"B Free" rattles with the amphetamine rush of early hardcore, complete with ravey vocals and squeaky sneaker-seeking polyrhythms. Things get decidedly more muscular with "Set It," which heads out at hip-hop pace, with a sped-up sample from The Orb's "Blue Room" for accompaniment. At the flick of a switch, it then whooshes off into Shy FX-style machine gun junglism before settling down to a nagging juke riddim.
But it's "Giv A Lil Luv" that's a game changer. Spun around a vocal sample from '80s Lancastrian pop songbird Lisa Stansfield, it's a joyous riot of plonking rave pianos, surging Altern-8 breakbeats, rumbling deep bass and itchy footwork. A soppy grin-inducing breakdown merely boosts its crossover potential. Travis Stewart is rapidly approaching hero status, and Coles isn't far behind.