You will often find the The 3000 Network team bumbling on about how much of an impact garage music has made an impact on the UK over the past two years, it’s becoming somewhat of a past-time considering how many exciting label projects have sprung into action. It’s safe to say that there aren’t many projects however, that have had such an energetic and positive influence on both the sound and shape of the UK scene as much as Conducta’s Kiwi Rekordings. Over the last few years their insatiable appetite for vibrant, colourful garage music has pushed many producers into a whole new stratosphere of quality, combined with numerous live and online events and a general sense of community, they are clearly on to a winner.
The latest drop in the long run of successful releases goes by the name ‘Kiwi Boost’ and is a direct look into the future of the labels sound. The platform has always worked a very enjoyable balance between established veterans of the scene and bright newcomers, who through challenging each-other, tend to come together with some fabulous results. This time around we are gifted five bubbling singles, exploring not only the future of the Kiwi sound, but garage as a whole.
We kick off with Douvelle19, whose sparkling ‘Show Me’ original combines almost electro style vocal switch ups with groovy bass moogs and lively harmonic structures for a super refreshing sound, before Sharda arrives in typically uplifting fashion, working together a box of spritely vocal samples and synthetic leads for another groovy showdown in ‘Crystalize’. Next, we have something very interesting indeed as Livsey makes a rare garage appearance with ‘Eat Ur Greens’, a lofi twissup, jam-packed with old school rhythmic flavour and minimal melodic goodness, before Hamdi’s ‘Shake’ lets a bag of chords run lose atop a spicy layer of crunchy drum work. We finish off with one of the most talked about names in UKG as Oppidan arrives with a gorgeous combination of string plucks and synth slides in ‘Temptations’, rounding this exceptional tracklisting off in style.
You can check out the the full release through our friends over at JunoDownload
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