Album review

Shy FX & T-Power - Set It Off

In the mainstream, drum'n'bass died some time during the late '90s, finished off by jazz-fusion concept albums and the emergence of its plucky young cousin, UK garage. Imagine our surprise, then, when scene veterans Shy FX and T-Power gatecrashed the Top 10 in the summer with the magnificent "Shake Ur Body", a shiny, Latino soul update of the old formula. Nothing else on this album quite matches it, and there's some slushy filler on display. But collaborations with Kele Le Roc, ragga king Elephant Man and underrated UK rapper Fallacy are lively and gutsy enough to sustain the revival for a few more months.

Rating: 2 / 10


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