Looking forward to the releases coming up in the first two weeks of February? Here’s a selection of some tracks soon to drop that are colder than the February freeze.
KIRK SPENCER – YOU’RE GONE
Kirk Spencer has consistently shown copious amounts of productive skill and even further, the ability to create great music. With such an ability to draw on his travel broadened attributes, in this track, Spencer effortlessly incorporates Indian melody above high octane kicks and a ripping bassline which reminded me of Sam Interface’s Underground on R&S. Displaying Spencer’s prowess, You’re Gone is all brought together with an English vocal to create a track worthy of listening to on repeat. Click here to Listen / Buy the release on State 51 Conspiracy
RENZYX – COSMIC
Cosmic is an aptly named EP with sounds throughout that transport the listener to an out of this world vision. On that Astral journey, Happier will leave you floating amongst the wonder and beauty of the galaxy. Melodically synth lead with Jazz flicks, an understated vocal run and warm bassline, this is sure to lift any mood. Coming from Campinas, Brazil, Renzyx released a remix of Post Malone’s I Fall Apart which brought him much success and attention. Check out this EP on massive festival contributor, Vibez Sounds. Listen / Buy
KOBE JT / GHSTLY XXVII – DOING IT MAJOR
The garage bangers keep on rolling in. This heavyweight smash comes complete with exhilarating lyrics from West London Grime don Ghstly XXVII who reinvents himself in these bars. The 2 step beat catches the attention, matched with a minimalist production and spaced out lyrics, this one is an out and out feel good track. Teaming up with the hugely respected Wang records, where Kobe JT released Deep House track You Could Never last year, it is guaranteed to be a smash. Wang kept the releases coming in 2020 and are showing that 21 is still going to be their year. Listen / Buy
BASIC / CABASA – YOUNG BLOOD
Take a listen to 66 Order, a mood heavy track with muted warning sirens running throughout. To truly imagine the eerie tones, you must picture yourself running away from an Armageddon wielding cyborg through dense forestry, knowing that it is a superior being. Fast paced, energetic and fearsome, this whole EP sounds like a battle or at least negotiation with a whole different species. Check this on Intramuros Records. Listen / Buy
STONES TARO – LOST CITY ARCHIVES VOLUME 4
Drawing for Lost City Archives Volume 4. This time they have teamed up with Kyoto based Stones Taro for a mash up the place, club floor tear out. The whole volume is full of festival ready breaks which nod to the rave era. Mint is fully jammed with atmosphere, endless breaks and sound clash samples. A brilliant continuation to the previous Lost City Archives volumes. Listen / Buy
Blemish spent 2020 reviewing Bass music releases by picking a highlight each week. His video reviews carried much needed uplifting messages which was a precursor to him playing a Bass heavy guest mix during the Heartless Crew’s show on BBC 1Xtra as a feel good set during the first lockdown. In addition, Blemish hosted some well watched interviews with future thinking producers such as DJ Eggs Legs, Kamran and turntablist Kypski. Blemish is excited about joining the UKBM team and endeavours to highlight new Bass releases to watch out for in a new feature, The Bass Drop.