It's shamelessly retro speed garage, but the bass-explosion of the Deliquent's Remix of Mis-Teeq's "Style" (is this a new non-album single a la "This Is How We Do It" or something? Please let me know!) is totally rushy. Luvvit. Meanwhile, is it just me or does the Skandalous United remix of Kelis's "Milkshake" suggest an (almost) entirely new and bizarre route of oddness that grime might take? Oddly Carribean-sounding percussion, enormous splurgy bass and the most epileptic stuttering beats since I don't know what.
Oh yeah, and let me spell it out: you need
to hear Lenky's Dreamweaver riddim, simultaneously the most headwrecking and sweepingly anthemic groove I've heard this year. Check it here
while you still can. Listen closely for the two best cuts, Bounty Killer's "Hot Like Fire" and Elephant Man's "Blessed". Vybz Kartel's "Visa" is pretty great too.