julio bashmore – battle for middle you (pmr records, 2011)


This has been canned largely by many out there. And I am late for the review party. I know that. Here it is this ‘Battle For the Middle You’ In one word: Tune! The first thing that came to my mind was that 2000 track by Azzido Da Bass ‘Doom’s Night’. It may contain ‘that’ sample but it is better than Azzido’s thing. It has more content and substance for sure. Great melody and sytnths and many highs. The bassline is very John Tejada and it works superbly on many levels and in many sets. The climax right at the half is a total mastery on contention and holding back the menacing dropping of all elements on you. One of the best things this year indeed. Enjoy responsibly! The rest of the vinyl is equally respectable. Make sure you check the immense ‘Ask Yourself’.

Unfortunately, Soundcloud’s software is pretty good and does not allow us to promote the wonders of Julio. So you will have to get it here instead. A bit of advertising bombardment but you will get through to it as long as you do not forget how good this is.