More bangers than a barbecue at a firework factory
You already know ‘Feel The Love’, Rudimental’s massive signature tune, but delving into their debut record shows there’s more to this London quartet than drum’n’bass. It’s like rifling through the biggest moments in contemporary pop, from the SBTRKT/xx influence on ‘Spoons’ to Angel Haze’s ice-cool rhymes on ‘Hell Could Freeze’. This being a snapshot of contemporary radio concerns, Emeli Sandé appears not once but twice, but don’t expect to hear these tracks on Radio 2. Head for ‘Home’ if you want to hear where drum’n’bass, dubstep, garage and old-school jungle meet in 2013, but really just pick it up if you’re looking for more bangers than a barbecue at a firework factory.
Kevin EG Perry