As a prelude to the upcoming Soul:ution Room Two takeover on Friday 16th May, label boss Marcus Intalex and one of Manchester’s most reliable renegade emcees, DRS, have bumped consciousness and put together this, their ‘Mid Mic Crisis’ mix. Regular sparring partners in clubs the world over, DRS’ trademark measured Mancuian flow rides perfectly atop on Intalex’s soulful selection with his baritone delivery sitting sweetly and filling out the dynamic range of the rolling selections which reportedly feature, in some form, material from DRS’ forthcoming second album, Mid Mic Crisis.
Basically it’s a glorious and specifically tailored 62 minute mixtape showcase of DRS’ potency as a host, an emcee and a vocalist. But it comes mixed by Intalex which more than hints at the level of quality it contains… two of Manchester’s finest in sterling form.
 Klute ft Klose – My Black & White (Calibre remix) [COMMERCIAL SUICIDE]  LSB – Leave [SOUL:R]  Marcus Intalex – Emergency
 Calibre – Bogeyman Bullshit
 FD – ICE 690 [SOUL:R]  Jubei ft DRS – The Puppeteer
 Chimpo – Out An Bad [EXIT]  Alix Perez – Gully Halves [EXIT]  Enei ft DRS – Count To Ten (remix)
 Dub Phizix – Salford John
 Marcus Intalex & Calibre ft Fox – Something Heavy
 Jubei & Consequence – Black Hornet [METALHEADZ]  Submorphics – Burnside Park [LIQUID V]  Anile – The Depths [SOUL:R]