Review: It's another big week for UKG as one of the most productive imprints out there in Downplay return for another smokey three track display. This time around, we welcome the lively sounds of BruvBruv to the table to unleash some tidy arrangements, kicking off with the uniquely designed rhythms and moog slaps of 'SSL Channel Drip'. From here, 'SM5weight' then switches the pace significantly, focussing in on squelchy LFO plucks and scattered rhythmic arrangements, before Angus Green puts the finishing touches on the project with his sunshine-driven redesign of 'SM5weight', one of our favourite garage remixes this year!
Review: The reign of Four40 continues to roll out as they make a drift back towards a more grime-influenced sound on this weighty new threetracker from Doc Zee & Griz-O. We begin with the thumping, dancefloor ready drum dives of 'Eski Flava', which takes hypnotic pads and groovy 2-step percussion and fuses it with Griz-O's catchy lyricism with fantastic results. From here 'Troublesome' sees Doc Zee ride out solo, upping the pace with a much quicker garage-style composition, pushed forward by a lethal sub-bass and clinky drum slides. Finally, we take in the raucous breakbeat VIP energy of 'Eski Flava', rounding us off with a bang!