Review: Brock UK – Send for the Fire

Brock UK hits A-Bee’s Mangoes and Melons imprint with a double header of speed-garage goodness, with his latest single for the label, Send for the Fire. The Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight takes a listen to two tracks steeped in the sound’s history.

Those familiar with the Liverpool bass scene will know the output of Brock UK already, as he has formerly produced under the Lojt moniker and is from just around the corner, in sunny Runcorn. Brock‘s sound covers a range of influences, mainly residing around the garage end of the spectrum, covering bassline.

2018 has seen Abby Gray, AKA recent Rinse France guest and Rinse FM regular, A-Bee, launching her Mangoes and Melons imprint, with the first release being a compilation that featured six tracks, all from artists that the label love; an excellent way to support the scene and help emerging acts get their sound heard. Brock UK made a contribution to the collection, Runaway, (under his Lojt guise) which focused on the speed garage sound that he generally errs towards.

October 23rd sees the producer offering up a double serving of speed garage on his Send for the Fire EP. The Mango Mix takes the idiosyncrasies of the sound – that classic, deep warping bassline, skittering percussion, and jungle-influenced sound effects – and lays them out into a certified club banger. We expect this to be doing some serious damage on the bassier dancefloors. The Melon Mix remains true to the garage style, adding in some deft, breathy organ sounds to complement the low end perfectly.

We look forward to seeing what Brock UK and A-Bee‘s label come up with next. In the meantime, check out Send for the Fire, below.

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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