When it comes to the established names within the expansive realms of what we now call ‘UK Bass Music’, there aren’t many who sit higher atop the tree than Bristol’s own My Nu Leng, a partnership renowned for their incredible live performances, in-depth production skills and ability to champion multiple areas of dance music. 2019 has been a fantastic year for the pair without a shadow of a doubt.
So far, we have seen them put down an incredibly impressive run of events, including their ever-evolving ‘My Nu Leng & M8’s’ sub-brand, and a tasty festival run which saw them land on multiple stages around the country. It has however been a hot minute since we saw a full release come into play from the dream team, with their most recent drop full being the ‘Junctons’ EP, which landed towards the tail-end of 2018, with a bang.
All that changes today however as they unveil their brand new ‘Alter’ EP, released via their co-founded imprint of Maraki Records. As ever with the My Nu Leng sound, we are gifted with a tidal wave of different influential elements, with the most prominent being somewhat of a throwback to early rave music, with a track listing swimming in euphoria.
We begin our look through this one with the first track ‘Spaced’ alongside the legendary MC GQ. This one is built for the big rooms as pounding tech themes run wild amongst stomping drumwork, before we land on an exciting collaboration with Takura entitled ‘Echoes’, a spicy roller indeed.
The running themes of early rave and big room sounds continue in style as we encounter some more super-nostalgic melodic structures within the bounds of ‘City Lights’, which is then chased up quickly as DRS gets involved to switch proceedings with a more metallic, grizzly vibe on ‘Sinking’. Finally, the intensely soundscaped harmonies of ‘Signal’ put the finishing touches on an excellent body of work, the perfect way to put the final touches on a super impressive year.
You can check out the full EP below: