My favorite up and coming label Die High records (who just celebrated their 1 year anniversary) has built a reputation on releasing high quality, forward thinking music by artists like Paces, Akouo, Slumberjack, Mr. Carmack, Sable and Waveracer, mostly for free. They’ve just added a new artist to the roster and that alone is enough to grab my attention. Introducing: Alex “JL” Hiew, first of his name from the House Hiew in Australia (I just finished GoT season 3, shhhhh).
His debut double-release on Die High has a lovely tropical future garage feel which I’ve been all over since, you know, it’s mother****ing SUMMERTIME! Never Have features steel drums (Jamaican me crazy mon!) and harp over heavy brass while Night Walk absolutely kills it with the beat… the swing in the kicks and the snare work is all so tight and compelling, it instantly made it into the ‘ol future bass DJ folder.
I should also add that while you’re grabbing both these tracks for the low, low price of nothing, you might also want to grab a copy of his track ROCK too… if you’re into slow jams with warm sounds like I am.
Much love to Die High and JL for this free release, be sure to show them some love on the social media if you’re feeling it!
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