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cooly g - Narst / Love Dub
To call this release anticipated would be a huge understatement as Cooly G and Kode 9/Hyperdub have been whipping up a storm of interest around her fresher-than-owt UKF mutations since the beginning of this year. To date she's notched up an awesome Fact mix and a series of killer CD only releases through London's Blackmarket, not to mention a reputation as a serious DJ in Funky circles, but no vinyl releases until now. Cooly describes her own sound as having a "Deep house tribal dubstep vibe" and we really wouldn't argue as it's sits comfortably outside of the barriers formed by each style and just as easily within them. The world couldn't really ask for a nicer introduction to her feminine pressure than 'Love Dub' featuring her own vocals formed into wispy snippets over an intricately syncopated post-garage rhythm that fairly defines the progression of London Bass music into housier climes. On this and the slightly tuffer 'Refix' she shuffles her beats like few others we can mention, taking cues from Broken Beat and Garage, but removing any snagging kinks in favour of buttered flows and hazy hued dub vibes. The EPs final cut 'Narst' sets her closer to the house crew with a straighter 4/4 kick guiding the track, but the plastic string stabs and swollen subbass dips come from somewhere else entirely, showing her connections to a London club culture that's swung from grime to dubstep and now an Africanised house format settled on fundamental dancefloor aspects. Everyone's playing her tracks from Kode 9 to Marcus Nasty with many more to join them soon enough, so make sure you give this woman some due attention! Massively Recommended!