I just got the choice of reviewing the Starkey 12" on Planet Mu and the Benga 12" on Tempa and opted for the latter. I peeped at Benga's Myspace a few weeks ago and was most amused by the 'Sex, Drugs, and Dubstep' headline... No wonder he's called a tune 'Buzzin'. It's a solid fucker of a track, every element of the production is as fat and as crisp as you could hope for. It has a synth a bit like a demented bird wailing a like his big hit with Coki but done loads better and no where near as irritating. It feels spacious and gets a right old groove working. The percussion is totally sweet. Textbook dubstep gear done proper by one of the original producers. 'One Million' on the flip is another solid one with dirty analogue synths that could have come out of Belgium in the early 90's. The massive congas pound their way into your head. There's a sample from a hip hop tune which I can't place. Quality heavy dark gear even if the sample and the ravey sytnths make it a touch corny to these ears.
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