Boomkat Product Review:
Icicle may not be familiar to those outside the D'n'B scene, but this outstanding 12" for Shogun Audio should reverse that situation. With 'Xylophobia' and 'Minimal Dub' he makes the same sideways strafe into dubstep as Kryptic Minds or Breakage, serving ultra-crisp and heavy killers with a coke-numbed gangsta swagger. The tidal swing of 'Xylophobia' covers the A-side with minimal fuss and bother, just plainly doing his thing way better than the swathes of lesser producers. 'Minimal Dub' on the flip offers a wider percussive palette with clocking congas synched with scissoring hi-hats but the crucial source of energy is that controlled yet ferocious subbass twist, containing all the evil potential of a scouse pitbull that's not been fed for 2 days. F*ck me, this is heavy.