Friday, 11 July 2008

Go West...

Atlantic Connection and Jeryl's Westbay Recordings has plenty of goodness signed up for the coming months. Kicking off with the vinyl releases taken from AC's debut album 'Tomorrow's Not Enough'. First up is 'Danger Zone' featuring Lynx, a silky smooth ride through liquid D&B territory, on the flip of that one comes 'Touch This' ft. Kemst, a slick crossover between Drum & Bass and Hip Hop that should satisfy any fan of that distinctive Westbay sound. Following that will be the outstanding follow up to one of Westbay's biggest releases to date 'Can't Destroy Love' as AC and Minds One go back in on the formula to create part two. Backing that one is another quality collaboration, this time with Youngman MC who provides some smooth lyrical flow for 'Soul Musiq'.

Not to be outdone, the sister label, Westbay International, steps up the pace with some more hotness from Concept & Shnek and Loxy & Matt U (yes, Loxy on Westbay!). 'Bedford Ave.' is already getting plenty of praise from DJs like Fabio and 1Xtra's Mistajam, despite being consistently misnamed 'Bed For Dave' thanks to a labelling issue at the mastering house! 'Supastar' comes correct on the B side with some LFO business that's hard to resist. Next up, Loxy & Matt U bring the jungle-funk with 'Jumanji', a fast paced blend of beats, bass and percussive layers that just doesn't let up. Matt U goes solo for the second track, 'Charger', another concoction of beats and bass with just enough of that Westbay attitude.

Plenty more lined up from the Westbay camp with talk of a 'Tomorrow's Not Enough' remix album, exclusive artist EPs and more. Check out their Myspace for audio clips of some forthcoming tracks.

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