Review from monkeyboxing:
Stand aside please,
Mined & Forrest coming through with – er – Coming Through, the follow-up to their previous extended play effort on Breakbeat Paradise – There It Is. And while they might sound like some sort of psychic detective duo, their work is rather more grounded in solid twenty-first breakbeat music.
The title cut is mid-tempo Snoop n strings-assisted synth businessfollowed by the similarly synth-rich but more lively Lyte-augmented Rock On and glitchy downtempo-ish collabo I Would Fall featuring LAWN, Stephanie Lottermoser, Eve Lamell and a bit of 80s saxophone.
The balance of this five-tracker is made up of a brace of remixes – the emo-breaks of Blockboy’s take on I Would Fall (a game of two halves that starts out glitchily before upping gear into a more epic strings-based instrumental beat), and Funkanizer’s lively rerub of Funk Toxic.
Review from Life Support Machine:
Next off the production line at the Breakbeat Paradise HQ comes this brand new EP from the German duo Mined & Forrest with remixes in tow from Funkanizer and Blockboy.
It’s not the first time BBP and Mined & Forrest have teamed up and just as with the music that has gone before, their ‘Coming Through’ EP is once again packing bangers and something a little sublime. The title track is the opener and although the tempo is low, the speaker ripping bassline, guitar riffs and heavy broken beats mean it’s gonna be felt wherever it lands.
Following on and not to be outdone on the heaviness front comes ‘Rock On’ which invites you to do just that with a barrage of Breaks – this time of a more midtempo variety – electric guitar and if anything, even more bass and attitude. Next up is one of the slices of sublime mentioned earlier.
On ‘I Would Fall’ the duo have teamed up with LAWN, Stephanie Lottermoser and Eve Lamell for an atmospheric bass roller. Add in heavenly vocals and a lush lick of sax and you’ve got a track that’ll keep you warm should the cold decide to return.
The next track on the EP is the first of the two remixes and it comes from Funkanizer. He has remixed one of Mined & Forrest’s older tracks ‘Funk Toxic’ which can be found on their ‘There It Is’ EP on BBP. Funkanizer takes us from sublime into something that’s definitely sizzling as the horns come out to play on his uptempo remix with a groove that’s gonna make you move.
The second slice of sublime and the final track on the EP comes from Blockboy with a Trip Hop influenced remix of ‘I Would Fall’. The beats do have a hefty kick, but mellow tones and gorgeous downtempo glow temper them for another magical ride.
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Review from Life Support Machine:
"Mined & Forrest’s 4 track EP is made up of 3 tracks from themselves and a remix of the title track off the EP from, Jayl Funk. ‘There It Is’ by Mined & Forrest, is a midtempo Breaks influenced slice of liquid Funk that flows direct to your mind and instantly lifts your mood. The next 2 tracks, the horn driven ‘Funk Toxic’ and the glitched out ‘Drugs’, are both absolute beasts and should be approached with caution as dropping either of them in a set will get that dance floor hyped! Jayl Funk’s remix of ‘There It Is’ is a smooth as you like and his funky touch is something we always dig here on the ward.
Review from Monkeyboxing:
The title track is a buzzsaw bass-influenced mid-tempo cut that stitches Kool Keith and Public Enemy to Missy Elliott while Funk Toxic references a late 80s sound with a punchy 808 bass vibe and Drugs(feat. Joker) chops up Pharoahe Monche (among others) over nastayy synth. Add in the mighty Jayl Funk’s all-enveloping bassy reflip of the title cut and job’s a good ‘un.
Mined & Forrest - The First Stranger
Released on the "Jump and Glitch" compilation on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings.
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