Inside The Ride: 28th – 30th Oct

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Don’t know where to get your fix of big basslines and gully riddims this weekend? We’ve rounded up our favourite lineups, nationwide, for fresh UK garage and bass music.

Friday:

Brighton – Echoes 002 [Champion, Murder He Wrote]

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Southampton – Fluid [Taiki Nulight, BLAIR]

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Bristol – Cubana [Room 2: Bushbaby, James Mannion, Inkline, Tengu, KXVU]

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Bristol – In:Motion [TQD, Holy Goof, Ahadadream]

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Leeds – Reminisce [Deadbeat UK, Mikey B, Livsey]

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Saturday:

Brighton – Supercharged [TQD, Moony, Distinkt, Bushbaby]

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Leicester – Beastwang #84 [Coki, Burgaboy]

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Sunday:

London – Radar Radio 2nd Birthday

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This is an RSVP only event. Please send your names to rsvp@radarradio.com. RSVP closes on 30th October at 17.00PM BST

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week 15-21st Oct

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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.

1. Deadly Habitz – Who’s The Badman [Articulate Sound x Pack London]

This week Articulate Sound and Pack London dropped one of the biggest bass music compilations (in size and quality) we’ve seen since Project Allout’s ‘Lengerz’ releases. This is our favourite pick from all 27 tracks. Channeling a speed garage vibe, the clunky, shuffling drums will have your head nodding straight away. The bassline consists of a raspy Reese which draws just enough attention to itself, allowing all the other elements to shine. An old school sounding organ interjects every now and then, along with laser sound effects. Those smooth female vocal chops are a treat too.

2. Cellardore – Get Right Inside

We’ve never seen anyone give away as much music, consistently, as Cellardore seems to. He’s back once again with another garage banger. One thing we love about Cellardore productions is the amount of space everything is given to breath. The drums shuffle along in almost a stop-start fashion, and the bassline fits the left over gaps like a glove. There’s a wicked organ stab that’s so subtle it’s almost acting as a piece of percussion rather than musical content, and the splashy sounding ride cymbal helps push things along nicely without being overbearing. To top it all off, how good is the MC sample?

3. Tru Fonix – Violet [Pack London]

It’s been a solid week for Pack London and this is their second tune on this list. This one is provided by Tru Fonix, and it’s sheer class. We were completely sold as soon as we heard the vocal on the intro. It really is beautiful, soothing almost, and nearly makes you forget you’re listening to something with a bite to it; definitely the most interesting vocal we’ve heard in a while. The lead organ is so crisp it’s ridiculous, with the riff itself being quite tense sounding. The bass fillers are brilliantly produced, the raspier one reminding us of Brighton bass don PVC’s work, and the drums are as solid as you’d want them to be, especially the varying rolls at the end of each 8 bar segment. ‘Violet’ is as slick as it gets, good job Tru Fonix.

4. Mind of a Dragon – Ego

You can tell a Mind of a Dragon tune straight away. Full, chunky sounding beats with seemingly random, yet perfectly fitting sound effects mixed in for percussion and bass sounds that seem to just have something ‘extra’ about them, but in such a subtle way. Ego, then, is very typically Mind of a Dragon and yet it isn’t really like his usual garage affairs. Over a 4-to-the-floor beat, a ridiculously catchy bass riff evolves over the course of the track. A couple of times along that journey, a lush, dreamy sounding pad brightly emerges then slowly filters away, as the professor-sounding voice guides you along. You would’t think ‘Ego’ was nearly 8 minutes long, but MOAD has expertly used his sound palette to keep things interesting for the duration. The bubble sound is genius too.

5. Barely Royal & Bunnie – Blessing [Punks Music]

Barely Royal & Bunnie are very quickly winning over the bass scene with their excellently produced, emotion-laden, monsters and it’s easy to see why their recent work is being heavily supported by My Nu Leng. ‘Blessing’ opens with a some gorgeous synth work, setting the emotional tone. It fits the vocal perfectly, which itself has some genius panning on it. Then all of sudden the bassline rips through. There’s so many bass sounds going on, but every single one sounds like it needs to be where it is. The breakdown is almost a sort of melancholic euphoria, and our favourite part of the tune, until dropping back into the crazily big bassline. The production standards are through the roof in all honesty and we don’t think it will be long until these guys blow up big time.

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Inside The Ride: 21st-23rd Oct

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Don’t know where to get your fix of big basslines and gully riddims this weekend? We’ve rounded up our favourite lineups, nationwide, for fresh UK garage and bass music.

Friday:

London – Garage Splash [Mike Delinquent, Junior Buzz, Smokey Bubblin B]

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Reading – Fluid [TQD, Masp]

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Nottingham – Phlexx [Wittyboy, Nadine, Darkzy]

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Manchester – Deep Fried 001 [Burgaboy, Ussy]

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Leeds – 1Forty [Cause & Affect, Champion, Skepsis]

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week 8 – 14th Oct

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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.

1. SMOAD – Only One [Forthcoming NM Recordings]

The mighty Mind of a Dragon has teamed up with Smokey Bubblin B for a full EP on NM Recordings and though the whole release is sounding large, ‘Only One’ is the stand out tune for us. An airy, sexy vocal is the main focus, as it slinks around a fat bassline and swinging drums. The chord stab is full and lush sounding and the euphoric piano in the breakdown adds even more depth. This is a certified bubbler.

2. Hovey – Desire [Forthcoming 3000 Bass]

There’s nothing quite like diva-ish vocals over garage, and ‘Desire’ by Hovey helps prove it. With some seriously good vocal chopping (we love the pitched up, echo laden wail), soft plucked strings and one bass sound in particular reminding us of Rip Groove, it’s clear Hovey knows how to take the sounds of the old school and turn them into something fresh. The breakdown is a definite hands in the air moment, and the variation on the second drop is solid. ‘Desire’ is gonna be in our sets for ages.

3. Wittyboy – Push It [For The Love of Garage]

Honestly we could have done a Top 5 Vocal Garage Bangers this week. With Wittyboy on the buttons for this one, ‘Push It’ sounds like the perfect tune for your favourite MC if it didn’t already have seriously slick vocals. Though it’s 2 step garage there’s definitely a grimey vibe to it. The bassline is greazy, and the stop-starting of the drums is genius. Wicked tune, almost too good to be free.

4.  GHSTGHSTGHST – Joyryder [Pack London]

We’re not quite sure how GHSTGHSTGHST is able to churn out so many bangers, but we’re definitely not complaining. The Nissi Beach EP (sick artwork by the way) is a throwback to old school garage, inspired by DJ EZ & MC PSG Live at Exposure and old Youtube videos of raves in Napa. On our pick, Joyryder, the chunky drums shuffle at speed, with the catchy main riff helping push them along. The reese during the breakdowns is proper sinister and the MC’s interjections at the end of each 8 bars adds variation, with an eery, almost dubby, echo. This one is gonna get rinsed by old heads and new.

5. 9Trane – I9LOO

Already getting support on this one from Trickstar and Radar Radio, 9Trane proves that less really can be more. A lot of people try to take on bootlegging Wiley’s classic instrumentals, and usually they’re not much cop. This, however, is gonna end up shutting down raves nationwide, all because of the biggest 1 note bassline we’ve ever heard in our lives. 9Trane has also freshened up the drums, including adding a particularly pleasing cowbell. Instant rewind, every time, guaranteed.

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Inside The Ride: 14th – 16th Oct

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Don’t know where to get your fix of big basslines and gully riddims this weekend? We’ve rounded up our favourite lineups, nationwide, for fresh UK garage and bass music.

Friday:

Brighton – Foreverland [Chris Lorenzo, Skepsis]

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Saturday

Bristol – Coconut Presents [Wu Yen, Phrixus]

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Oxford – Fluid x Switch [TQD, Swindle, Blair]

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London – Jungle Splash (Garage Arena) [Junior Buzz, Smokey ‘Bubblin’ B]

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week 1st -7th Oct

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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.

1. Tuff Culture – Different Story

We can’t help but feel Tuff Culture is gonna feature a lot on TFTotW. ‘Different Story’ is a different vibe entirely from the usually contrasting music by the Birmingham man. On a 2 step tip, a thick sounding chord x bass combo provide the foundation for Tuff Culture to have fun with the rest of the tune. There’s a piano that that flows, waterfall like, from ear to ear. The vocal is only one line, but is full of emotion. A trumpet occasionally comes to the fore, bringing with it a splash of jazz and the drums sound like they’ve been ripped straight from your favourite garage 12”.  Simply beautiful stuff from Tuff Culture.

2. Murder He Wrote – Halloween Riddim [Forthcoming RKS]

Murder He Wrote is killing it right now and this tune is further evidence people need to stand up and take notice. No word of a lie, we wheeled it the first 3 times it dropped. An absolutely silly bassline, and there’s almost a military feel about the drum work. There’s plenty of atmospherics to get you feeling anxious and presumably the track name comes from the old school movie sample, but this one will definitely be around for longer than just Halloween.

3. Tigs – Night Owl (On1 Remix) [Forthcoming Raw Tactics Records]

The first thing that stood out on this track was how slick the drums sounded. Really crisp with, a lovely reverb on the snare every 4 bars. The muted brass in the buildup works perfectly to create tension all the way up to the drop, and if you “listen keenly’ as instructed you’ll just about hear some rain in the background. The bassline is a womp-y affair, filling all the gaps left by the shuffling drums with a brilliant variation on the second drop. In all honesty, we’re not sure this could have been produced any better.

4. Daze Prism – Casma [Forthcoming Low Pitched Records]

We’re suckers for pitched vocals so Casma instantly caught our attention. A jungle inspired intro, with rolling drums and the bassline teasing in the background, you’d be forgiven for being surprised with the switch up 8 bars after the drop. It completely transforms the tune from bass heavy roller into all out stomper. As with most of Low Pitched’s catalogue, this is gonna end up being a staple in a lot of peoples sets.

5. Wölfe – Far 2 Long [Forthcoming Project Allout Records]

A coming together of Wölfe and Project Allout Records was always gonna be a mad release. There’s a slew of solid remixes but, for us, the original is the best of the bunch. The rolling organ riff would be wicked on its own but combining that with skippy 2 step drums and a the sassiest vocal we’ve heard for a minute, Wölfe are already on to a winner before the track has even dropped. The first drop is nasty enough, a series of throbs and wubs adding to the attitude of the vocal, but the second drop is where the best action is. The variation is genius, adding another burst of energy to the track.

Inside The Ride: 7th – 9th Oct

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Don’t know where to get your fix of big basslines and gully riddims this weekend? We’ve rounded up our favourite lineups, nationwide, for fresh UK garage and bass music.

Friday:

Brighton – Echoes 001 [Amy Becker, Murder He Wrote]

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Nottingham – Detonate Nottingham: Butterz [Preditah, CASisDEAD, Elijah & Skilliam]

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Manchester – The Metropolis Birthday [MJ Cole, T Q D, Champion, Barely Legal]

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Saturday:

Sheffield – In:flux 3rd Birthday [Killjoy, Thorpey, Wölfe, Forca]

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Guildford – RAW [Barely Legal, Barely Royal, Bunnie, Tengu]

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