. Aside from the singles, other album highlights include the immense, hook-heavy `Burn', featuring Dirtee Stank's Newham Generals, and the intense `Praying For Silence' (featuring Document One), written about the 2011 riots. Modestep vary the pace with the spacey dub-rock of `Time,' the lighters-in-the-air epic `Save The World' and awesome title track `Evolution Theory' (featuring D Power, Jammin, Frisco & Jammer) which builds from down tempo, grime beginnings into a full-on Dubstep monster. Cohesive yet continually surprising, Evolution Theory promises to take Modestep's thrilling, genre-hopping music to the masses.
Recording information: Max Studios.
Illustrator: Dan Park.
Personnel: Josh Friend (vocals); Nicholas Tsang (guitar); Matt Curtis (drums).
Audio Mixer: Josh Friend.
||Jahmanji CD (2010) |
Jammin albums British hip-hop has been more interesting than American hip-hop for about ten years now, and Jahmek Power (aka Jammer) shows us why on Jahmanji. One of the pioneers of the grime scene, Jammer continues to push its boundaries and redefine its essence on this album; most Yanks won't be able to understand a word, but it hardly matters. The lurching beats on "10 Man Roll" (which features the excellent Boy Better Know crew) and the reggae-inflected "Bad Mind People" (featuring Lickle J and Newham Generals) are completely irresistible, and the guest productions by Toddla T are a welcome addition to the program as well -- even if the awkward house setting on "Back to the 90s" is less than a complete success. Perhaps the album's saddest track is the one that features the tragically deceased Shiv Lizzy; the most compelling is the final entry, a midtempo scorcher titled "Better Than." And "One 4 Me," which features vocal contributions from Jammin, Frisco, and Hanzey, is a surprisingly successful example of what can only be called lovers grime. Through it all, Jammer's death-defying flow scampers and skips and trills over the heavyweight beats, holding all of the album's disparate musical elements together like a ...