Across many different eras of dance music here in the UK, the one thing that has always remained exciting and a joy for fans to watch, is the versatility of sound. From dubstep to grime to garage to drum & bass, there’s always been something special about the UK’s ability to take a sound, flip it, and make it entirely our own. Bass music has now of course become a worldwide movement, but that little strand of musical DNA that keeps people on their toes when it comes to compositional value is such an important foundation of the sound.
Today we are going to be taking a look at two elements of this variational theory coming together with the perfect results as the man of the moment: MPH, straps on his bass boots once more to link up with the goliath-sounds of Night Bass. Despite his run being primarily focussed on UKG across 2020 and 2021, MPH has never lost sight of his UK bass roots, a style of sound which Night Bass arguably lead the world in right now. They team up in style for a potent four track display, once again showing just how gifted a producer MPH really is as gives us lashings of both garage and bass in abundance!
First up, ‘Spend The Night’ hits the nail on the head as MPH combines smooth, UKG-influenced vocal chops with pulsating sub-lines and skippy drums for a summer-ready roller, perfect for warming up the slowly returning dancefloors, before the more raucous LFO slices and well chiselled drum licks of ‘Inna’ arrive with vengeance, ready to cause some serious damage. Next up, ‘Close Your Eyes’ gives us a smooth blend of techy flavours and almost fidget style bass manipulation as bulbous synths and stripped back rhythms loom into view, before rounding off with ‘Soothe’, another super melodic dive into new school garage flavour, putting a fantastic final shine on this top draw selection.
You can check out the full EP below via our friends at JunoDownload