Continuing with our esteemed mix series, we travel to Colchester to see what Nekst has in store for us with this highly addictive offering comprised of many of his own productions. If you’ve never heard of Nekst, this is a great place to start!
Down on the sleepy coast of Brighton, we have noticed a serious surge of talent exploding across the country from the city itself and nearby surrounding areas such as Worthing, Horsham and more. The City has been known for it’s musical diversity and enthusiasm as long as anyone can remember, with Fatboy Slim’s beach-wide events going down as some of the most iconic moments in British dance music, along with nation-wide respected festivals such as The Great Escape & Boundary playing a big part in the cities musical layout.
Within grime and 140 music in general, let’s be honest, everybody loves a chop. Throughout the years we have seen the trend grow and explode across the breadth of 140BPM based music, with different producers trying their hand at the technique, which some get very right and others get very very wrong. The correctly placed refix of edit in the middle of a dance can completely change the energy of an evening, especially when layered into the mix and blend correctly.
It’s been a top notch year for the ever expanding Saucy music roster, as they continue to develop as a label and as a real staple of the UK bass scene. The last 18 months have seen a major shift in the layout of UK Bass music’s landscape, moving slowly but surely away from the more classic “niche” sound, and into a more breaks inspired, drum heavy general design. There is no doubt that Saucy have had a major influence on this progression, as they have been championing the sound for as long as any of us are able to remember.