Review: As one of the leading forces in bass music in the UK, it's always a monumental moment to hear that My Nu Leng have put together a new release. This project sees them take a seat on their own 'Maraki' imprint, showcasing their multigenre influences perfectly. The title track 'Junctions' is a perfect example of this, bringing together pounding UK bass themes with crunchy breakbeat additions, perfect for adding a bit of flavour to any dance. To follow this 'Super 8' kicks back with a bag of moogy bass energy, before Takura and Holy Goof join the party for some tearout antics on 'Gully'. Finally, we hear Madi Lane join forces with the Bristol based duo on 'Turn Around', a breaksy roller, packed with spacey emotional energy and smooth harmonies, rounding off this EP with a touch of class.
Review: As a label project, Maraki have gone from strength to strength over the last year or so, bringing together some top draw release projects from some of the most powerful artists working in and around the bass scene. Here we seem them introduce the legendary DJQ to the label, with his long awaited recreation of 'Senses' alongside the wavy vocal presence of Iyamah'. DJQ sends this one to the bassline chopper in typical style, pushing of lively synth leads and crispy drum arrangements, allowing Iyamah's vocal to shine. He makes a very welcome addition to the Maraki roster.