After a six year stint of exploring one of the broadest underground music spectrums, the Southpoint team continue to impress each and every month with dazzling new creations, whether that be through throwing the BPM counter up to 140 zone for some hard hitting grime or dubstep, or delving towards the more dancefloor driven delights of bassline, garage & breaks. For this latest endevour, they find themselves leaning towards the more futuristic end of the UKG spectrum, an area they are widely credited with helping develop from both an artist & sonic perspective.
Enter: Badger, one of the UK’s finest newer musical exports across both garage and bass music in the last few years. Hailing from Brighton originally and now alternating between his home town and Bristol, Badger’s catalogue has grown rapidly in both size and quality, being touted as one of the front runners of the new school garage community. His release schedule has seen him explore a very wide spectrum of labels, from Night Bass to Four40 and back to his home town’s own: Southpoint. It is therefore very exciting to see him return to the Brightonian imprint, almost a year after his debut release with the label alongside Rio.
This time around, Badger strays a little further away from the typical UKG sound and much more into his own experimental realm, with ‘Holibobs’ being the title of this truly unique creation. He brings together a party-starting concoction of melodious marimbas, bit-crushed bass voices and subtley syncopated drum rhythms, all of which culminate in yet another truly unique design. Badger’s ability to find unique pockets of sound design among an already super-crowded scene is nothing short of ourstanding in our eyes, with this being the latest in a long line of originals following that theme. It’s a spicy one for sure that we couldn’t recommend checking out highly enough!
You can take a listen via our good friends over at JunoDownload below: