With a debut release from Wiley on the label's back catalogue, expectation levels at Launchpad Records have remained understandably high over the past 12 months. Their latest release, a punchy re-work of Dexplicit's 2004 track 'Pull Up', features a host of the scenes big hitters including Durrty Goodz, Big H, Dot Rotten, Black the Ripper, Shizzle and Big Narstie, all of whom contribute to what is arguably Launchpad's hardest hitting release to date. Dexplicit's production is typically on-point with weighty bass lines galore evoking memories of Grime at it's rawest, an energy that Grime had appeared to have lost along the way until the release of Spooky's 'Spartan' late last year.
All in all, 'Pull Up' is yet another smart release to add to a growingly impressive back catalogue. Props to Launchpad.
'Pull Up' is available for download from the usual online spots and physicals are available from Launchpad's store as of July 4th: http://launchpadrecords.bigcartel.com/product/pull-up-2011-vinyl
+ also 'Once Upon A Grime': http://www.onceuponagrime.bigcartel.com/