Review: Within the release reviews we often discuss consistency and if there was ever a label that it applied to the most it is Strictly House And Garage. Since their inception as an imprint last year, they have barely put a foot wrong, with this latest six tracker from the ever-ready Daze Prism being a perfect example of that. We begin our journey into this one with a look at the smooth, warming chords within 'Burning' atop a colourful array of drums, before sliding into the futuristic percussive reverbs and winding sub structures of 'Header'. Next up we take in 'Just Get You' which combines nostalgic string notation with moderinzed crispy drum exploits, before 'Lazer' arrives with more catchy vocal chops to match. From here, 'Selekta' arrives with a lively set of drum moves and a catchy reese tone before we take in 'Shady', a slower groove that works perfectly to
round off the project with a bang.
Review: After bursting onto the UKG scene in 2019 with a serious bang, we have been looking forward to seeing what else Gru Var has to offer. This new release on the newly formed Strictly House & Garage imprint is a perfect showcase of their unique take on bass and garage, kicking off with the incredibly high energy arrangements of 'Beat Down', pulsing with moogy energy. Next up, we dive into the floaty woodwind textures of 'Home With Me', and shuffling bass grinds of 'Algor Riddim', before finishing up the EP with a look at 'A Mechanical Man', a stunning broken-beat UKG adventure through original dubstep themes and colourful drum designs. Awesome stuff!
Review: Following on from an extremely solid run of releases as the head of Project Allout, Skillzy unleashes a fantastic new selection under his new imprint 'Strictly House and Garage'. The line up is star-studded to say the least, welcoming UKG veterans such as Moony and Joedan leading the way, alongside heavyweight newcomers such as the extremely vibrant sounds of Weagle. There are a couple of serious stand outs on this one, with 'Don't Let Me Down' from Daze Prism providing a smooth 2-steppy box of delights, alongside YesEd's super high energy 'Steppin'. Lovely stuff