2016 Feb 16     
2 Bit Thugs

Slime Recordings serve up some forward-thinking garage/bass fare on new sub-label Boss Mode

Slime Recordings can usually be relied on to come up with the bass-heavy goods, be it garage, D&B or 'bass music' generally. And they don't disappoint with this two-track offering from Scottish duo Klient, which has been chosen to introduce Slime's new sub-label Boss Mode to the world.

On the A-side, Fragment is a perfectly serviceable little number that lures you in with stuttering, steppy beats, warping atmospheric synths and scratchy, glitchy sounds, before growling bass and cut-up fem vox deliver the knockout punch. But the real treat here is Shelter, whose more overt UKG stylings compliment its choice of vocal - a couple of resung lines from Circuit's first-gen US garage classic Shelter Me – perfectly.

Gully enough for younger floors but 'classic' enough in approach to please older heads too, Shelter is another feather in Slime's already well-feathered cap. No wonder, then, that it's being supported by the likes of DJ Zinc, Roska and My Nu Leng, who've included it on their Fabrix mix CD, which is out next month.

A superb first salvo from Boss Mode - we await further developments with interest.

Release date: 19 February


Review Score: 8




Tags: Klient, DJ Zinc, Roska, My Nu Leng, Slime Recordings, Boss Mode, bass music