With a nostalgic flavour of the 90’s Garage scene, blended with a generous Dubstep topping, UK Producer Rude Kid, and Grime MC Skepta, collaborate, once again, to make a masterpiece that will no doubt be the next soundtrack to dance floors everywhere.
Describing his unique sound as that of ‘Alien Music’, Rude Kid experiments with the electronic frequencies within sounds, and adopts an individual trademark within his music, to ensure that it sounds literally out of this world. Rude Kid’s distinctive style has attracted the attention of many well known artists, and he has worked with Grime royalty such as; Wiley, Kano, and Ghetto to name but a few, to create some of the biggest Grime anthems.
With his new EP Get Busy, released 29th July, Rude Kid fuses a classic dance sample from Bizarre Inc.’s Playing With Knives, with a more up to date Dubstep drop, and injects energy and attitude in to the mix with Skepta’s playful lyrics, encouraging, amongst other things, a more positive message, with the lines “hate Racism, love Bassline”. The vocals are reminiscent of 90’s style club anthems, highlighting Rude Kid’s homage to the earlier variations of electronic dance, presumably, this track revisits the past and moulds it to the present in a show of gratitude to the development of dance music.
The next track provides a remix from growing sensation Kat Krazy, who has already offered remixes from an endless list of acts like Coldplay, Marina and the Diamonds, Snoop Dogg. Kat Krazy slows down the tempo in his take on Get Busy, with deeper vocals, and an almost euphoric hook, with a piano and bongo drums seeping through, creating an atmosphere that feels incredibly energetic.
The Matrix and Futurebound remix focuses more on the electronic side to Rude Kid’s work, with a robotic spine transplanted into the track, stretching and bending beneath short tickles of synth’s, before the tempo breaks in to a climatic climb and drops to an almighty drum and bass firework. This remix brings Rude Kid’s Alien element into effect, while Rude Kid himself chooses to focus more on the blending of two music generations in his original track.
Leeds producer Jamie Grind, impresses his own flare of Garage music onto the track, changing the pitch of the vocals into more of a scratchy effect, and repeating them on loop throughout the track, while the tune maintains the same backbone, however with more of a house style, in its uptempo beat. Closing the EP is producer and DJ collective Funkystepz, inducing incredibly bassline attributes, such as the interweaving of bassline dips, and shuffles of the tempo, sounding similar to that of other tracks with Skepta’s vocals on, for example, Agent X’s remix of Sunglasses at Night.
Overall, this EP provides a selection of electronic flavours, from Rude Kid’s very own merging of 1990’s dancehall garage, with today’s dubstep, to Bassline, and House based takes on it. With a variation of tastes, this is worth checking out if you respect electronic dance music.
Standout Track: Get Busy (feat Skepta)
For Fans of: Teddy Music, Skepta, Boy Better Know, Wiley.
Written by: Charlotte Owen.