It’s always an enjoyable time for us over here at camp 3000 when we see that the Slime Recordings camp have once again returned to the shelves with a sizzling new drop. Over the now many years we have been sat here commentating on the goings on within the underground dance music scene across the b it’s safe to say that we are yet to be dissapointed with a drop from the Slime team, who across their wide range of label networks, have remained one of the most consistent entities out there when it comes to unleashing top quality flavours.
Today, we see them welcome back the sounds of BWK Project to their Downplay sub-imprint, who for us, remains one of the more underated names within the now extensive circles of UKG, backed up by a fabulous run of original releases in the last couple of years. He has an uncanny ability to somehow fuse the nostalgic arrangements of old school garage with sharpened, system-ready production techniques to allow us to enjoy both the old and new in infinite majesty within his creations. He returns to action here with a bubbling new single release, dropped alongisde a very exciting remix edition for us all to enjoy both inside the dances and out.
The single takes the title ‘Steppin’, which is exactly what it inspires us to do as listeners, forging together a dizzying display of intricate percussive extensions and lively two-stepping designs, topped off with a very enjoyable wash of rave-ready brass melodies and a couple of subtle bassline slides. The release then steps up another gear as one of our favourites right now: Phonetix, steps forward for a choppy rethink of the single, once again showcasing a vibrant combination of rhythmic and harmonic skillsets to add a dash of colour to an already enjoyable original.
You can check out both the original and the remix via our friends at JunoDownload below: