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!
Funky Dancefloor (Julian Sanza space disco mix) - (5:34) 118 BPM
Music Fever (Future Feelings remix) - (7:12) 123 BPM
Buenos Aires nu-disco label Heartbeat Revolutions dropped the Music Fever EP by Ccccchaves earlier this year. Now it's back in remixed form and sounding as good ever. "Dirty Disco" has been turned into glistening, synth drenched electro-disco by Phunktastike, "Funky Dancefloor" gets twisted into very early '80s Duran Duran (with plenty of killer slap bass) by Julian Sanza and finally the title track gets stretched into an irresistible seven-minute slab of percolating electro-disco-house by Future Feelings.
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 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.