It’s always exciting for us here at The 3000 Network to see new artists burst onto the scene and be able to showcase their production skills across the now very well established UKG scene. There are a number of labels and projects that have been making a serious effort to showcase and unveil exciting new talent, including the likes of Garage Shared, Strictly Flava and more. Today we are going to be looking at the latest roster addition for a veteran project, that we can always rely on to supply us with the goods, that of course being the wonderful world of Slime Recordings.
As a label, it’s such a rarity to see a Slime Recordings Group release that doesn’t either impress or push the boat into a new area, with their numerous sub-labels exploring garage, soundscapes and D&B in their own unique ways. Today, Downplay lands as our point of interest, as they introduce the world to the sounds of the wonderful Dee Panch. Being a relatively new name to the scene, we were very keen to dive into her new single ‘Twisted’, which lands with quite a heavy amount of impact, adding even more weight to the already spectacular Downplay catalogue.
In regards to the track itself, we get to take in two seperate versions, with the original mix coming first. As far as UKG influence goes, this one ticks a lot of different boxes, fusing unique rhythms and clicky percussive intuition with simmering synthetic pad strokes, glitchy arpeggios and breathy vocal lines, all culminating in a pretty stunning electronic soundscape, perfect for the euphoria of the dance or the chilled out world of your own living room. On the flip, the ‘Dub’ mix sees those elements reworked into a slower, more mechanical sounding creation, adding a nice amount of differentiation to the pot!
You can check out both versions via our friends over at JunoDownload below: