Bruck out and gwarn bad! Up and coming producer Abzzy has new artillery to test your subwoofer's capabilities. Having released recently on Garage stalwarts Four40 & U Wot Blud, breakbeat innovators Hot Cakes Bass makes an intriguing home for his latest offering. However the new stable makes total sense when you hear the moody low pass filtered amen breaks breakdown on the intro for "The Gyaldem". The drop hits so hard you would think it was intravenously administered, screw face inducing 4x4 Garage. The formula is the same on the flipside "The Hunt" as intermittent bars from vocal talent Patch Edison pepper what is a punishing bassline.
It's a West Mids ting as bassline don Bassboy links up with up and coming duo TC4 (another name in the endless list of next generation producers coming from the region, it is a serious hotbed for talent right now). TC4's influence seems to be a calming one as Bassboy slows the pace and lets the groove do the talking on "Zola". Given the exotic vocal we doubt that this is a tribute to the little Italian footballing maestro, nevertheless it displays just as much flair, flicks and tricks as the diminutive striker did in his prime. Tribal house rhythms and UK funky flavours with just an air of US Garage in there. If this is what we can expect from Roska's RKS Dubz moving forward then the sub label might just become the primary brand!
The Sheff City boys are back with 12 high calorie teatime treats all smothered in basslines that are thicker than chippy gravy! If Chip Shop vol 1 announced Chip Butty Recs as the new leading light of the 4x4 Garage sound, then volume 2 suggests that they plan to keep the heat on high at the fryery. Founding members deliver the on-point bangers that we have come to expect from them but it is the newcomers that bring the real sizzlers here; Rico Tibbs ascends to the skies with uplifting rave pianos on "Warning" Judge Chucky draws for the distortion on breakbeat-techno-bass hybrid "Customer Service". While Rolls Royce opts for an old school flex that we would love to see revived this summer festival season. Not a single dud spud in the batch!
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