Review: With the year drawing to a close, there is no doubt in anybody's minds that the Four40 team have put together another spectacular year of content. They have decided to celebrate this with another top notch compilation, with '11 Years Of Four40' exploring some of this year's biggest releases. The company the LP keeps is pretty outstanding, with the likes of Burt Cope, MPH, BWK Project, KASTLE, Jakobin, Papirus, Tuff Culture, Yemi and many many more all getting involved. As always with Four40 however, we have some very specific favourites we want to dive into, first off with Tee Vis & Phoebe Freya's super catchy singalong 'On You' absolutely smashing the charts at the time of its original release. We also can't miss our Royal Flush's fabulous rework of 'Gettin' Your Love' from George IV, WZA's Don't Wanna Give Up' and of course the Hybrid Theory rethink of 'Like You' from Blakk Habit, which to this day still receives reloads in the dances around the country. Another fabulous year for the Four40 crew!
Review: The quality and consistency of the Four40 release schedule over the last couple of years has been near enough unrivalled, especially when it comes to their incredible line of UKG drops. Next up from them we explore some of the best bits of that run. Just looking at the artists involved is enough to get any selector salivating as we see fantastic inclusions from Deadly Habitz, Patrick Kane, Kells, Yemi, Burt Cope, Vital Techniques and so many more. There are a couple on here that have really stood the test of time in our eyes, including the Hybrid Theory remix of Blakk Habit's 'Like You', which has been causing damage in the dances ever since the raves began to reopen. We would also include Joe Burger & Dread MC's wicked collab 'Vibe' in that list of top tier inclusions, alongside George IV's 'Gettin' Your Love' and of course 'Faithful' from BWK Project. More power to the Four40 crew, who continue to impress at every turn.
Review: As always, the infamous Four40 team appear to have arrived on top form, as they continue their foray in the realms of UKG, unearthing exciting new releases left, right and centre. This latest two-tracker sees the BWK Project return with a couple of sizzling creations, kicking off with the title track 'Blame Me'. This one is a sub-heavy ride through fuzzy melodics and tidy drum grooves, perfect for the sunshine season. On the flip, 'Don't Know' gives us a much more emotive feel, fusing engulfing sub-bass tones with a fluttering melodic bass with fabulous results. The consistency with which the Four40 squad have been operating within the garage realm is truly outstanding and we are loving every second of it!
Review: The reign of Four40 continues to roam freely across the new release section, with their incredible levels of consistency showing once again here with this exceptional three-tracker from BWK Project. We begin our dive with the minimal yet super-impactful sounds of 'Love Me', which kicks the EP off in flying fashion with its combination of subtle melodics and beautiful harmonies. Next, the groovy flavours continue with 'Faithful', another modern take on classic UKG ideals, before rounding off the project with 'Together', a much more sub-heavy roller, focussing on tidy melodic flicks and powerful basslines below of a bed of pleasing vocal chops. The whole release works a treat and is yet another successful selection from the Four40 team.