- Category: Reviews
- Published on Monday, 14 May 2012 01:17
- Written by Kolendo
Every weekend from now onward we will be bringing you Sunday Spotlight reviews of some of the best current artists and labels in the garage music world. Whether they're creating some serious hype in the future bass world, simply an up-and-coming artist producing some top notch tunes, or even a personal favourite, we're here to keep you in the know!
Hailing from London, UK, Beatloafe is a delightful producer who has created a sound of his own. His musical stylings draw on the more dubby side of garage; heavy on the lush melodies while simultaneously maintaining a minimal approach. If you're into deep garage or even uk funky, you won't be disappointed by Beatloafe's work.
Beatloafe has a solid release on the Whistla's renowned future garage label, L2S Recordings. It's over a year old, but that doesn't make it any less fantastic. Just being on L2S should speak for itself. My advice to you is to head on over to his Soundcloud page and take a good long listen to his work, I think his music deserves more attention.
In the mean time it has come to my attention that Beatloafe is working on some new music for the near future! We're very excited to see what he has in store for us.
Tune in next weekend for another Sunday Spotlight.
- Category: Forthcoming Events
- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:32
- Written by Super User
Merk Chicken is an old school Garage night that runs periodically in Shoreditch. Here is what they have to say about their next event...
Yes yes, we are back! MC's been busy cooking up some exciting things for the Summer, which kicked off last week with the takeover of online TV channel Just Jam!
For our first proper event of the year, we're bringing you the legend that is Sticky who played at the show l...ast week. Check out his ridiculously bashy set ft the talented MC Drapez out here:
To follow we have Logan Sama who requested to play a garage rave via Twitter a couple weeks ago, and we gladly obliged. Grime don and top selector with a clear passion for UKG, get ready to 2-step to his rowdy set.
We have brought in the usual high calibre offerings of the MERK CHICKEN residents, Alruii b2b White Tyson (check their set from Just Jam here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUME-wR5DL4&feature=relmfu), Dozy and Collapse...their records ain't dusty no more because GARAGE IS TAKING OVER!
As usual, we offer up FREE chirps aid CK1 and Tommy Girl at the door, plus glowsticks, whistles and purely good good vibes.
No one does it how we do!
You tweet, we chirps on Twitter:
- LOGAN SAMA (old school garage and grime set)
- WHITE TYSON B2B ALRUII
£5 before 11pm
No advance tickets available. Please arrive early to avoid queues.
We fully encourage 90s rudeboys and girl garms and styles. Moschino print, Ben Sherman, Ralph Lauren, side ponytails, shaved letters, crispy gelled hair, Nike TNs, Reebok classics, Spliffy/Dready, Bomber jackets, Iceberg, Argos gold etc.
No perfume - we want the air the smell of wet look gel and CK1 (provided at the door)
70-74 City Rd
10pm - 4am
Nearest tube: Old Street (exit 4)
- Category: Articles
- Published on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 20:20
- Written by Kolendo
Since the term future garage was coined by Whistla a few years back, there has been an exponential rise in popularity and production of this new movement of garage music. Future garage is the beginning of a new generation of music using the best elements of garage along with other musical aesthetics from every corner of the musical world. Because of its eclectic nature, the whole movement is an exciting and progressive one littered with truly remarkable artists and music with substance.
This year has been quite big for future garage sounds. I have seen an enormous amount of talent rise in such a short time. It's quite hard to pinpoint the five best songs that have been published in the last few months, but here are five tunes I think you can't go without hearing.
Sorrow has been on my radar for quite some time. The amount of atmosphere and emotion this guy portrays through his music is just unreal. Street Warfare is no exception. With deep rolling bassline, minimalistic percussion, and airy synth lines and sounds, you will find yourself seriously immersed in a beautiful and almost eerie soundscape.
Just A Number is a truly beautiful song from a well unappreciated artist. Finnish producer Jakimentals perfectly showcases some of the best elements of future garage: swingin' 2-step beats, emotive vocals, and gorgeous synths. This tune is almost bitter-sweet in the best possible way. Take a listen, you won't be disappointed!
With an EP just recently released on Slime Recordings, TOTTE is easily one of the faster rising artists in the future garage world. Since I discovered TOTTE, I have seen him grow into a solid producer with a signature sound. Lush pads, unique vocals, deep basslines, and ridiculously clean percussion will make you fall in love with this guy.
This tune will take you to a darker musical place. Haunting bass and piano are accompanied by elements of R&B in a fantastic array of sounds. KwikFiks consistently outdoes himself with a wide variety of future bass music.
Lay back, close your eyes and drift away into a cosmic dream filled with nebulae, planets, stars, and galaxies. Solid drum work, lofty and trance-like synths, and deep atmospheres are all part of Kolendo's siganture sound. Kolendo is another fresh producer who has been steadily gaining fans within the future bass scene. Keep an ear open and an eye out!
As previously mentioned, the world of future garage is ever growing and bountiful with lush sounds! You just have to know where to look.
Hopefully this will provide you with a solid starting point for exploring this new musical movement. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
For more updates on the best current garage music, check back on this website which is set to be a new home for all things future garage.