Here at Subrewind we know the therapeutic benefits of finding that great song you’ve never heard before, and replaying it into the ground. Every Friday our sharp-eared columnists will be bringing you the latest and greatest in forward thinking music from across the spectrum.
Mike Skinner and Murkage Dave – CCTV
Tonga Balloon Gang continue their irresistible rise with the release of ‘CCTV’. Off the back of his impressive first solo release, D.A.V.E part 1, Murkage Dave kicks off the track with a catchy hook, punctuated by The Streets vocalist Mike Skinner, letting us know what the new skank is.
The visuals for CCTV have been shot in Birmingham, which makes sense as the tune features bars from the cities up and comers, JayKae and Mayhem NODB, who both showcase the cities exciting grime scene exceptionally well.
Lloyd SB Ft. Wallwork – The Portal
Drum and Bass is coming back with a fresh wave of experimentation and Lloyd SB adds to this growing movement with this track off his new EP. Fast reverb laden synth stabs punctuate a stomping half-time beat as the tune crashes and bangs its way into life, the groove is infectious and the key change 2 minutes in keeps your interest the whole way through.
Osinski Ensemble – Safari (KMTR Extended Re-Edit)
Soviet Electro from the 1980’s, given a beatuiful contemporary re-touch by Bulgarian producer KMTR, who has managed to capture the essence of the original version, while re-building the track to make it friendly to the modern DJ.
AJ Tracey – Leave Me Alone
Young Prince of Ladbroke Grove is back on the map with his new single, ‘Leave Me Alone’. While the quality of film production by Kaizen Creative is the first stand-out feature, AJ’s hook quickly follows up where the aesthetics lead. While perhaps not his best work to date, the track is undoubtedly above average, and further solidifies AJ Tracey’s prospects of being one of the top players in the grime scene very soon.
Isolée – Favouride
Pampa have recently brought us an astonishing compilation of tracks from their roster of artists, including Isolée’s ‘I like it here can i stay?’, a massive tune, like every other on the album (if You haven’t already, give it a listen). Released on the flip-side to the more popular ‘Floripa’, Favouride is a chilled out house anthem, with a xylophone inspired melody accounting for the majority of the tune that is just fantastic.