PH-10 Quarks And Gluons (Terraform Records) Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
Brooklyn-based drum 'n' bass duo PH-10 make cheeky, dirty beats with lots of distorted synths and silly vocal samples. Dubbing their sound "fungle" (fun + jungle) is not as ridiculous as it sounds, although their sense of humour does start feeling a bit gimmicky halfway through. Most of it is on the noisy tech-step side of things, although a few tracks recall earlier breakbeat eras. The production is a bit lo-fi, but their live shows are reputed to be over-the-top spectacles, something not generally seen in the world of d 'n' b.