Exactly what it says on the tin; we share with you (in no particular order) our 5 favourite musical findings over the past 7 days.
Wittyboy and Bru-C have combined on this Metal Gear Solid-sampling monster. Bru-C delivers the goods on the mic once again, providing plenty of catchy content and clever bars. On the buttons, Wittyboy has gone for an assortment of aggy, screeching, basses over a hefty 4×4 beat. Wicked track with loads of remix potential which we’re sure will be obliged at some point.
2. P Jam ft Hannah Rae – Hand On My Heart [Forthcoming Project Allout Records]
‘Hand On My Heart’ is a beautifully dreamy breaks tune from the minds of P Jam and Hannah Rae. P Jam compliments Hannah’s vocals perfectly with lush pads and pianos, crisp breaks and an earthy Reese…up until the drop at least. The pad soon gives way to a monster of a bassline and the breaks toughen up, providing a wicked contrast. Top notch production and all of the remixes are sick too.
3. Skue-K – E-Talking [Gassed Bristol]
‘It’s not you, it’s the E talking’, the sample from Skue-K’s latest banger tries to convince you. There’s absolutely nothing subtle about this track, and that’s what we love about it. Chunky, upfront drums (seriously, even the hi hat sounds big) and a combination of crunchy basses worthy of your best bass face makeup the bulk of the track, with a 2nd drop equally as devastating as the first. Can’t believe it’s a free download!
4. Vital Techniques – Cloud 9 [Forthcoming Second To None Music]
‘Cloud 9’ is quite possibly the most reserved track we’ve heard from Vital Techniques and it’s still large. There’s something extremely satisfying about a well produced, well mixed Reese bass and this is as good as example as any. The Reese trades blows with a more brassy sounding bass and an earthy womp over a 2 step beat, with interjections from rnb-esque vocal and MC snippets filling out this vibey roller.
What happens when 2 of the sickest UK Funky producers team up for an EP? You get mad tunes like Flame Grilled, thats what. With drums so tough they’ll take your lunch money and a bassline that’ll leave you wondering where you are and what you were doing, this tune is less Flame Grilled, more straight up fire. The bit-crushed bass on the second drop is so sick, and the pads on the breakdowns sound like they’ve come straight from a sci-fi horror film. If you don’t wheel this at least twice, you’re not playing it right.