Dem All Shot/Danger
"The latest release from central Europe's prime dubstep/grime imprint MG77 is the blistering debut 12" from Hamburg's finest, Phokus; a producer who cut his teeth on the burgeoning drum 'n bass scene before discovering grime and dubstep and seeing his true calling. It's obvious from the first squelch of synthesizer that the kid has styles unmatched in the scene -- this is heavy hitting music, designed for maximum impact and with hooks that are destined to stay in your head for far too long. Phokus is joined on these two destructive tracks by Ruff Sqwad veterans Dirty Danger and Tinchy Stryder who spit the most dangerous rhymes we've heard for a long time. Tinchy's cut 'Dem All Shot' is a neck-grabbing ride into South London's underbelly, with all the attitude you'd expect to come with it. Carried by Phokus' killer icy-cold production, this is a tune guaranteed to tear up dancefloors from Brixton to Berlin and beyond. Flip over for the real sickness though, an anthem to Dirty Danger himself as he asserts to nay-sayers that they shouldn't call him anything but 'Danger' -- as if we'd dare? Destined to be a scene anthem, this rounds up a perfect 12", and one of the heaviest debuts we've heard in years."