Review: Burt Cope and Wang Records? What an absolutely fabulous combination we have on our hands here as we welcome two of the brightest outfits in UKG. The single itself takes the title 'Desire' and forms itself into a blissful arrangement of colourful melodies, beautiful vocal additions and well processed drum chops. With the track constantly expanding across different rhythms and harmonies, this is a direction we are absolutely loving from Burt Cope and when the nightlife of the UK reopens, we can be sure to hear this brightening up evenings around the country.
Review: The consistency being shown by Leicester's own Wang Records has been nothing short of spectacular over the past few years, with this brand new link up with the rapidly rising sounds of Tenshu being a fantastic example of their ambition. The track takes the title 'Stones' and plays off a very notable violin sample, which when layered over smoothly processed drum beats and subtle sub-lines appears in a completely different light. It's a fantastic example of how to rework a memorable melody into something completely new and we simply can't get enough of it!
Review: As a very exciting follow up from their more UKG orientated launch, Wang Records are back at it again with a brand new bass compilation, showcasing some of the most exciting artists currently working in the UK as 'Arcade Invaders' lands with immediate impact. This one starts with a look at a killer combination as Tenshu & Dread MC join forces on the stripped back blippy roller entitled 'Storyteller', before NuBass & Deppz land with some super techy ideas on 'Jenga'. Next up, Inkline delivers as per with a uniquely metallic original entitled 'Brute Force', with Hoda putting the finishing touches on the project with the super smooth sub lines of 'Theory'.
Review: With garage slowly but surely becoming the UK's most popular dance music export, we are seeing numerous labels step up to the plate to really establish themselves as genre leaders. Wang Records have been on an absolute spree across the past few months, with this latest heavyweight compilation being the cherry on the cake. Featuring a vast array of heavyweight names including Movement, Higgo, Hamdi, King Monday, Kobe JT, Logan and more, it most certainly packs a punch. For us, the highlights have to include Zero's surprisingly mellow 'Ross From The Mall' creation, alongside Drinks On Me's vibrant 'On Your Mind' original and the nostalgic chord expansions of MPH's 'Loop33'. Awesome work.