Review: What more could we ask for eh? Roska and Serocee link up once again, this time for a dancehall delight entitled 'Intro', seeing Roska expand his production range yet again into a slower yet incredibly impactful bashment design. Serocee arrives with the perfect vocal for this one, providing a super rhythmic line which brings the whole track to life. Now, in addition to this, Zed Bias had to get involved, providing a sumptuous UKG flip of the original track, throwing Serocee's vocal into an autotune unit with some incredible results. Both versions of the track are instant killers in our opinion, adding two more crackers to the long list of RKAS bangers!
Review: What we have here is a fantastic selection and representation of the future of reggae music worldwide as the Nice Up! team unveil the fifth edition of 'Nice Up! The Session'. The release features some pretty top draw names, including the likes of Parly B, Gardna, Seanie T, Gappy Ranks and more. From the junglist flavours of Fleck's 'One Step At A Time' rethink, to the future dancehall delights of 'Bad Mi Bad' from XL Mad & Gappy Ranks, we witness the full breadth of reggae's development in 2019, with other favourites including DJ Madd's crispy rethink 'Chasing Dreams' from Rider Shafique & Precha, along with Folding City's experimental overhaul of 'My Yout' from 'Origin One & Irah'. Excellent stuff!
Review: Nu-dubstep spcialist Durkham Audio returns to Durkle Disco with some grimey disco-leaning vibes that blend just about all of the UK's best and more cut-throat sounds. "Masta Blastah" is a dirty, broken arrangement of hefty bass, stripped-back percussion, and bashment vocals, served to you on one fat groove! There's remixes, too, with Caski, Bromley and Mani Festo all dropping their own, bass-heavy, reinterpretations. Killah style!
Review: Birmingham badness here with the city's pre-eminent bass institution, Fourty40, bringing serious fiyah on the "Get Mad" EP from Metro Club. Heavy heavy club vibes abound on this one with Serocee delivering some fierce MC flow to this bouncy urban house explosion. Remix-wise Jamie George delivers a cool dancehall-inflicted roller, Jay Robinson gets well aggy on his harder hoover bass jam and South Royston get deep into an old skool acid house zone. Lastly DJ Cable explores the murky quagmire between dubstep and trap to evocative effect!
Review: Tomb Crew step into the limelight with their aggressively funky strain of house music on Four40 - a label most vividly known for their veritably UK approach. Title track, "The Sermon" is classic mashup of the highest calibre, with grizzly Jamaican vocals all-round and one belter of a bassline - watch the radio edit for an ever bumpier mixdown! "Wack Flues" is an instrumental of the same track, whilst Crown Duels put in a fine performance of the original - nutty low-end - along with Famous Emo and his grimed-out version and finally, Lucent's own vision - a monstrous, bass-driven squelcher! Hold tight, Serocee and Rubi Dan on the vocals!
Review: Bristol nu-funker Benn gets up close and dubwise on this horn-soaked party joint for Nice Up. Conjuring serious hype for the likes of Toddla T, Serocee's toasting talent is fine-tuned to the max as Benn tweaks the sizzling bass and slobbering drums. Remixes come in all shapes and sizes. King Yoof goes for the jugular with a super-swung breakbeat rub, Tomb Crew get lively on a tropical flex while Jstar adds a little dubstep fun. Get to know!