DJ Madd has come a long way since he dropped the inaugural release on the brand new Black Box label in 2009. His busy schedule has seen releases on the label Wheel & Deal and the Kryptic Minds-owned Osiris Music UK, as well as a steady stream of records on Black Box including two EP's and a mix CD. Coupled with weekly radio plays across Rinse FM, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra and Kiss FM, and a heavy gig list that has seen him travel regularly across Europe and beyond, DJ Madd has entered the upper levels of the dubstep fraternity, and is now ready to cement that position with his debut album. The Real & The Shadow is a perfect representation of the breadth of his sound - from the low-slung menace of the title track and the LX One-vocalled Program to the 808 stylings of Body Pop and the furious breaks of Junglist. Dancefloor bangers are balanced by sweeter moments such as Kyoto Station. No Tomorrow has the infamous Congo Natty member Rebel MC. This album represents a landmark both for Madd and Black Box, and delivers the quality that both artist and label have become known for. The vinyl version only includes 6 of the songs from the full 13 songs featured on the CD version. However, the vinyl is packaged with a copy of the full-length CD enclosed!