Review: As one of the most exciting names to step into the UK bass scene in recent times, Affiliate team up with the vibrant vocal expressions of Dakota Sixx for a summer inspired reesey anthem by the name of 'Change Your Mind'. This one is perfect for festival season as emotive lead synths march ahead amidst crispy skippy drums working perfectly together.
Review: So far in 2018, Affiliate seem to be having a standout year with an incredible collection of releases already on the table. For this new belter entitled 'Night Shift' they return to the Saucy imprint, who have also made a cracking start to the year. This one is perfect for the festival season as stunning layers of reesey goodness bounce off sharp drums and TZ's beautiful vocal layers for a real party starter. For us this is a track we can see being spun from house parties to the main stages.
Review: Better known as one-half of Se7en Deadly Breaks, Aaron K is developing a strong reputation for his own solo work too. Saucy Records have certainly clocked this and have signed him up for new tune "Everything". The original sees Joe Peng (frontman of Laid Blak) and K-pop singer Tita Lau electrically combine on this rolling ragga-garage anthem. AK reworks his own track again in the soft and synthier 808 Steppa mix. Last but not least, Kurse closes proceedings with an epic, string-sample-heavy rave-tinged version.
Review: Let's be honest, there aren't many projects ticking as many boxes within the bass music community as Saucy Records at the moment. They make their return alongside UK bass producer: Arka for an absolute piledriver of a riddim. Going by the name of "System" this one works a selection of breaksy drum patterns, expertly crafted bass synths and sparsely sprinkled reeses into a magnificent cocktail. This is definitely one for the bass heads to get their hands on ASAP.
Review: Lighters up! Barely Royal returns to Saucy with the truly epic "Fire In The Dark" as LO surges with arresting vocals and layers of dreamy orchestration and cinematic euphoria. The original rolls very much like an old Hybrid cut while the VIP uses the same vibrant intro before plunging us into a lake of gully. Remix highlights include Taim's happy-slapping bass house jacker and Pola & Bryson's liquid gem. Fiery.
Review: It seems that Barely Royal and Saucy have cooked us up a masterful collaborative cocktail on this brand new six tracker. Made up entirely of high profile pairings, "The Alliance" sees Barely Royal team up with Bushbaby, PVC, Pelikann, Distro, Negativ and Taim with each track being a standalone monster. Our favourites would have to be the lethal combination with PVC entitled "So In Love" which features additional vocals from Abi F Jones, along with Distro's appearance on "Gun Up". It would be a crime to not also big up the three way collaboration with Bushbaby, Dread and Grove named "Light It".
Review: The infamous Saucy Records serve up another sumptuous slice of bass brilliance with this one as regulars Barely Royal team up with man of the minute Bushbaby on ?Light It?. Both production outfits bring their own selection of spices to the table, fusing lethal bass sounds and reeses with sharp drum patterns perfectly alongside sprinklings of vocal finesse from Dread and Grove. Fantastic stuff!
Review: Within the UK's bass music circle Barely Royal, Negativ and Bunnie have all been making serious waves, cementing themselves as some of the scene's most exciting names. They combine on this powerhouse track named "Eclipse" to great effect. There is a underlying neuro theme as reesey synths slither away around super crispy drum selection and intense 4x4 rhythms. This one is a real pleasure to hear featured on a set list. Great stuff!
Review: Occupational therapy: Birmingham badman developMENT delivers two gully strutters for the bass house cognoscenti. "My Occupation" ignites with a dizzying blend of musical references before leaning back on classic garage keys and eventually leaping forward with his trademark sludgy low end riffage. "Dem Boy Sound" eschews the silky keys for a much darker romp that's dented with MC samples. Heavyweight.
Review: Saucy have dubbed Dosage as being 'one of the most technically gifted blossoming producers the UK has to offer' and they're not wrong. Here we get to find out, starting with the celebratory fizz of the totally funky disco-house jam "Panama Peppers". The latter quickly gets disfigured for life by evil genius Kursa who brings some scary bass fire to the tune. "Reaper" continues the dark vibes with more of a dubby ghetto sound which is turned into a sleazy after-hours classic by Echoes & Knight. Finally Dosage teams up with Ricin for the harder bass and breaks attack of "Ishmael".
Review: For this one, the electric imprint that is Saucy Records team up with Echo Knight for a high pressure breakbeat spectacular which goes by the name of 'Jawz'. If you like gritty dance music, look no further than this, as collosull layers of widened reese bass weave their way around the mix amidst funky drum arrangements, dark vocal sampling and a dashing of cowbell for good measure. Great stuff yet again from the Saucy imprint!
Review: Bristol's Fish is back on UK imprint Saucy, presenting some junglist fire on "Calling" keeping the original sprit of '95 alive on this savage and steppin' tribute from the darkside. Timestretched and chopped up amens, hard sub bass and hardcore samples are all there, trust us. There's a bunch of great remixes that stay on the nostalgist tip too: NYC's Doctor Jeep gives the track an absolutely fierce techstep remix reminiscent of old No U-Turn classics from '97. Habitat gives the track a wonky speed garage remix circa '98. But Nottingham's Killjoy gives the track a modern sci-fi urban take reminiscent of Evian Christ which is rather curious. OH91's Blue Alize Touch remix also stays on the modern tip, giving it a nice and sultry deep house remake.
Review: Originally Featured on the second installment of the Saucy Selections compilation series, Grande's arresting anthem "N.O.S." generated a lot of positive attention. Having been supported by the likes of MistaJam, My Nu Leng, Kissy Sell Out, Spekktrum and B-Traits, it's now time for the remixes. Dosage opts for end-of-the-world dub-trap and Inkline delivers some heavy, heavy 4x4 wobble. However it's a photo finish between Libra and the original for who's got the coolest, nastiest, laser-bass attack...and we think its too close to call.
Review: The Saucy imprint is on its way to establishing itself as a new source of quality, reliable bass music for the corner dwellers aka dubstep aficionados aka bassboys. Hot Goods debuts on the label with a bunch of direct, straight-up bruisers made for the dancefloor, and "1944" acts like the first missile shot in what quickly transforms into a rather menacing dance EP; WATSN's remix of the tune bridges the gap between techno, dubstep and electro house in a rather excellent manner. "Shogun" adds a little garage flavor to the producer's clearly audible grime fascination, whereas "Ghoul" heads straight for the tech-house formula with its steely percussion roll, and highly stripped back bass bumps.
Review: Saucy's ever-tasty tones get tangier by the release. Jackal's heads-down breakbeat swinger is proof. Coming on strong like a Bassbin Twins roller (think earlier noughties, Botchit-style) it's got enough tech and bass beef to satisfy all manner of genres. As have the remixes from Jaquo George (rolling tech) and Pelikann (tripped out warped bass thunder). "Underscore", meanwhile, sees Jackal get sassy on a classic electro b-boy break with sultry vocal samples and a gruff bassline that makes itself known gradually throughout the track. Think a deeper "Doomsnight" and you get the idea. Remix-wise Distinct adds ten tonne of subby flab to the kicks while Libra takes us into bubbly deep house territory. Clearly Jackal and Saucy are not making up the numbers.
Review: Joedan is one of those British artists who can deliver just about anything in the studio, and his productions have taken him from house to garage, and even a little bit of glitchy d&b. "Pacific Swag" is more representative of the former and, in fact, its bass wobbles make it the perfect garage hybrid for 2015 - bound to get more than a few rewinds and some serious movement on the dancefloor. Boy Martel rewires the original into a broken beat mutant, all semi breaks and subbass, while Mij Mack sticks to the garage, but does so in a kind of offbeat, Mr Oizo method. "Approach Riddim" is the oddball tune, a strange tribal dance to the street Gods, and "No Stopping Us" takes us way back to the early 2000's, a time when garage and grime were first infusing, and peeps were pressing dubs all over the shop. Heavy!
Review: London duo Karl Vincent & Tee have a reputation for slaying parties with some serious bass productions. It seems word has reached Saucy Records as they have snapped them up for this new EP featuring three original tracks, a collaboration and a remix. The title track features some pretty hard mechanical tribal action whilst the ominous "Warning" features lots of sinister effects and lasers. "Party Over" marries 2-step beats with some mean wobble vibes and "Dimitri" goes down a slightly lighter garage route. WATSN also appears to add some hyperactive synths and short-of breath rhythms for his remarkable remix.
Review: We're willing to beat that Khesis's DJ sets are energy-packed spectacles that appeal to those who like their dance music choppy, thrusting and bass-heavy. That's certainly what the young Hungarian producer delivers on this all-action EP for Saucy. Opener "Shards" sees him add woozy stabs and fuzzy background samples to a metallic, UK-funky influenced rhythm track, while "Slingshot" is a post-dubstep roller full of intergalactic electronics and alien motifs. Two-step UK garage beats provide the foundation for bass-heavy shuffler "Real Strong", before saucer-eyed vocal samples and dreamy chords come to the fore on the thrillingly low-slung "Nothing Lost".
Review: You don't need to go to the big smoke to hear the latest cutting edge sounds. Don't believe us? Well look no further than the far-flung reaches of Devon for proof. Hailing from Totnes, Libra makes the kind of head-spinning, foot-stepping hybrid house that reconfigures garage into a whole new 21st century form of dance. "Need Your Love" recalls the trippier end of deep 90s vocal house, with cosmic digital sprays and loopy organ riffs. Remix-wise Archive UK takes us into boomy, doomy DnB-meets-dubstep territory, whilst Tickles gives us some moody 2-step with an extra helping of wobble for good measure.
Review: Liverpudlian bass demon, Lucent, is a regular on myriad dance music compilations. In other words his sounds reverberate around the globe. Here he conjures up a demonically warped breaks anthem with soulful diva vocals and a seriously mangled bassline. There's also a selection of remixes by some key names of the scene: Jaqou George rocks up with some laser shoot-out percussion and nasty stabbing bass, Pelikann adds a certain dreaminess to the 4/4 madness, the legendary Rico Tubbs brings his trademark energy-wobble to the party and Selekta wraps things up with some deep killer UKF.
Review: Fresh from a little gully foolery on Stanton Warriors' Punks, Midnight Phulin steps over to Saucy with another out-and-out club thumper. Chunky kicks and bellowing bass complete with mic damage from Tyler Clacey, there's a real grimy momentum throughout. Remix-wise Barely Royal & Bunnie flip the switch as they ride from soothing wavey intro to a gritty two-step and back again, Revaux provides the essential 170 switch up while Tall Order supersize the chunk with a real cheek-slapping house twist. One killer original, three ace diversions - Saucy continue to smash it.