After delivering a bumping guestmix for us on last month’s SynthGlasgow radio show, Matt McLarrie is back with perhaps his biggest track to date. Following a string of releases on the likes of Mile End Records and Younan Music (where he is also labelmanager), the producer has lined up something hot for Kerri Chandler’s Madtech, with the amusingly titled ‘Beard Shaker’.
Bolstered by a pulsing sub-bass and solid kick drum, this is straight basement material, using a catchy vocal sample and techy synth stabs to hook you in. Stripped back with sharp, rhythmic percussion, there are only a few moments to catch your breath, slicing the track with cuts of tension-building silence for maximum impact. Fist pumpers, this one is for you.