Garage has most certainly been undergoing a generational transition across the course of the last few years, with numerous new production faces and sparkling new label imprints emerging to unleash a fresh reign of skippy delights for us all to enjoy. However, it’s always important with the evolution of sounds to remain understanding of the origins, which is why we are absolutely thrilled to be taking a look at today’s feature a little closer as we see a fantastic trio of talent link up to unite three different eras of underground garage music with one silky smooth new collaboration.
So, who exactly is involved in this time travelling team, well firstly we take a look at the most recent name to emerge in Hans Glader, an LA based producer whose uniquely skippy take on garage music has earned him plaudits both in the UK and his homelands as the garage sound continues to globalize. Next, a legend in both garage and bassline, the one and only DJQ also gets involved, alongside the final puzzle piece, the unmistakable vocal presence of Shola Ama, one of the UK‘s original dance music vocal heavyweights. The concoction the three are able to stir together is, in our eyes, nothing short of magnificent, gluing together so many different sounds an influences with one, dancefloor ready rocket.
The track itself has both underground and pop appeal, squeezing together a chord-driven arrangement, layered atop groovy bassline action and precise drum processing amidst a flurry of scuttling rhythmic twists and turns. This provides the perfect baseline from which Shola is able to let loose those oh so recognizable vocal tones, giving the whole track a pretty classy vibe. You could imagine this being played in a cocktail bar or a late night shoobs, the range really is that wide.
You can check out the full track via the link below, courtesy of our friends over at JunoDownload: