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FULL RELEASE - 7th October 2013
Next up on Critical Music's Modulations imprint comes a showcase from one of the most talked about names in UK hybrid bass music right now. Heavily supported by the likes of Kasra, Shy FX, dBridge, Mark Pritchard, Rockwell, DJ Die and many more, Sam Binga talks us through this dance floor fire release in his own words...
"I guess the main idea behind 'AYO!' was to make something crunchy and lo-fi, but still heavy enough for the floor. I think I was listening to a lot of Timbaland beats around the time I built this one - I've always loved the massive kicks and weird squashy snares he uses, so I wanted to try something along those lines at DnB speed. The rest seemed to flow quite organically and Redders brought his usual charisma and animation to the vocal. Like the man says, everyone knows he mashes up the show...
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Something’s happening to the faster side of dance music. Maybe it’s the hyperactive influence of juke’s chopped-up 808s, the embrace of dubstep’s half-time flow at a higher tempo or perhaps it’s simply the ongoing evolution of the mutation started by dBridge and the Autonomic podcasts. Whatever the origin, that spectrum of music between 160 and 170bpm is sounding utterly vital once again.
Sam Binga has placed himself firmly at the centre of this new wave, and done so with only one remix and a collaborative EP on general release. The remix (of ‘Rise Again’ by Blackjob) received support from heavy hitters such as Rockwell, Kasra and Doc Scott while the EP was a collaboration with Om Unit, released on dBridge’s EXIT Records and raved about by everyone from Mark Pritchard to Alix Perez (check his Essential mix), Spectralsoul and DJ Die. All of which makes the swell of attention around Sam Binga more than mere hype – look at the tracklist for Kode9′s Rinse:22 mix CD to see just how far the interest is spreading.
Poised capitalise on this early attention, Sam Binga will appear over the next few months on various projects – a collaboration with Addison Groove for Modeselektor’s ultra-hip 50 Weapons label; something exclusive for Critical; and ‘Triffidz’, again with Om Unit, for EXIT’s eagerly awaited Mosaic Vol 2 compilation. On top of this, early experiments in the world of 170-dancehall with Fracture are very much underway, and of course there’s the cheeky Shy FX reaffix ‘Sambaata’ – which is fast becoming one of the hottest dubs around.