First published on 20 Jun 2013. Updated on 21 Jun 2013.
1. Various Artists Bombay the Hard Way: Guns, Cars & Sitars (Motel Records)
"The brown sounds are pure liquid funk. The samples are so cheesy, they are beyond funny – they are side-splitting. Check the Bond stuff and you'll be rolling in the grass."
2. The Birthday Party The Bad Seed EP (4AD)
"It is so gutsy and unmusically rhythmic; it is killer. I particularly like using the line 'Hands up who wants to die' [from 'Sonny's Burning'] as a switch in a heavy drum'n'bass DJ set – works a treat on the dancefloor."
3. The Ruts 'Babylon's Burning' (Virgin Records)
"Anyone who can play this heavy riffing, pure adrenaline, conscious roots punk on heroin has got to be a saint. (I don't condone any of the above – but respect those who have done it and lived.)"
4. Mist:i:cal 'Mistical Dub' (Soul:r)
"Pure, smashing reggae-driven drum'n'bass at its best... If you like the sizzling ride cymbals of good drum'n'bass, you will love this."
5. Sex Pistols 'The Complex World of John Rotten' (Virgin Records)
"'I've worked for 10 years in a factory and now I want a holiday in the sun' – great sample, 'nuf said."