In the many years we have been operating, watching the South coasts bass scene flourishing into one of the most popular parts of the country for underground music has been an absolute pleasure to watch. Down in the sleepy yet certified city of Brighton, Southpoint have been carving away a bit of a legacy as they continue to showcase the best in garage, bass and grime from around the country and unleash it upon the city, with their roster now celebrating a fabulous mix of local masterminds and nationwide talents. Today they are diving back into the sounds of one of the teams original dons as Hamdi makes his return to the table with two-tracks of garage-flavour.
The Southpoint team have continuously been pushing the garage motif for a hot minute now, with their roster expanding to include a host of new names, but this seems to be ground that Hamdi has been making himself very comfortable in, with a pack of top quality garage releases on Kiwi and similar projects standing out as real highlights of the last year. This EP however, sees him jump into his summery-bag with some serious finesse, kicking off with the opulent flavours of ‘Summer Fruits’.
Garage is now a broad spectrum when it comes to genre definition, but Hamdi cuts right through the middle on this one with a clear, precise approach, focussing the flow of the track in on sharpened chord punches, bulbous bass pulses and a stripped back set of drums that immediately place our minds in the middle of the dancefloor. On the flip, the super-consistent sounds of MPH are drafted in on collaborative duty with ‘Nobody’, which takes the project in a completely different direction. Eerie string lifts and warm, fuzzy sub-textures play a vital role in this one as floating vocal slices drift in and out of the foreground, giving us a euphoric feel with a modernized NUKG twist.
Two smashing originals, both of which we are expecting to hear dominate the dances around the country over the coming months.
You can check out the full release via our friends over at JunoDownload below: