Review: Rinse FM favourite A Motion is back delivering a unique, forward-looking fusion of classic speed garage and two-step. The You Know EP features four new bangers in this ilk, all peppered with further sonic elements. The spartan title-track mixes melodic wobble bass and floaty female vocals, "Close Your Eyes" features mean bass growls under hypnotic vocals melodies, "Locked" introduces spacey rave pads and "What You Do" integrates '90s house organs with raw tw-step friskiness. Fierce!
Review: The DPM label may only be two releases deep, but they know how to spot a killer track. "Chills", the latest "garage 2.0" slammer from A. Motion, has received regular plays on Rinse FM over the last six months following Royal T's decision to champion it earlier in the year. Despite the title, it's actually a rather warming concoction, with toasty organ stabs and a sturdy rhythm that sits somewhere between two-step and classic speed garage providing the main talking points. A thunderous sub bassline, choice vocal samples and UK Funky-style melodies complete a heavy, floor-friendly workout. Moony remixes, turning the sprightly, light-footed original into a surging chunk of revivalist speed garage.
Review: Tumble Audio has been providing us with seriously killer bass music for a few years now, and here they celebrate reaching their tenth release by recruiting Roadman Joel to curate a selection of the kind of seriously heavy tunes you might expect to hear at one of their many label nights. There's a whopping 18 tracks on here covering a wide spectrum of British urban dance music, including Majora's ridiculously amazing tribal UKF monster "T&C's", A Motion's ghetto 2-step hybrid "Back In Your Love" and Sentiment's wobble-heavy tropical jam, "Change You".