I know man, it's fucking freezing. If you're down to the emergency credit and you can see your breath in your living room pump this loud. All about that bass, hot, engulfing, heavy. Central heating for those on the skids. Keep it close like a hip-flask.
Pat B’s style is very reflective of the fact that he resides on the boarder of Belgium and The Netherlands, taking influence from the Belgium Jump sound as well as the Dutch hard beats. 'Dance All Day' is a high-energy track that falls into this all-encompassing ‘freestyle’ tag people are using these days. Bouncy kick-drums and light-hearted melodies are the order of the day. With extra shuffled percussion and catchy vocal hooks, this track is a refreshing style in a seemingly raw-dominated market at the moment.
With hardstyle conquering new territories, it's great to see local talent coming through. This new euphoric hardstyle release from Chilean hardstyle act Noiseshock showcases the harder sounds sweeping South America at the moment.
Dubby, spacey stuff from the ever-essential Defenders and Prophets, 'Ferme La Bouche' is perfect for this cold weather, so damn spectral and suggestive it feel covered in stalactites, sharp rhymes from everyone concerned and a unique vibe I'm not hearing anywhere else. On the flip 'Smash & Grab' is a little more conventional, but even here you find glimmers of oddity, a strange keyboard creeping into the chorus, rap music absolutely possessed and infected by its own unique northern sense of place and space. Go get.