Review: What a time it is for UKG, with multiple revival movements taking place left right and centre. Due to this awesome influx of new energy, labels such as Strictly Flava have been able to emerge and shine with a string of high quality releases, including this latest edition from Kobe JT and Minista. This one kicks off with the heavenly tones of 'Ur Love', which is packed full of emotive energy, driven by deliciously smooth sub expanses and a plethora of melodic elements. This one also comes with a high profile remix from Brighton's own Movement, who switches the track up into a classic 2-step format, ushering forth grimey LFO movements and sharp drum designs.
Review: Strictly Flava are at it again here as they unleash another bag of highly anticipated remixes, this time bringing back a bag of classics from the likes of Kobe JT, Minista, Scott Diaz and Witchdoctor, some of the labels most popular roster members. Firstly we hear GE's fantastic rework of 'Ur Love', a colourful rebuild packed with bouncy drumwork, followed by a super skippy remix of Scott Diaz's 'On High' from Fizzikx. Witchdoctor is next for the chop as Earthnut steps up for first for a lethal rethink of 'From The Inside', followed by KXVU's funky twissup of 'Piranha'. Excellent work as per from the Strictly Flava team.
Review: We thought it was going to be the case that Four40 kicked up another storm before the year was out, and we have been proven right as we jump into this top notch compilation project, primarily assembled by the UKG legend that is Smokey Bubblin B. We can see this one's quality just by perusing the tracklist, as we see top names such as Mistakay, Kastle, Mind Of A Dragon, Royal Flush and more all make their way onto the project. It in fact covers such a wide range of garage music it is difficult to define simply, from the minimal, skippy designs of Perception's 'You Make', to the more futuristic bass instrumentation and design of Tuff Culture's 'Carbon', with Doctor Nick's inspired remix of 'Mind Slip' by SMOAD being a particular stand out.