Review: We have been singing the praises of the 2TUF4U imprint for a fair few weeks now, but this latest release takes that to an entirely new level as they unveil a phenomenal 30 track selection featuring heavyweights such as Mad Tuff Project, Leanne Louise, Don Oliver, Kele Le Roc, Gary Esson, DIY and a tonne more. It's a pretty monumental project, showcasing the best of the combination between old and new UK garage in it's richest formats. Despite the tracklisting being super stacked, our highlights would have to include the dreamy landscapes of Undertone's Instant Mood Vocal mix of 'Let It Be' from Xavier, alongside Solution's Doctor dub mix of 'You', put together originally by the exceptional combo of Fully Loaded Project, Karl Brown & Todd Edwards. What a legendary compilation this really is.
Review: 'Music that hits you in the gut and rattles your bones' says Holding Hands about what they release, "music that makes the end of your nose itch". The London label look to the streets of '90s Baltimore this time by reissuing some undercover house and breaks from Gargoyle Records' back catalogue, which from here on will be known as classics. Hand picked by the connoisseurs over at Holding Hands, all these tracks first landed in 1995 with the phasers and delay phresh as phuck alongside some class delay techniques to full effect in "Dig It Beats". Find your euphoric acid in "Filter Funkard" and for some more mellow, cosmic and east coast vibes check out the previously unreleased "Do You Believe" alongside the raw, boomy beats and house stabs of "Danceaholic". Alienage, get to know.