The garage edits you always wanted, but didn’t know existed yet, have just landed on your feet, courtesy of a mysterious Irish artist and the Cheeky Music Group’s sub-label, Fruity Edits. Today we premiere a track from this ‘Artfully Dodged Edits‘ EP.
Found on an old hard drive amongst other dutty delights, the artist in question has released on Hypercolour Records and Dixon Avenue Basement Jams – gaining repute for their hair-raising riddims – but here the Unknown Artist throws it back to the early 00’s with three cuts of nostalgic, fun UKG.
The track we premiere today is the artist’s rendition of JT’s ‘Cry Me A River’ which is a clever blend of skippy drums and instantly recognisable nostalgia, using only astutely selected sounds and a double-dose of personality to create something simultaneously true to its origin but undeniably its own.
Also on the EP are tracks ‘Africa’ which kicks things off with a flurry of syncopated beats and peachy bass and ‘Forgot About Dre’ which is a certified classic alongside a slinky UK garage backdrop to hit the sweet-spot between old and new.
We’re not sure who the mystery artist is, but it’s definitely not Carlton Doom… You can support the release and purchase the 3 track EP on vinyl and digital here.