Across the broad spectrum of the UKG scene, the constant improvement in quality and structure seems to have become a self-inspiring loop, with the vast majority of labels in and around the garage circle constantly unleashing top-end material for us all to enjoy. The consistency with which the sound have been hitting new heights is frankly outstanding and 2021 will without a doubt go down as one of UKG’s strongest years. Today, we are going to be taking a look at one of the labels who we still feel do not get the credit they deserve for the constant quality they release, as they launch a very exciting new four track selection.
Despite keeping their release promotion relatively low-key, there really aren’t many labels who have hit the nail on the head sonically as many times as Strictly Flava, who have been in and around both the Beatport & JunoDownload charts for the best part of 2021. Their constant run of exciting originals and tidy EP selections has seen some of our favourite artists passed through, all working within the stripped back metric that gives so much charm to the Strictly Flava brand.
Today, we take a look at their latest offering as they unleash four bubbling UKG originals for the winter season, kicking off with ’All Night’, which sees Elivo deliver a shimmering display of vibrant rhythms and pulsating bass designs for a perfect introductory piece. Next, Justmilka switches the pace with a more major-inspired arrangement on ‘Happy Horizons’, again utilizing a sweltering array of uplifting melodic arpeggios and tidy vocal slices, before Sven Nails switches the flavour up with a nostalgic pulser in ‘Gelato’, dripping in moogy bleeps and acidic synthesis. To finish off, we take in the super-syncopated drum breezes and dazzling melodic structure of Synare’s ‘Every Step’, giving us a fabulous fluttering finale to round off a top notch selection with a smile.
You can check out the full release via our friends at JunoDownload using the link below:
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