Review: Next up from the Time Is Now team we dive into this stunning four track selection from Holloway, who delivers nothing short of a masterpiece. We begin our voyage into this one with 'Hold You Close', a super smooth garage hybrid driven by wavy guitar licks and a soulful vocal lead, followed by the more sub-orientated arrangement and bubbling percussive explosions of 'Bad Day's. From here, the vibes continue to expand as 'Homage 2 Claro' sees Holloway link up a selection of stuttered breakbeat inputs with swirling atmospheric pads and crunchy percussion, before 'MFCC' strips everything back for a good old fashioned 2-steppy roller, rounding this one off in style!
Review: Now is one the strongest periods in the history of UKG, at least over the last decade or so. The Time Is Now crew seem keen to get involved as they welcome Interplanetary Criminal inside for three wavy originals, kicking off with the nostalgic chord expressions and choppy breakbeat influxes of the wonderful 'Supreme Level'. Following this, we steer down a much more grunge route as 'Darkside' provides us with some sub-busting LFO warbles and classic 2-step rhythms, before the subtle yet potent subwork and minimal drum designs of 'The Way' rounds the EP off with a real dash of finesse for good measure.
Review: Well well, we do have something special here as Soul Mass Transit System deliver a pair of old school rollers, perfect for a refreshing dancefloor dip. We begin with the title track 'Tryna Take My Man Away' which combines a catchy, almost seductive sounding vocal sample with pleasing bass warbles and crispy drum structures with fantastic results. On the flipside to this, we then take in the sounds of 'Slapcrack' a proper throwback of a garage roller, again employing subtle LFO structures to a groovy bassline alongside well processed drums for an instant dance floor-ready slap.