The latest release on Riva Starr's label comes from Daniel Dubb. With releases on Rejected and Area Remote, Dubb has a small but acclaimed catalogue, and now brings his talents to Brock Wild. "The Guardian" shows that the Canadian producer is an expert in providing fresh interpretations on classic house, with its sample-heavy groove, rolling snares and tough, dub beats sounding like the harder end of 90s Strictly Rhythm. The title track is more accessible; while Dubb once again deploys phased vocal samples to great effect, the groove isn't as heavy as "Guardian" and will appeal to mainstream DJs as much as it will to underground selectors.
Acclaimed DJ, producer and label boss Riva Starr is excited to announce the first release from his brand-new imprint, Brock Wild. The EP's title-named track kicks things off, serving up a free flowing, groove-laden cut that seamlessly blends elements of house, hip-hop and breakbeat. Encompassing an abundance of lo-fi Rasta-esque vocal samples, ferocious synth blasts and an excellent use of dub-style effects. Closing the EP is "Pull Up", featuring Amsterdam-based artist, Zanillya, one of the producers of Major Lazer and the Neptunes among others. The track begins with steady 4/4 groove and a deep sub bassline, gradually introducing several manipulated vocal snippets, a wealth of TR-909-laden percussion and other off-kilter effects throughout its six-minute duration.