Newcomer D Base lands on Soul Revolution for another chapter of fine bass-driven dance music and speaker-rocking delight. He's only featured on a compilation before this, so we're happy to hear what he has to say with this new EP. As expected, it's nothing but pure pleasure from the first kick-drum, a beat which quickly weaves into a shuffly garage anthem. The two-step version is more broken but nonetheless garage-centred. Check it out, it's a bomb!
Mike Millrain knows how to make garage music, and here he delivers a cut focusing on all the hallmarks of the genre with a specific focus on bit-crushed vocals, which become rhythmically complete once the Carl Cox-esque groove section drops. Meanwhile Urban Myths craft Millrain's original into something much techier, providing a deep listen and suitable alternative. Two weapons for the weekend.
Mike Millrain's Soul Revolution is fast-becoming the number one hotspot for modern garage cuts and funky house belters, and Deep Step Part 2 provides another massive compilation from the label, with Millrain himself appearing on many different tracks throughout. The DJ South Central tunes are the stand-outs for us, bringing together elements of UK bass, house and even a touch of juke to get yourself moving sideways. Another must have for anyone into funky, brain-twisting floor funk!
Mike Millrain is a bona fide UKG don. The man behind scene-shaping label Nice N Ripe and the owner of about a million aliases (from D Base to G.O.D), if anyone can curate a compendium of seminal UK garage and two-step cuts, it's him. Each one of these cuts (all of which have enjoyed Mike's musicianship, production or guidance) rumbles, shudders, shakes and sasses with authentic turn-of-the-century naughtiness. From jungle referencing breakbeats of Heavyweight Kru's "Bad Ass Bass" to the sensual skanks of Large Joints' "Thinkin'" via the R&B charms of Fruity Loops' "Share The Love" and the lush euphoric instrumentation of D Base's "Love Is Deeper", Mike has put together a 27 track history lesson that really can't be faulted.
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