Within the UK scene, we have seen an absolute explosion of futuristic UKG flavours over the past 18 months, with a number of new producers spreading their wings and finding their fortunes in the gold mine that is garage. One of the producers in this bracket we have been keeping a serious eye on is On1.
Over the past year we have seen him touch down on some fantastic projects, showcasing one of the most forward thinking UKG pallets, combing nostalgic themes with crispy, newschool production techniques in perfect harmony to create banger after banger.
Just recently we saw him touch down on Rare Supply, a label that is following in a similar path to the producers, headed up by PAR’s Skillzy and Chip Butty’s Doctor Cryptic. The pair have put their well placed faith into on one with their latest drop which see’s him team up with both Kobe JT and the legendary vocals of Shantie across two original scorchers.
We were lucky enough to pull him to the side for a brand new edition of Charted, in which he lays down is top 10 tracks of the moment for us exclusively here at threethousand.co.uk.
On1 – Dub Ft. Shantie
Of course you have to do a little bit of self promotion when asked to do things like this. So here it is. I’ve been wanting to work with Shantie for the longest time and was so so excited when I received his vocals for the track. Hopefully you guys like what we’ve done!
El-Sull – Shift
Goes without saying this one. I’ve always been a huge fan of El-B & Sully so for these two heavyweights to come together it was a dream come true. Absolutely love this track.
Soundboy Cookie – My Production
I was hooked on this track the first time I heard it. Its everything you want in a dark steppy garage tune!
Earthnut – Lily’s Answerphone
The Earthnut boys continue to impress me and this track is a prime example. Such unique vibes these guys bring and the vibe is just so right.
5) YGG – Strikers (Bailey Ibbs Remix)
This is one of the smoothest tracks I’ve heard in a while. Everything just sits so right and even better its a free download.
6) Minista – Hot Toddy
Minista really smacks it with the housey vibes and Hot Toddy is no exception such punchy percussion and a bubbling bassline really works a crowd in the best way possible.
7) KXVU & Razor – Victim
Absolutely love the dark and raw vibe this track brings. So much so that I went straight to KXVU and asked to remix it!
MoreNight – S7
Strictly Flava coming correct once more! MoreNight absolutely smashed this track and I got sooo gassed the first time I heard it.
TC4 – Caracas
No introduction needed with TC4! Fellow Wolverhampton/Dudley dons so you gotta support local! This track is a bit of me and have been rinsing it since its release. the production value from these are second to none.
On1 & ZeroFG – Big Sound
And a bit more promo to finish the chart off, the first track from my collaboration EP with the donny don don ZeroFG!
As bass music grows and expands, so does the will to explore of those producing it. Genre-wise, bass music as a concept is becoming a worldwide phenomenon, with countries and states around the world all wanting tog get involved and add their own unique twists and turns. It is only natural therefore that the idea of travelling, outside of music and purely for discovery is something a lot of musicians find themselves wanting to do. The idea of taking in new experiences and beholding new cultures is a source of discovery that goes hand in hand with inspiration in any creative field.
As a term, “World Music” has become quite a broad descriptive term. To us it seems as though the term is pretty much a blanket description for anything that fits outside of typical western genre brackets, so we tend to hear a lot of African and Asian original sounds fall into the category when we start to dig a little deeper.
It’s safe to say that the last 3 years or so have seen the absolute height of bass music around the world, with UK bassline’s revival prompting a massive rise in worldwide interest for bass heavy goodness. In this time we have seen a tonne of artists rise to nationwide and worldwide popularity, but we have to take a second to look at those who have been doing this since before the bass explosion of 2016.