Friday, May 20, 2022

New music: Mary J Blige – ‘Nobody But You’ (prod. by MJ Cole, ft Sam Smith)

In preparation for the new record's release next month, soul queen Mary J Blige has unveiled Nobody But You, the fourth cut from her anticipated The London Sessions album. Premiered moments ago by Zane Lowe, Nobody But You hears production by UK Garage legend MJ...

New music: Todd Edwards & Billon – ‘Don’t Be Givin’ Up’

Last summer's Special quickly became one of our favourite cuts from 2014 (massively living up to its name thanks to some uber-'special' vocals from Maxine Ashley). Today, London-based producer Billon debuts Don't Be Givin' Up, his new collaboration with 4/4-king, Todd 'The God' Edwards....

New music: Wookie ft Eliza Doolittle – ‘The Hype 2.0’ (Motez Remix)

Motez has shared his remix of Wookie and Eliza Doolittle's 2013 collaboration The Hype. Set for a repackaged rerelease as The Hype 2.0, Motez ensues a grimey-bassline across multiple harks to some classic UKG. The Hype 2.0 drops on 13th October. Stream below:

Audio: Disclosure – ‘Echoes’

With Disclosure's sophomore album Caracal set to land later this week, the Lawrence brothers took to Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 show earlier today, to deliver a 25-minute UKG-inspired mix, as part of Grimshaw's regular Nixtape feature. Opening the set with unreleased track Echoes, the cut...

Audio: AlunaGeorge – ‘Mean What I Mean’ (Flava D remix)

Flava D ramps up AlunaGeorge's Mean What I Mean onto a UKG vibe with her all-new remix. Forget the modern-day garage stance, Flava fully enlists everything that made 2-step so enticing in the first place with this edit - bouncy, head-nodding and full of...

New music: Joss Ryan – ‘Shut Your Eyes’

Following on from November's beautiful Raindrops, London-based producer Joss Ryan has shared Shut Your Eyes, another wholly-inviting instrumental that further paves the way for future 'soulful-dub/garage'. Available to download now, Shut Your Eyes falls part of Route 1 Audio's Volume 1 compilation, released to celebrate...

New music: Blonde – ‘I Loved You’ (Preditah Remix)

Back in August, Bristol duo Blonde dropped I Loved You, their summery follow-up to the the Charli Taft-featuring Higher Ground. Well now, Birmingham-based producer Preditah has unveiled his UKG/deep-house remix of the track - massively thumping, all aligned with Predatah's subliminal vocal input. Oooooosh! I Loved...

Listen: Chase & Status – ‘Love Me More’ (ft Emeli Sande) (MJ Cole remix)

It's hard to believe it's been well over six years since MJ Cole dropped his magic across a Chase & Status joint. Back in 2011, the UKG supremo reworked Saul and Will's Blind Faith, and since then, it's fair to say both parties have...

Audio: TIEKS – ‘Sunshine’ (ft Dan Harkna) (MJ Cole Remix)

You know what it's like - you're sitting in the office, it's gone 3pm, you look out the window and the weather's starting to get cold, and shit, and dark, and then you think "god, winter's on its way, isn't it?". Thank heavens then...

Audio: Wookie ft Lain – ‘Battle’ (2015 edit)

UKG fans, rejoice - Wookie has brought his classic early-2000's cut Battle forward for a 2015 remix. We're not gonna start dissecting this one just yet as we're too hooked by it - make up your own mind and stream at the top of this...