London's Tom Chubb is at the controls for Huge Music's first ever release
What we have here is that most exciting of prospects, the debut release from a brand new label – in this instance, UK imprint Huge Music.
I Don't Know What I Can Do is the work of Tom Chubb, a London-based DJ/producer with 25 years' DJing experience, a Kinky Malinki residency and releases on labels such as Kidology, Reel House and Zulu under his belt. In its Original form, it's a midtempo affair with a broken-hearted female vocal front and centre, underpinned by stabby chords and densely-layered atmospherics, making for a cut that's sure to soundtrack many an Ibiza sundown (or sun-up) this summer, and that's accompanied by a Radio Edit for maximum exposure.
Elsewhere on the EP, the Alexny Remix is a deeper pass with an epic, spaced-out feel while, after a dramatic, bass-heavy intro, BlindB takes us into (thankfully not too) broken beat territory. But the killer here for me is the remix from label boss Southside Son, whose Rhodes-tastic rub will have fellow lovers of classic garage in raptures!
On this evidence, Huge Music is going to be a label you might wanna look out for. I know I will be.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 27 May (Traxsource) / 7 June (general release)
Review Score: 8