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There are few finer UK bass contenders than that of Champion. What’s more, the London native has finally made with the “Snapshot” LP, a 12-track instalment of epic two-step and UK bass fundamentals. With the likes of Flava D, Jammz, Four Tet and Dream MC onboard, the LP gives one of the most comprehensive insights into bubbling UK talent and where the stalwart UK producer is making impressive power moves through connecting like minded firestarters.

Oslo duo Loveless drops another bomb of a track, “Straight 2 The Club” combines their ear for Scandinavian pop sensibilities with smooth r’n’b and soulful vocals.

“We and our UK friends, J. Warner and Taet, wrote ‘Straight 2 The Club’ on a winter’s night in our studio in Oslo, Norway. We were actually on our way to the club when inspiration struck and we simply had to record it. It’s a classical love duet with a 2018 kind of vibe, a modern day Alicia Keys and Usher if you like.”

That time of the week again and another fine edition of the Discobelle mix series.

This week sees two dope producers/dj’s from Sweden team up to form new super tag team – MRTN x DINERO (AKA Robert Dinero of Mash Up International fame and MRTN). On their debut mix they give us a fresh selection of all things dancehall, future house, moombahton, afrobeat and UK bass.

Watch out for dj dates/clubnights and more mixtapes coming from MRTN x DINERO later this fall!

MOAD – Feels So

Jun 8 2017

UK Garage is alive and well, you just need to know where to find it. Formula Records continue to honour some of the nation’s more sacred club sounds on a regular basis, updating our record boxes this month with F2: Vol 1. Among its fine cuts, MOAD’s ‘Feels So’ gleams with two step swagger and luscious vocal licks to bring a sense of pride back into the globetrotting sound. You can now stop pretending that Craig David album was a total cop-out and catch the genre’s next shining star.

The next release on UK dance music label Love & Other comes courtesy of Bristol producer/dj GotSome who has released a handful of records on the likes of Defected, Zoo Music, This Ain’t Bristol and most recently Nothing Else Matters/Ministry of Sound. His “Mystify EP” drops on Friday June 2nd.

We here at Discobelle can premiere the B-side track “Iron & Concrete” which projects a high-energy funnel of sound with it’s jacked up drums, fierce and bassy low end and complimentary vocal refrain.

“It’s the perfect blend of bands like SG Lewis and Disclosure, and rock bands like Doves or The Growlers. For me that Detroit sounding heavy bass and guitar blends really well with garage house. Crazy I know…The song is about being desperate and obsessed with someone you will never get and who you know is the opposite of good for you. Like all unhealthy habits, you falsely believe that this will be your saviour and get you out of your miseries. Like your state of mind when you´re alone with a couple of drinks inside you ‪at 3am, in a disturbed place or state of mind yet weirdly hopeful.”