DIRTY TRICKS 2X12''(VINYL)
Optiv has had a truly huge impact on drum and bass over the past 15 years as part of Cause4Concern and also under his current solo guise. He is known widely in the scene as one of the most talented and respected producers around and this LP proves his credentials once again in emphatic style. His partner in crime this time out is BTK, currently top of his game and helping to lead drum and bass back to its funk-filled, dirty, raw creative roots, bringing back the breaks and basses that talk to you on a primal level. Tricks' is pure Virus. Tempering eerie, unsettling sound scapes and disgustingly twisted bass with an insufferable sense of groove and warmth to create an album that fans of the label will be well at home with, and that will leave newcomers astounded by its engineering finesse and endless depth.