Over the last few months, we have a seen a wash of UK bass and garage producers push their way to the forefront of the scene. New blood is always essential in moving a scene forward, so it has been a very enjoyable process watching newer faces rise to the top of the pile.
However, we tend to find with a lot of these names that they are pretty one dimensional, focusing in on one genre specific rather than maneuvering amidst underground dance music a whole.
Today, we are looking at someone that truly does bridge the gap between UKG and bass with intense, bouncy productions at every opportunity. MPH is a name that everyone should be keeping a close eye on, primarily due to his ability to seemingly create any genre he wants and make it pop.
Last year saw him illustrate this pretty conclusively, heading up some our favourite UKG EP’s of the year with Strictly Flava, alongside powerful appearances on bass heavyweights such as CruCast and Southpoint.
He has linked up with the veteran vocal tones of Rinse FM’s Shantie, an MC who’s unique, cheeky take on hosting duties has him held in high regard among the bass community. Their collaboration takes the name ‘Bass Heads’ and is the latest addition to the @SupersizeUK release catalogue, which in itself has been gaining quite a bit of attention.
The track itself sees MPH’s production steer more towards the tearout side of bass music, employing an array of lethal, gritty synthesizer displays and sharp, punchy drum arrangements, providing the perfect base for Shantie to spray off his party-starting bars and flows. It’s a collaboration that seems to work so naturally, with an overall composition that we feel could throw an extra dash of spice into any rave scenario.