Walton 'Koto Riddim'
"Another member of the Kaizen family, Walton's really come into his own with these far Eastern soundscapes. I love the way he fuses Japanese flutes and Taiko drums with upfront, stabby, bass music. Potential Sino-Grime resurgence on the horizon? I'm looking forward to releasing more music with him!"
Addison Groove & Bim Sanga 'WATP3'
"The formidable combo of Addison Groove & Sam Binga really delivered on this one. It's always a gamble when you collaborate with someone else and it doesn't feel like any time's been spent apart since their first official collab in 2013. Although Sam Binga is typically affiliated with the 160-170 scene, I love this journey down 130. Addison Groove & Sam Binga compliment eachother really well on this record with WATP3 taking the crown as my favourite on the release."
Too Guys 'Pictor Ex Animo' (Silas & Snare Remix)
"Silas & Snare have a knack for long intros. Their build ups are always so carefully crafted and executed, I've lost count with the amount of times I'll start a radio or DJ set with one of their tunes. Love this remix from the boys, especially the haunting siren crescendoing in the background that culminates into this energetic and vibrant breakdown."
Levelz 'Front Face'
"With Biome & Metrodome on production and a collection of some of the finest MCs to come out of Manchester, the Levelz lot never fail to deliver. I love everything about this tune: the way Skittles' vocal rides the cello led chorus, Truthos' thespian diction, Chimpo's imperative tone, the way Chunky comes in with this brute-like force with "Baggaman, Baggaman, Baggaman" over the stabbing juke sounds and the videos not bad either!"
Tuckshop Music is turning five with an 18-hour mental health fundraiser
With a little help from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Netil Radio and Dimensions Festival
SOPHIE, Lotic and object blue added to Unsound 2018
Objekt, Lena Willikens and more were also confirmed in the second wave of announcements