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Primrose Hill – Candy Rain (Sticky Remix)

Richard ‘Sticky’ Forbes built his reputation as one of the countries leading club music producers in the height of the UK Garage scene. His distinctive sound not only made his music unavoidable in the clubs during this era, but also launched the careers of a number of the UK’s leading talents including the Mercury Award winning Ms. Dynamite.

Sticky has had an endless numbers of club and chart hits featuring artists including Kele Le Roc, Stush, Tubby T & Twista, he has also remixed the likes of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, The Saturdays, Aaliyah & Sugababes, consistently finding himself scaling the heights of the club charts.

Sticky’s new remix is of Primrose Hill‘s debut single Candy Rain. Primrose Hill are a teenage girlband, who have very recently been signed by the same music moguls that created the Spice Girls.

The track is classic Sticky, with a 2012 vibe. The melodic hooks are still there, but have now morphed into synth style sounds. Luckily for us Garage Heads, Sticky has not changed his production values towards basslines, this one is ruffer than sandpaper, yet so simple and subtley made.

A great track from Sticky and Primrose Hill, both careers looking to blossom from this remix.

Check below for the Soundcloud sample of Primrose Hill – Candy Rain (Sticky Remix) and a Snippet of the original track…

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UK Garage veteran Wookie has been getting his share of remix work recently, appearing on a few releases. Well now, the Wookster is back with first original production for 6 years.

2 Us is a mellow yet scatty track featuring the relaxing vocals of Rachel K Collier. Looking back at his first release – Scrappy / Down On Me – you can see that Wookie’s sound has matured in a lot of ways. This track could even fit into the loosely defined Future Garage camp as it’s very melodic and laid back.

I’m really liking this one, and will be keeping a close eye on its performance.

Listen to Wookie feat Rachel K Collier – 2 Us below. 2 Us is out 16th July 2012 on Sony Music’s new imprint Space & Time.

UK Garage from Nubian Knightz with Everyday

Nubian Knightz are back with there second UK garage single Everyday.

Following on from their single from the end of last year Lovin’, Everyday is a bassy thumper with soulful vocals from Jahilsoul.

Nubian Knights are working to ethos that you make “music you can feel rather than music you can place” and say their mantra is ‘It’s More Than Music, It’s Soul Stirring.’

Hopefully Everyday will get your rump shaking to the catchy bassline, and if that ain’t your bag then maybe Atomic’s 2-stepper mix or Rachel Ellektra’s sunset electro mix might be up your street.

Everyday will be out in all good download stores from 20th August 2010.

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UK Garage documentary - Rewind 4ever

The UK Garage scene has a new documentary on the horizon and SnF are here to tell you all about it.

ReWind 4Ever aims to be a behind the scenes documentary series profiling some of the biggest names in old skool garage. Featuring exclusive interviews with the names who pioneered the scene, ReWind 4Ever moves through the history of Garage; from underground to overground to present day.

SnF are proud to be hosting the latest UK Garage documentary, which will be released in the coming weeks.

To see the teaser trailer, please visit http://www.rewind4ever.co.uk

Night Audio NA003 – El-B ‘Dirty’ E.P

Ghost Records and dubstep pioneer El-B joins the ranks at Night Audio for this grimey offering of ghetto dubstep and dark garage.

Preceding his ‘Nu Levels’ album, due to drop later this year, the ‘Dirty’ E.P provides 4 tracks guaranteed to smash up the dance floors, as well as providing a glimpse of what is in store from El-B and other Ghost members – Laze, Skolz, and of course Rolla.

‘How U Like Dat’ kicks things off with a kick driven bass frenzy, letting us know well and truly that Ghost is back. ‘Dirty Dirty’ follows on from the former, with a growling bass line and Rolla’s exclamation that this is indeed, as expected; ‘dirty’.

‘This Thrill’ sees a production reminiscent of the dark garage days of yonder, a pulsing bass line accentuated by Nico’s lovely vocals. The final track on the E.P, ‘Dirty Flow’, brings us the contrast of a winding guitar line over a punchy bass and a half step beat. Once again Rolla steps up to deliver the hook.

With the ‘Dirty’ E.P, you get a fantastic example of the versatility of the Ghost sound, and four tracks that will make the clubs shake – and thus, all of those in it – for sure.

For audio, please head over to the Night Audio SoundCloud, or visit their website for the latest info.

Release date: April 26th (12″)

Following up from Subeenas single on Planet Mu late last year, we have this two track 12” due out on Opit Records soon. ‘Picture’ and ‘Spectrums’ offer another peek into the talented Italian’s interesting take on electro styled bass music.

Starting off with a half step vibe before quickly leaping into a 4/4 jive, ‘Picture’ is a tune that’s powered by a lovely analogue bass. Lo-fi pads and melodies help give this a very authentic, dare I say European feel to it, and this is helped along with some nice filter modulations and a driving beat.

‘Spectrums’ is described in the press release as a ‘monastic rave’, and it is easy to see where this bizarre description has come from. Monks with glow sticks and pie-eyed priests are the image of the day for this track, and towards the end of the tune you are pretty much enveloped by the need to repent.

At only 24, there are already signs that Subeena will be around for some time to come. It’s not throwaway music, its had some thinking time behind it, and that will ultimately lead to it catching more and more people’s imagination.

You can keep up with the latest goings on with Subeena over at her Myspace. This E.P is out in the shops on February 15th.