Review: Following on from a pair of very solid introductory releases, the unstoppable duo of Matt Jam Lamont and Echelon return to what they do best on their home imprint of Undagrnd Freqz, this time welcoming Radz into the collaboration zone for a vibrant bubbler entitled 'What You Need'. This one is yet another perfect blend of the old and new as nostalgic chord flutters and old school vocal slicing give some immediate depth, alongside a super clean mixdown and unpredictable horn stabs for good measure. This one also comes complete with a fabulous TuffCulture remix, adding a whole new dimension to this fabulous new single!
Review: Since launching the Unagrnd Freqz imprint towards the start of the year, Matt Jam Lamont and Echelon have been on an absolute killing spree, with this band new single alongside Loa giving us a perfect example of the consistency they have been delivering with. This one takes the title 'Games' and is an instant club-ready hit, as Loa's catchy, classic sounding original vocals deliver a real sense of nostalgia atop Lamont & Echelon's well designed garage instrumental, stuffed full of sparky keyboard riffs and potent sub energy. This one also comes complete with a spicy dub mix and a radio-designated edit for good measure.
Review: Following on from a very impactful debut release, the Undagrnd Freqz team of Matt Jam Lamont and Echelon are back at it again with two more summer-ready grooves. We begin with the nostalgic sample slicing and pulsating rhythmic designs of 'Freqz Groove', which conjures up images of early garage parties with it's sliding basslines and syncopated melodic inputs. On the flip, 'Wrapped Up' deploys more fabulous vocal manipulation with catchy string plucks to add a fantastic level of variation between this and the title track, making the pair a very interesting matchup indeed. Fabulous stuff from start to finish!
Review: We really hope everyone out there is enjoying this new wave of UKG as much as we are here at Juno Download. The sunshine flavours are extremely prominent at the moment, especially within this wonderful new release from Matt Jam Lamont and Echelon, who deliver a fabulous four track selection to the newly launched Undagrnd Freqz imprint. With these two featuring on every track, we are also given four guest features, the first of which comes from Aki on the incredibly vibrant sub rolls and vocal slices of 'Every Step'. This is followed by the wonderful Shosh getting involved on the more mellow moogy bass rolls of 'Let U Know' before Yemi arrives with a bag of melodic punch with his inputs to 'Treat Ting Me'. Finally, the ever-ready Smokey Bubblin' B arrives with a typically colourful sack of energy, providing the perfect touches to round us off in style!
Review: It's a remix affair on Strictly Flava this week, and the label has done very well in picking up exactly the right sort of talented needed to shake things up a bit. In case you didn't know, these playaz play the game very well - the nu-school garage game, that is! As such, Bad Habit comes through with some fine-ass dusty house beats on his opening two remixes of Scott Diaz and Kay Barnett, and the same thing goes for Doctor Nick, Solution, Prescribe Da Vibe, and every other garage wizard on this tasty little comp. Well, thank God there's some badboys out there carrying forth the garage gospel. Word.