Club night turned record label ‘1Forty’ return to grace the 3000 blog with yet another Funky and Garage release. Following on from FNG002, this release features an all star lineup, and has been as high as #1 on the Juno Garage and Funky charts.
Murder He Wrote – Honey Riddim (feat. Snowy)
If you’ve spent any time at all listening to the revival of the ‘UK Funky’ sound, there’s no way you can have missed Murder he Wrote. With releases on Roska’s Kicks and Snares, Sounds of Sumo, and even his own label ‘Rhythm Athletic’, MHR is no stranger to working with vocalists. His collaboration with Snowy on this track is a peach. There’s so much room in the mix for Snowy’s sick vocals to shine through, yet the track isn’t lacking in weight.
Snowy’s also been busy, with his ‘Casual’ earlier this year with LDizz, not to mention his ‘Callous’ EP last year, which really doesn’t fuck about. ‘Back from the dead’, also a 2018 release, is an absolute favourite of mine also.
I really do think this will be the funky anthem of the summer, and I can’t wait to hear everyone rinsing it.
Killjoy – Disturbance
Killjoy is back for more after also being a part of FNG002, and I have absolutely no complaints. The guy really cannot be stopped, with sound design that I think no one else comes close to at the moment. I first heard Disturbance on Marcus nasty’s Rinse show, where Killjoy was on deck for 30 minutes with ‘Mic Man Frost’.
Killjoy has flipped the genre on its head, with a really high pitched lead synth. Now, normally if I heard this in a generic bassline tune, I’d probably just turn it off. But as usual, there’s some bizarre way that this tune works, and it’s ridiculous. With snappy claps, and some vocal samples nicely sprinkled about, this is exactly the kind of tune that screws up faces.
Smokey Bubblin B – Brock Out
Another producer that 1Forty can’t get enough of is ‘Smokey Bubblin B’. Bringing garage back, with recent boiler room plays by the likes of Conducta, ‘Smokey Bubblin’ B’ is back with a really very simple but fantastic garage track. Brock out has those floaty 90’s lead stabs, and I feel like I’m back on the school bus listening to an old EZ mix on my awful Sony Ericsson, when I was first getting into garage.
Wölfe – Do Me Right
I first came across Wölfe when they did a remix for one of my all time favourite Artists, ‘Majora’. Based out of Sheffield, these guys much like Majora, are criminally underrated. I’m sure they could make some serious waves if they donned serum presets and mid range bass, but I’m so glad there are artists still out there making decent stuff that may not be the most popular genre of the second.
Their track ‘Do Me Right’ is pure happiness in a track, with that classic garage skippiness that will make even your most sober mate on a night out start skanking. I haven’t got a clue where the vocal sample is from, but it sits perfectly in the mix, and really adds another layer to the track.
You can check out the full project below: