DJ-Kicks
DJ-Kicks

Kemistry & Storm

DJ-Kicks

January 26, 1999

Club/Dance

One of the defining drum'n'bass mixes of the late '90s, Kemistry & Storm's DJ-Kicks is dark and claustrophobic, but also full of light and hope. Tragically, it was the last the world heard from the duo, as Kemistry was killed in a freak road accident shortly after the album's release.

- Paul Simpson

Under tha Influence
Under tha Influence

DJ Quik

Under tha Influence

June 4, 2002

Gangsta Rap

Rather than stick with G-funk, Quik presents an array of beats that sound just as much Dirty South as they do West Coast. Like Dr. Dre, Quik obviously found much inspiration in the early-2000s Dirty South style of beat-making -- big, sparse, bass-heavy beats offset by subtle, rattling, high-end percussion -- and replaces the "crunk" element with a slowed-down, West Coast sense of groove. His production work here is nothing short of amazing and amazingly varied.

- Jason Birchmeier