Nu Wave haven't stopped since their launch in January: they're on a mission to showcase "future genre house & garage and bass music" to the world and they're doing a good job of it so far! Spring Elements presents two new tracks from label bosses Deckstar aka Dean Gillen (the sparse 4 x 4 bass monster "Wondering") and Steve Brooke (the wobble-heavy diva rave of "Need 2 Tell You"). Labelmate Lee Martin also joins the party with the R&B-sampling deep garage banger, "Wanna Be".
The releases from Unknown To The Unknown's new offshoot Hot Haus, are starting to arrive. Again run by DJ Haus, HH's over-riding vibe so far is that of garage pure and simple. This release basically takes iconic retro sounds of 90s UKG and reapplies them to a more contemporary template. "Made It Through" combines chopped up female vocals with a rolling 4 x 4 backdrop and a bassline that is a very close cousin of Reel 2 Real's I Like To Move It. Checan steps in to make everything more doomy with murky bass and raw, slamming warehouse beats.