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 we draw towards the close of 2019, one thing we can safely say is that it has been a fantastic year for dance music as a whole, across the whole world. We have seen multiple countries develop new, exciting scenes in bass music and beyond, alongside seeing the established orders continue to grow and advance, forever pushing the boundaries and barriers of sound forward. It’s an exciting time and in the future we truly believe that 2019 will be a year that the music historians will draw a lot of origins from.
We are back at it again here at threethousand.co.uk with another fantastic Friday premiere to really kick start your weekend with a bang. Today, we are taking a more specific look London’s own House of Bangers imprint, a label that has been consistently releasing top quality house music for a number of years, cementing there place as one of the most exciting dance music labels currently operating on mass from the streets of the capital.
As the year draws to a close, we can look back on what can safely call a successful 2019 for music based at 140BPM. From the high charting successes of a number of grime MC’s, to dubstep’s undeniable re-emergence, the 140 scene is for us, in the strongest place it has been in a really long time. We are thrilled to see it, and more so than ever we are seeing the lines blur between genres, with dubstep, grime, trap and drill all meshing together in what we now see as one big hybrid collection of high energy sounds.