Saturday, 4 January 2014
With production driven by underground grimey, techno-orientated influences, Jam City has brought an innovative, unique sound to the UK Bass scene. The London-based producer is definitely one of my favourites right now and this is supported by his latest release: Night Slugs Club Constructions Vol.6. A somewhat dark, yet enticing EP, Club Constructions Vol.6 follows a similar path to it's predecessor - but with an obscure and brilliant twist to production. The pinnacle of the EP for me is 'Garlands', which merges dark snares, with a compelling synth to form a track that truly exemplifies the varied production in this modern era. If you'd like to check out the whole EP, it's available digitally from Boomkat here for a price of £3.50. A must cop for any avid UK bass/electronic fan. RR: 9/10.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
I present to you all: the best garage mix of the modern era (2005 onwards). Not only is the mixing impeccable (credit to Mr. Revealomaniac) - but the track list is perfect for every UK Garage fan in existence. Why is this? Because every song is produced/remixed by the massively influential (yet understated) UK Garage pioneer: Steve Gurley. Prepare to be guided through a soul-rectifying, 2-stepping journey of the finest of modern electronic music. The pinnacle of this mix for me is Steve Gurley's vocal mix of 'Spirit Of The Sun' - which in my opinion, is one of the most underrated UK Garage tracks of all-time. If you'd like to deviate away from your casual 'Pure Garage / Ministry of Sound' CD compilations and listen to a mix from a true pioneer, then look no further than this. RR: 10/10.
Friday, 20 December 2013
With the way Special Request (aka Paul Woolford) is pioneering a jungle revival right now (honourable mention to Zomby), I'm surprised he wasn't controlling the decks at Dreamscape'97 alongside Stevie Hyper D. With perfectly chopped vocals, melodic piano chords and old school junglist' percussion sounds - this is a must listen for all music enthusiasts. RR: 8.4/10.
Friday, 6 December 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
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