As a platform, we are always excited to see labels going out of their way to be as innovative and creative as they possibly can in releases they support and put together. This is such an essential step in pushing our scene forward and keeping it from getting stagnant and in our eyes is a trait that labels are praised on not nearly enough.
One of the labels we have in mind specifically when saying such things is Articulate, a project that is never afraid of either pushing the boundaries or giving an opportunity to up and comers who are looking for a break. Their catalogue is a genuine pleasure to look through, with particular favourites of ours including RVB’s breakout original ‘The Tribe’, IVO’s super innovative breaks inspired project ‘Pink Gun’ and Daze Prism’s sumptuous ‘2005’ EP.
Their latest serving up is another belter without a shadow of a doubt, as the project unveils their new release alongside Bristol based funky young guns: Retrospect. Under this new alias, the pair have made massive strides, already signing with Articulates in-house artist agency. We have been lucky enough to be offered an early tasting of the EP, which goes by the name ‘Jewel’. To put it plainly, it’s stacked from start to finish with original funky flavours, bridging the gap with 4×4 perfectly. The project also comes complete with fabulous remix material from the likes of Limita, Kotei and Fork & Knife, making this one of our favourite most well rounded releases of the year.
We have since been in contact with the team at Articulate and are very happy to be unveiling this exclusive premiere of the title track ‘Jewel‘ through the 3000 networks, which you can now stream exclusively through 3000 Blog’s SoundCloud ahead of release. This one is a straight stick of dancefloor dynamite, bristling with high impact energy and punchy production, perfect for sending 4×4, funky or bass crowd into an absolute frenzy.
You can purchase the full release here: