Archive for UK Garage
Hybrid Theory (Four40 Records) reworks the once tense gritty bass anthem with smooth musicality and slick garage grooves over the top of crisp four to the floor drum patterns and percussion. Jamie George’s pitched down vocal throughout creates a dark soulful presence, and with the use of cool melodic synths and stabs, the track is transformed into an uplifting big room banger while still maintaining its original underground essence.
Hybrid Theorys remix, (which was originally made only as a one off for Jamie and Hannah Wants) was first previewed as part of Jamie Georges “Ones2Watch” mix for Urban Nerds, but with the great feedback received on the track, Jamie and Hybrid Theory only saw it fit to give it away as an exclusive free download to you.
SF based music and production crew MalLabel is proud to import this latest release from the cutting edge musical duo Self Fish – “Another.” Russian natives Nikolay Denisov (Nik) and Daria Mutovkina (Dasha) live over 100 miles apart and have never met face to face but joined forces over the internet o create an entity with a spirit of its own. With this, their 2nd EP, they take their lyrically infused dubs to a new deep and otherworldly level.
Once again Self Fish showcases their range and ability to keep dark music on the lighter side. “Another” is well balanced… Heavy in bass but sweet in nature. Both Nik and Dasha agree that groove and harmony are the most important elements of music and this clearly shines through in their production. The duo doesn’t ascribe to any genre limitations, keeping their tracks innovative and dynamic.
Soulful seductive female vocals are echoed by haunting synthetic robot growls. A cloudy sonic dreamscape is woven together with energetic and intricate rhythms. Alluring and ethereal yet driven with aggressive beats, this new album cleverly blends dubstep with elements of UK Garage and ambient 2-step… “Another” unlocks the dark and mysterious and carves grooves into the uplifting.
Last Japan joins the label, Space + Time (Sony), a roster which already includes Wookie and Alfie. Prior to joining S+T, Last Japan issued indisputably innovative releases on Bullet Train, LNUK, and Signal Life. As a DJ he has appeared numerous times on Rinse FM as well as Mixmag’s Lab Sessions.
Darsk EP is the forthcoming release from garage/grime producer, Last Japan. 5-tracks, inc. 2 vocals, one featuring a vocal from Merky ACE (“the new Prince of Grime” – MTV Iggy), the other featuring 2k (Kris Kiss).
Cover of Shanks & Bigfoot UK garage #1 hit ‘Sweet Like Chocolate’ by London based 20-year-old singer/songwriter Ego-Ella May
After kicking off their UK tour with a sell-out show at London’s XOYO, The Other Tribe are poised to run riot across their favourite stomping ground – the summer festival season – with performances at Glastonbury, Love Saves The Day, Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks, Blissfields, Beatherder, Farrfest, Secret Garden Party, Boardmastersand beyond.
The highest new entry on this week’s Cool Cuts chart, ‘Your Kisses’ is an instantly infectious slice of deep tribal house. The song follows recent free single, ‘We Should Be Dancing’, and will be available as an exclusive pre-order track for their next single, ‘My Girl’. The latest crop of new releases are bolstering a growing discography that includes previous tracks ‘Sing With Your Feet’ and their debut chart hit, ‘Skirts’.
Throughout the winter months, The Other Tribe have been bunkered down at their studio – a barn lost deep in the Bristol countryside where they all live – distilling their hedonistic live show into the tracks that will form their debut album.