I remember seeing Apollo 440 at Tribal Gathering about 4 years ago and they were way cool. I also remember hearing their single of some time ago – “Liquid Cool” and thinking ‘yeah’. Since then though they have adopted the tried and tested Prodigy route to success. Throw in some thrashing guitar riffery, some half sung, half shouted vocals and suddenly you’ve doubled your audience.
I mean, “Rockers to rockers, ravers to ravers”, what’s all that about? Little surprise then that I think this record is mostly a sack of arse. I say most though because their saving grace is to include a jungle mix courtesy of Urban Takeover that, to put it bluntly, rocks. Featuring ragga vocal samples and tearing bass, this would not sound out of place played alongside something like “Super Sharp Shooter” or any of the really ruff jump-up stuff. Choon!