Review: It's got the point with Four40 releases that we already know we are going to enjoy what's on offer, with this brand new drop from the ever-ready Kells being yet another fantastic edition to their ever-expanding catalogue of garage goodness. We begin our dive into this two tracker with the pleasing chord progressions and glittering percussive plucks of 'Ghost Dispatch', giving us some classic-sounding flavour for a real kick-start. On the flipside, 'Speed Dial' delivers something a little bit deeper, as futuristic, almost aquatic sounding bass warbles take the starring role. It's a tidy drop to say the least!
Review: We are always thrilled to see another Downplay original release land in our store, with the entirety of the Slime Recordings family constantly delivering top quality creations. This latest selection sees label regular Kells unveil a pair of sumptuous UKG designs, kicking off with the swirling synthesizer action and unpredictable vocal chops of 'Flinch', which kick starts the EP with instant good vibes. Next, we find ourselves diving down a much more acidic alley as 'Extra Faff' takes the production levels to a whole new plateau, before Yemi joins the party to round things off in style with super groovy rethink of 'Flinch' for good measure!
Review: Ah, Downplay, what a beautiful gem of a catalogue these guys are developing as they continue their hot streak with this latest three track delight from Kells. We kick off with the title track which takes the name 'A Girl', an incredibly vibrant UKG fist pumper, filled with smooth subby energies and classy vocal finesse, glued together with delicate chord melodies and tasty harmonic structures. On the flip, 'Dreeper' gives us something different, lacing euphoric rave chords with shimmering reverberations over a delightful backdrop of groovy drum arcs. Finally, Earthnut arrive just in time to provide a typically techy rethink of 'A Girl', adding the ideal finishing touches.