With everything that’s going on in the world right now, the recent bank holiday season was without doubt much needed, allowing us all to unplug if only just for a few days.
There many incredible releases during this period but here’s five that we found particularly special.
MARKEE LEDGE – FEEL ALIVE
Bristol-based UK dance music stalwart Markee Ledge comes correct with his brand new release Feel Alive. Featuring his band Kosheen, known for their 2001 hit Hide U, Feel Alive is a meditative, melodic and emotional Drum & Bass roller guaranteed to whisk you away, not only with its masterful production but also with its beautiful vocal works which complement it so well. Listen / Buy
HOLLOWAY – ROUND’ERE
Holloway is without doubt one of our favourite producers right now. Following his recent 140 bpm leaning release on Earful Of Wax, we find the London-based artist back on a UKG tip with his first solo release Hardline Sounds. Round’ere swings, shuffles and bursts out of the speakers and is a class example of brilliantly done, moody 2-step with plenty of soul. Buy/listen.
DOMINUS, DAFFY & RIKO DAN – WARLORD
Dominus, Daffy & Riko Dan. When you see those three names on the record, you know it’s going to be good. Good in this case however, is an understatement. The inaugural release on TWELVEZ, a new label from ec2a’s Dr Dubplate, Warlord is a big bad & heavy 140 banger from two of the best up and coming producers and a legendary MC who needs little introduction. Badness! Buy/listen.
XANDER / PUPA NUGS – XANDER VS PUPA NUGS
Liverpool bass music outlet Outhouse Sounds, known for their wicked events & digital label, have introduced themselves into the world of vinyl with their first release on wax. It’s certainly an impressive start, as they welcome 2 rising stars in UKG, Xander & Pupa Nugs, who provide a dancefloor focused, 2-step & 4×4 affair with huge warping basslines, skippy percussion and enough groove to shake a stick at. Listen / Buy
FFF – FULL OF LIGHT EP
Jungle & Breaks specialist FFF makes his debut on Lobster Theremin sub-label Low Battery with his 4 track project, Full Of Light EP. The Rotterdam-based producer delights here with a seriously accomplished body of work, which is out of this world with its sci-fi vibes whilst still being firmly rooted to the earth with its early 90s UK influences. Buy/listen.
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