Snik starts things off at a 4/4-ish gallop with his own new tracks and Locked Groove's "Centraal," so that even at its slowest, the mix feels like it's rushing forward as fast as humanly possible. The brushed steel beats resemble a stepping take on techno, those hollowed-sounds Icicle favours so much meted out in tracky patterns. But it's not long before they begin to snag and skip in a rather familiar manner. The CD's midsection is primarily concerned with dubstep—from the DJ himself, and from names like Distance, Proxima and Youngsta. The way Snik so deftly layers these tracks loads the bars up with interlocking and cascading rhythms. We get a cycling, bouncy thing that sounds more garage than anything else, even as the LFOs are hissing and growling, buffeted by tense pockets of silence like Youngsta's "Untitled" which briefly threatens to stop the mix in its tracks with its start-stop lurch.
The temperature only rises from there, with the mix heading further into bullet-train territory with stunners from Rockwell (the tender but cutting "The Rain") and Spinline (the hectic "Alien") before the mix ends on a high note with his own "Full Moon," as if finally burning itself out from overexertion. As with the earlier dubstep transition, the move into drum & bass feels neither forced nor abrupt—in fact, it doesn't even really feel like a change in genre. There lies the most distinctive attribute of Icicle's own music, and it extends to his selection of others as well. While this sort of consistent gunmetal coat of armour can prove wearying sometimes—as it did on Youngsta's dubstep-focused Rinse CD—in Icicle's hands it's some of the most exciting and adventurous music happening in either the dubstep or drum & bass worlds.