Boomkat Product Review:
Another essential volume of fearsome broken house wares from man like Danny Native, surely one of London's most fiercely independent producers. It's easily the most diverse entry in the series so far, exploring deeper sounds than ever before, though even on drifting cuts like 'In My Heart Forever (Stay Dead)' Danny can't stop himself from introducing seriously rugged, heavyweight basslines into the mix - and we love him for it. 'London Gods' sounds a little like one of Jus-Ed's tuff dub-house jackers but with proper UK 'ardkore attitude, while in a parallel universe 'You Used To' - with its 2-step hook and quirky sampled vox - is top of the charts. Warehouse techno meets ghetto-house on 'Be Nice (Like We Should)' and 'The Landlord', but the real action comes when our man gets in the bruk mindset and shows off his skills at rampant, grid-bending drum choppage - 'Reanimate', 'The Kiss' and 'Bad New Talent' are the stand-outs. But this is not to downplay the ever-evolving, smoother side of the Natives sound: closer 'You Cut Me (Out Of My Life)', with its Lizzy B vocals, smoked-out Rhodes licks and stately strings wouldn't sound out of place on an Innervisions or Jazzanova record. Big transmission for the DJs and heads who think outside the box.