Boomkat Product Review:
Holy fuck! Source Direct finally unleash the fabled ‘Snake Style 2’ to us mere mortals after many many many years when all we had was a dodgy youtube rip lifted off a Peshay mix. The absolute pinnacle of the form.
Rumoured to actually be the first version of 1995's “Snake Style” ’Snake Style 2’ deploys 8 minutes of absolutely relentless, rampant drums, hissing breakage and noirish samples wrapped in barbed wire ribbons likely to take your limbs off. It’s pure adrenalised energy and for our money one of the last great unreleased artefacts of the era - it’s been a secret weapon round here for years, we can barely believe it’s finally made it to wax.
‘Street Wars’ follows with what sounds like a production from their ‘Exorcise The Demons’ album sessions, pushing hard into the dankest, militant tech-step replete with bullying bass and industrial atmospheres that takes us back to thee darkest warehouse sessions, and ‘Diamonds’ follows suit with proper, paranoid echoes of ‘Technical Warfare’.
Whew, f big one.