2019 Jan 27     
2 Bit Thugs

Slime veteran Burnie serves up a killer three-track EP for sub-label Downplay

Three tracks here that will delight the UK garage diehards, coming on Slime sub-label Downplay (from whom this is release #11).

The hype sheet dubs the EP overall "a soulful take on the classic sound of the golden age of UKG," and the hype sheet's not lying. Caramel Colour itself is a stutterin' two-step affair with New Jersey-style keys and male/female vocal cut-ups. Cloudy Soul, which follows, is another bumping, female-sung cut that's reminiscent of Donna Dee circa Spellbound - which coming from this writer is about the highest praise a UK garage record can get! A pacier 4/4 remix of the latter from Kobe JT then completes the package, ensuring appeal to younger bass floors.

If you're a fan of that classic late 90s bump 'n' grind, then you need this record in your life, nuff said!

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 25 January



Review Score: 9




Tags: Burnie, Downplay, Slime Recordings, UK garage, UKG, two-step