Slime Recordings serve up some forward-thinking garage/bass fare on new sub-label Boss Mode
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.
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.
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.
superb first salvo from Boss Mode - we await further developments
date: 19 February
Review Score: 8