Sep 13, 2013

Local Hero: Nativ - Shifty

LOCAL HERO: Nativ – Shifty

Dammmn, he levelled Different Drum last Thursday with New York Transit Authority, Rinse FM are all over him and the hype just keeps on building for rapidly rising Glaswegian producer, Nativ. And with tunes like ‘Shifty’, it’s not hard to understand why. The product of an ever evolving bass culture, expect to see him being referred to as ‘Post Funky’ in The Guardian any day now. This kid’s going places…

Nativ – Shifty (Dusk + Blackdown Rinse FM Rip) (Tumble Audio)

Speaking of hype, Barrientos has been at the centre of it this week after Danny Howard dropped ‘On My Mind’ while sitting in for Pete Tong. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check the full EP here. In the meantime, this rather jamming remix for the equally hyped Almost is racking up the plays, with a pulsing bassline that is strictly peak time material. Ooosh!

Almost – Colour Me (Barrientos Remix) (Seven Music) (Oct 7th)

Following up his excellent ‘Let’s Get Together EP’ on Under No Illusions, Junior G returns this week with a two-tracker which is sure to get you moving. Hooking up with the same label, ‘Get Down’ employs a slicker than slick vocal hook over a solid tech-house foundation, while the flipside with Jamie Roy takes things somewhat deeper as you journey into the night.

Junior G – Convolution EP (Under No Illusion Records)

Junior G - Convolution EP by Junior G.

You’re going to be hearing a lot more from Atom Tree over the coming months, so we thought it was time to clue you in with this free download he posted last week on Soundcloud. Deep, atmospheric and ambient are the key words here, presenting a truly mesmerising soundscape of wistful synths and subtle melody. Not advised if you’re feeling a bit blue, however…

Atom Tree – 45 (Free Download via Hotgem)