Over the past 5 years we have spent so much time exploring, showcasing and reviewing the best in underground electronic music from around the UK here at The 3000 Network, taking a real pride in the quality levels we have been seeing constantly rise across that period. Across all underground dance genres, from grime to garage to bass to breaks, the thing we seem to find ourselves constantly becoming the most excited about is the idea of collaboration, seeing unexpected link ups come together to create absolute magic, especially when we find ourselves diving across different genre boundaries.

Today’s helping of rave-ready goodness comes to us from the 1Forty team, a truly champion imprint that have always done their best to push these types of collaborations, with a range of the biggest grime and garage acts the UK has to offer coming together on their platform to form their extremely high quality catalogue. Lockt, the man behind the label’s movements has always had a keen ear for this type of drop, with this latest offering being another scorcher to add to the pile as we see the explosive production techniques of Dominus, joining forces with the legendary flows and vocal prowess of the one and only Riko Dan. Even hearing the two names on paper sends a quick chill down the spine, with the ‘Just Like This’ being everything we could’ve hoped for.

As far as new school producers go, Dominus has always been very good at layering old school themes and feelings into his more modernized take on the garage sound, an idea that works wonders when teaming up with a timeless vocalist like Riko, who steps up to slay this one with hard hitting verse structures and skippy rhythmic textures to match. The instrumental itself is full of bubbling energy, utilizing sharp drum production and a smooth sense of bass action below to match, fusing the old and the new in infinite majesty across one of the jumpiest new pieces of garage we’ve heard in a hot minute.

You can check out the track via our friends over at JunoDownload below:

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