Wednesday, 3 March 2010

PRE-ORDER: Geiom Ft. Marita – Sugar Coated Lover/Brackles & Shortstuff Remix [Berkane Sol]

Geiom’s Berkane Sol has proven itself to be an essential label with curveball releases from Nottingham’s finest producers, including NG associates Brackles & Shortstuff andwork from Spamchop, The Hizatron alongside tracks by Geiom himself. The label’s latest plate, ‘Sugar Coated Lover,’ is yet another reason why. Having explored the fringes of dubstep, embracing the sounds of house and garage for quite some the last time Geiom made an outing alongside vocalist Marita, it was on the anthem ‘Reminissin;’ so this is a welcome, if somewhat expectant, return.

Geiom and Marita’s ‘Sugar Coated Lover’ is a house anthem in waiting; the vocals deal with the age old notions of falling deep into a lover over melancholic house pads and slinky groove that goes right to your feet and hips because of the infectious bassline. It’s the subtle percussive elements that shakes the kick free from its four four pattern while keeping the drive; but most importantly it has that infectious bitter sweet, loved up vibe that brings a smile to the dance floor.

Brackles & Shorstuff shake the bottle and pop the cork on the sparkling stuff dropping a remix that’s on a determined garage flex. They take their energetic 8-bit boogie with a bassline that’s full of momentum and splice it with some of that broken 2-step magic; harnessing a dash of cut up vocals and plenty of the original vocal to make it into a harder dance floor hustle focusing their attention on giving it that all important slinky garage bump.

Words: James Balf
Out: 8th March 2010


Geiom just upped an exclusive mix that he made for The Wire under his electronica Hem guise; showcasing his sound perfectly here thanks to the mix being comprised entirely of his own productions.

DOWNLOAD: Hem – Mix for The Wire


1. Piknik Basket
2. Hot Wheelz
3. Plastic Lily
4. A Plus 2
5. On A Mission (Feat: Terrible Shock) (Berkane Sol)
6. Rich Chroma (Auralize)
7. Steamy Ezcape (Auralize)

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