The last year or so has made for a fascinating watch for us here at 3000 HQ, as we continue to monitor and promote our favourite garage labels from around the world. The consistency within which the scene is now able to operate has become nothing short of outstanding, and it is down to the perseverance of labels such as Steppers Club that we are now in this fantastic position. Since their inception, we have found the Steppers team to always be looking to push the boundaries of the UKG sound, with this latest release being a perfect example of them at their dazzling best, welcoming in two of the most exciting artists currently operating within the underground dance music sphere.
As a release ‘Gold’ is a single and remix combo that allows the label to explore one of the most enjoyable genre partnerships that we are able to find on the shelves today, this relationship being that between garage and breaks. We have seen a lot of chatter on how the two sounds naturally cross over, in a sort of tiger-lion-liger format, which are yet to see a bad result brewed from.
The first track on the release is of course Sensa’s dazzling original, which through a top notch display of rhythmic mastery and delicate drum design, is able to deliver a perfect dancefloor anthem, altnerating between skippy chord progressions, plucked violin melodies and shaker-driven drum-lines. On the flip is where things take an interesting turn however as Sam Deeley then arrives with a breaksy rework, showing off just how well the two sounds naturally align. We hear him rework the vocal stabs and melodic elements into a euphoria-driven thrill ride through choppy breakbeat sampling and grizzly reese bass action, dazzling our ears in the process.
Both of these absolutely slap in our eyes, covering an incredible amount of ground in such a short space of time. You can check out both of the features via our friends over at JunoDownload using the embedded link below: