Review: Wow, what a year the Wang Records team were able to unleash upon us, despite all of the craziness of the world and the fact the events side of their brand has been left somewhat stranded. This new release follows on from a super impressive Christmas calendar of free releases and goodies, showing that the Wang team really are in this for the long run. Drinks On Me is the perfect person for them to therefore rely on to kick off the year as 'Exhale' combines wave after wave of well affected vocal chops with sweeping soundscapes and floating pad textures, all layered smoothly over some colourful drum designs to wrap up a certified banger. Wavy stuff!
Review: For Drinks On Me, 2020 has been a year of non-stop growth, maneuvering with ease among some of the biggest dance music labels in the country, this time landing on the impeccable Kiwi Rekordings for a spicy new single entitled 'Levitate'. This one is a homage to the oldschool-newschool fusion that the Kiwi gang seem to be so keen to push right about now, working choppy rhythmic slices and groovy vocal samples together with classic chord progressions and sliding bass tones with fabulous results. On remix duty, the one and only Oppidan arrives to give the track a slightly darker feel, layering system-busting reese basses into the mix with a much more 4x4 influenced sound. Lovely!
Review: As the next guests on our illustrious JunoDownload podcast, there was no way we could let this new two-tracker from Oppidan on the fabulous Steppers Club imprint pass us by without saying a few words. We begin with '0117', a crafty UKG groove, made into something very unique by it's catchy melodic drifts and well placed vocal pitches, showcasing just how ahead of her time Oppidan is proving to be. On the flip, we hear her collaborative nature rise to the surface as Drinks On Me joins the party for 'Cold', a scattered and experimental piece of garage creation, stacked with well designed vocal slices and groovy drum licks to put the finishing touches on a double drop. Fabulous work as per!
Review: With garage slowly but surely becoming the UK's most popular dance music export, we are seeing numerous labels step up to the plate to really establish themselves as genre leaders. Wang Records have been on an absolute spree across the past few months, with this latest heavyweight compilation being the cherry on the cake. Featuring a vast array of heavyweight names including Movement, Higgo, Hamdi, King Monday, Kobe JT, Logan and more, it most certainly packs a punch. For us, the highlights have to include Zero's surprisingly mellow 'Ross From The Mall' creation, alongside Drinks On Me's vibrant 'On Your Mind' original and the nostalgic chord expansions of MPH's 'Loop33'. Awesome work.