Contains drum loops, chord hits, bass riffs, chord riffs, NI Massive chord one shots, MIDI, REX2, 24bit WAV & Apple loops focuses on deep house, classic house sounds, UK garage, nu skool garage and deep tech styles
It appears that for his second release on Slime, Sleezy has decided on a martial arts theme. There's nothing particularly oriental about "Shaolin" other than it being a lean, mean and disciplined slice of house though. "Curious" is more in keeping with Slime's bass objective - all deep and dark wobble growls with cowbells a-go-go and general moody warehouse vibes. Just how we like it!
GOD - "Kissing Game" (feat Frankie Paul - Large Joint Slappy mix) - (5:56) 131 BPM
Various - "Nice 'N' Ripe All Stars" (continuous DJ mix by Soul Clap) - (1:11:41) 123 BPM
A new mix from perennial party faves Soul Clap is always a cause for celebration, but there's something extra-special about this particular exercise in dancefloor nostalgia. Nice 'N' Ripe Allstars sees them revisit the bulging back catalogue of Grant Nelson's Nice 'N' Ripe label, an imprint that has tracked the rise, fall and subsequent rebirth of UK garage since its' birth in 1993. Soul Clap's mix - an action-packed 30-track affair featuring some of their own edits and remixes of classic cuts - does a great job in showcasing the best the label has to offer, flitting between early US garage style jams, loose soulful house, sturdy two-step, bass-heavy speed garage and the kind of long-lost jams which should be bitten by today's retro-minded house producers. In doing so, it offers an impeccable history lesson.
We love a good Sunday Roast, especially in a dark basement in the early hours of a Sunday morning! This latest release from the Reading bass fiend features five sizzling tracks that come with musical spuds n gravy. "Power" is a sultry skippy houser with that obvious, but genius vocal sample, "Temptations Take Me" is all sparse, bassy breaks and heavy breathing, "Squirtel" is even more minimal, bordering of deep tech (turned slinky UKF by Louie John) and "Sky" winds things up on a soulful techno tip. Bravo!