Catchy, mid-tempo, electro disco three-track EP from young London-based producer, Kiwi. Features a remix from label boss, Duke Dumont. One for the Blitz/Nag Nag Nag wouldabeens.
A white label only single-sided release, newcomer Brunks, who hails from the North West of England, could have made this in 2002/03. It drips with influences from the early dubstep sound of EL-B. ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us’ opens up with a soulful vocal, nicely counterpointed by a rolling MC flow over a darkside, rolling, syncopated garage riddim.
Hard Driver has been tipped for the very top by the likes of Coone and Headhunterz. With his infectious productions featuring catchy melodies and fresh, accessible, raw drops we can certainly see why. This next single from him has a hands-in-the-air glide melody and subtle vocal building up and dropping, with some seriously heavy kicks and time-stretched stabs.
Trance’s goggle-eyed fixation with ‘Adagio’ takes another turn. One of two new versions that dropped literally side by side into the inbox the other week, Sixma’s comes underpinned by industrial levels of side chain compression and tremulous wobble-bass. Like Tiësto’s treatment, Mark’s lead is of the caustically bleached-out variety. Unlike Tiësto’s, it does away, almost entirely with the (titular) strings.